This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. which are listed by category. then by date. All events will be listed. sublect to space, provided that details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number forour Information. Open Listings compiled by Sue Wilson.



The seventh annual official green week, organised by the Civic Trust to highlight worldwide environmental issues and act as a catalyst for local action, encouraging community groups, schools. businesses. local councils and individuals to do their bit for the planet. The organisers have produced an advice/suggestions booklet for those wanting to get involved. available free from Environment Week, Green Action. 236 Clyde Street. Glasgow G14JH, 332 1345 (office hours). The City of Edinburgh District Council (CEDC) are holding a Festival of the Environment; for a full programme contact Alison Sandford, Environmental Health Department , Johnston Terrace. Edinburgh. EH1 2PT. 225 2424. ext 5705. All events free unless otherwise specified.

Saturday 11

I River Kelvin Clean-Up Meet at car park beside Kelvinbridge Underground.- Glasgow. Contact Dr J Downcy 339 6914. 9.30am-4.30pm. Organised by Glasgow Friends ofthe Earth.

I Family Day At Almondell Country Park Meet at north car park, Almondell, West Lothian. Contact: John Crichton. 031 220 3713. llam—4pm. includingtreasure hunt and barbecue by Scottish Wildlife Trust. I Good Dog Roadshow All day. Cramond Esplanade, Edinburgh. Contact: 225 2424, ext 5705. Edinburgh District Council’s dog wardens give free advice on canine concerns. The roadshow will be travelling to different destinations each day thoughout Environment Week, contact the number above for full details. Free poop scoops on offer!

I Guided Walk to Juniper Green Meet Conservation Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh. Contact: Su Millar, 455 7367. 2pm. (Also on Sun 12).


I Dawn Chorus Walk Hermitage ofBraid, Edinburgh. Contact: Carol Houston, 447 7145. 5am. . I Water of Lelth Clean-Up Co-ordinated by Water of Leith Conservation Trust and CEDC to tidy up the river at different points throughout the day. Please bring wellies and gloves. Some equipment provided but extra rakes, ropes, wheelbarrows etc would be useful.

Dean Village Meet at Stone Bridge, Dean Path. 10.30am. Contact: Dorothy Forrester 226 5843.

Bonnington's Weir Meet in St Mark‘s Park. Warriston Road. 11am Contact: Andrew Arnott. 556 1243.

Bonnington Mill Meet at Bonnington


Gorillas in The Mist, showing during the Environmental Film Festival

It's that green lime ofyear again; once more we are being encouraged to think globally and act locally. The aim of National Environment Week, 11-19 May, is to highlightthe issues and provide a catalyst for action, and while ‘greenyshoes’ may have losttheir novelty value, the level of public interest remains high. Last year nearly 20,000 Scots took part in Environment Week and the organisers, the Civic Trust, expect to beat that total this time around.

As always there is a strong emphasis on practical conservation in the local environment, with schools, community groups and individuals organising litter«picking, riverclean-ups and recycling projects. In Edinburgh, the District Council are launching their Festival of the Environment, with around 40 exhibitions as well as talks, videos and competitions each day in the Environment Marquee in Princes Street Gardens. Elsewhere, Friends of the Earth and other groups are organising local events. If you want to get involved yourself, the organisers have produced a free booklet with

advice and suggestions for action (see Listings for details on this and other contacts).

Environment Week will also see the the launch of Green Scheme, 3 community arts initiative set up by Craigmillar Festival Society in Edinburgh. Working with local schoolchildren, they have produced a tape/slide show entitled ‘Cows and Horses Sometimes Jump 0verthe Fence into Craigmillar' which will be on show at the Environment Marquee, as will the ‘Portarhythm’ a percussion sculpture made out of scrap materials at Craigmillar Arts Centre. Green Scheme, together with the Edinburgh Wildlife Group, will also be opening their new neighbourhood nature reserve at Hawkhill Wood.

Also taking place is Scotland‘s first environmental film festival, running at the Edinburgh Filmhouse throughout the week. While environment- triendliness isn’t one of Hollywood’s more striking characteristics, a surprising number of films in recent years have contained a green message of some kind. Robert Redford’s The Milagro Beanfield War tells the story of a Mexican community’s struggle against encroaching developers, Star Trek IV contains a twenty-minute save-the-whales plug and Meryl Streep takes on the nuclear industry in Silkwood, to name a few examples. Television documentaries and animation (including the Oscar~winning Creature Comforts) also feature in the programme, illustrating the wide variety of ways in which

= filmmakers are addressing I environmental issues, and proving that

film buffs can be friends of the earth as well. (Sue Wilson)

See Listings for full details of Environment Week events and contact numbers. The Environmental Film

Festival is listed in the Film section.

Bridge, Newhaven Road. Noon. Contact: Mike Thornton. 557 6628.

Canonmills Meet at Canonmills Bridge. Noon. Contact: Valerie Gordon, 556 9292. ext 4022.

Stockbrldge Meet at Saunders Street or Rintoul Place. Noon. Contact: Rex Walker, 332 5311.

I Wildlife Photography: Water of Lelth Meet at Conservation Centre. 24 Lanark Road. Edinburgh. Contact: Andrew Arnott.5561243. Noon. Organised by Edinburgh Wildlife Group. Outdoor wear and cameras needed.

Monday 13

I Water of Leith -Water at Life Conservation Centre, 24 Lanark Road. Edinburgh. Contact: Su Millar, 455 7367. On the hour. 11am—3pm. Tape-slide show produced by local primary schools in association with the Slide Workshop

3 Trust. Each showing lasts about 40 mins.

Also on Tue 14—Fri 17 at same times.

; I Guided Walk: Belford Bridge—Stockbrldge Meet Belford Bridge. Edinburgh.

i Contact: Su Millar, 455 7367. 2pm. Also

I Wed 15 at 2pm. Tue 14.Thurs 16at6pm.

I World Premiere: Sinking Ark Thomas

Morton Hall, 28 Ferry Road. Leith, Edinburgh. Advance tickets only. contact

Jim Hunter. 225 2424. ext 5707. £1 (50p).

Zero One present a new musical

: entertainmentexploringenvironmental issues. performed by Edinburgh

schoolchildren. Various venues

throughout the week. phone for details.

I Urban Safari: Union Canal Meet Harrison

1 Park. off Polwarth Terrace. Edinburgh.

Contact: Andrew Arnott. 556 1243. 2pm. I Guided Walk: SandpoIt Place-Lelth Docks Meet Sandport Place Bridge. Edinburgh. Contact: Su Millar. 455 7367. 6pm. Also on Tue 14 at 2pm, Wed 15 at 6pm and Thurs 16 at 2pm.

Tuesday 14

I Urban Safari - Pioneer Plants Meet at junction of Dairy Road and Murieston Road. Contact: Andrew Arnott.5561243. 2pm.

Wednesday 15

I Launch of Marquee Opening Princes Street Gardens. Contact: CEDC 225 2424. ext 5705. 11am. The focal pointof CEDC‘s Environment Week programme, the marquee plays host to a multitude of exhibitions on a green theme, as well as talks throughout each day until Sat 18.

I Marquee Programme

Presentation of School Poster Competition Prizes 1 1.30am.

Sustainable and Clean Energy 1.30pm. A talk on wind power by Dr John Twidell from Strathclyde University.

Scotland - Top Place in Europe for Solar Heating 2.15pm. Kerr MacGregor. Napier Polytechnic, on solar power.

Combined Heat and Power- A Green Solution 3pm. Richard Wood (from British Gas) plugs the greenness ofgas.

I Secondhand Myth - Children's Sculpture Workshop Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. 78 Albion Road, Edinburgh. Contact: Aileen Ballantyne, 5534280.

llam—lpm/2—4pm. £1.50. A chance for children to join in building a mosaic from man-made materials and natural waste. Also on Wed 15—Sat 18.

Thurs 16

I Princes Street Gardens Marquee

The Three Rs: Recycling, Re-Use, Resource/Recovery- The Edinburgh Way 10.30am. A talk by Gary Turner, Senior Waste Management Officer, CEDC. Sarawak- Stop Logging Tribal Lands

1 1.50am. Tape/slide show about the effects of deforestation on the peoples of Sarawak, Malaysia.

Wildlife Conservation and Us 12.30pm. A talk by Professor Aubrey Manning, chairman of the Scottish Wildlife Trust. The Biology of the Amazonian Reinforest and the Problem of its Destruction 1:45pm. A talk by Dr James Rafter, a tropical botanist at the Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens.

Battle for the Earth 3pm. Video of an [TN programme on environmental initiatives worldwide.

I Clean-Up Glendale Glendale Estate, Glasgow. Contact: Angela Richardson, 558 5697. 10am—4pm. I Formal Launch of Edinburgh Wildlife

E Group Royal Observatory, Calton Hill,

! Edinburgh. Contact: Andrew Arnott. 556 i 1243. 1 1am. I I Urban Safari: Hawkhlll Wood Launch of

Craigmillar‘s new urban nature reserve.

; Contact: Greenscheme 5561243. 1 Events continue until Sunday 19 May.


{ Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road. Contact: Liz : Holt, 228 6382. Edinburgh‘s first green ' film festival runs throughout Environment 5 Week. Screenings include feature films ! with environmental themes. along with 1 TV documentaries and original animation. See Film Section for full details.

The List3— 16 May 199185