' Approx eight miles; two routes—one

East Lothian Starts 1 1am at Woodend

This section covers events not included

elsewhere in the magazine. which are listed

by category, then by date. All events will be listed. subject to space. provided thatdetails reach our offices at least seven days before

publication. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number

Iorour information. Open Listings compiled by Sue Wilson.


2 Sunday” July

I Greenpeace‘s annual summer sponsored walks to raise money and awareness ofthe threat to the great whales. Edinburgh is one of the four ‘major' UK walks. but there are other events organised by local supporters groups at sites listed below. All routes are circular unless othe rise stated and walks are coded for accessibility. A: suitable for pushchairs; B: suitable for pramswheelchairs: C: dogs welcome: D: dogs welcome on leash; E: refreshments available; F: walking shoes required: G: wellies needed if wet. For more details I and sponsor forms phone the local number given or contact Sue Hollands03l 22‘) i 5076. See panel. 1 Dalkeith Starts 11am at Vogrie car park. Three miles (you can do more than one circuit). Playpark and barbecue. ACE FG. Contact: Susan Tait 0875 320752. Dumlries Starts 1 1am at Ae Forest picnic site off A701 . through forest by river. Four or eight miles. DEF. Contact: Sarah Lane ()387 56293.

Cottage. Pressmennan. by Stcnton.

through woods (unsuitable for prams but good for dogs) the other is a country road. ABCDEG. Contact: Tanya Morrison 036 85 371.

Glasgow Starts 10am at I’ollok Country Park. Ten miles. .\'o roads. A BC[)E. Contact: Steven Gardiner 041 6372760. Edinburgh Starts Silverknowes Esplanade 11am. Seven miles from the sea front finishing along the River Almond. ABCI)EF. Contact: Sue Hollands 031 22‘) 5076.

Denny Starts 10am in car park picnicarea. Eight miles. woodland walk. CDEFG. Contact: Anne Anderson 0324 8144‘)‘). Greenock Starts 1 lam in liast Gate Battery Park. Ten miles. A BC1)FG. Contact: Mary McShane 0475 87421. Kilmarnocksiaris 1 lam at Dean Castle Country Park car park. Five miles. Contact: Jean Wren 0563 38218.

Peebles Starts 1 lam at Greenside car park. l’eebles. .\'ine miles along banksof River Tweed. 1)FG. Contact: [an ()‘Riordan 0721 2958‘).


I Drumming for Women Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. Contact: Jae Austin 033 781277. 10am—5pm. £18 (£12). A chance for women toexperiment with rhythm; please bring your own drums. rattles etc. Beginners' instruction on the bodhran available.

“The List 28Junc— l 1 July 1991


Although commercial whaling has been banned since 1986, almost 14,000 whales have been killed during this time, supposedly tor ‘scientilic’ purposes. At the recent International Whaling Commission meeting in

- Iceland, a motion was tabled calling for

a partial resumption 01 commercial whaling. The plan was rejected as it stood, but was referred for further development and may yet be adopted. ‘Scientilic' whaling remains legal, despite the IWC repeating its criticisms of the practice. With eight out of ten species of great whale already hunted

; to near-extinction and smaller

cetaceans such as dolphins also under

; threat, Greenpeace are pressing the EC

to adopt a permanent ban on whaling, collecting signatures (110,000 in Britain solar) from across Europe to back up their demands. The petition will be circulating at the annual Whale Walks taking place around the country on Sunday 14 July, and all walkers will be urged to sign Greenpeace hope to bring the total to a round million. ‘Save the whales' is one of the oldest environmental battle-cries, yet the campaign shows no sign of suffering from compassion fatigue, according to Greenpeace‘s Scottish organiser Sue Hollands. ‘I don’tsee people getting tired of the issue. It’s the opposite it anything: they seem to be getting angrier. Greenpeace first started

i 1

i . . A helicopter suspends an anti-whaling banner in front ola

ship on the Greenpeace Antarctica Expedition

campaigning on whales in 1974, and every year we’ve had a whale walk since then we’ve had more people on it. I think whales have a particular appeal tor people because they're so 5 big and so intelligent: there's no doubt that the threat to them does produce more of a response than that to most other animals, perhaps because they're such peaceful creatures.’ 1 Whale Walks will be taking place at

various locations throughout Scotland, with the Edinburgh event one of the tour 5 ‘maior‘ walks in the UK. The seven-mile route goes from Silverknowes Esplanade, starting at the sea-shore and tinishing along the RiverAlmond. There will be a variety of ; entertainment laid on lorwalkers, including a barbecue, balloon flights

and live music from local bands, possibly including Pure Blind Panic

and The Ruby Suit. A big turn-out will

send a clear signal to the EC

governments at the public's opposition

to whaling, and the sponsor money is

vital to continue Greenpeace's work.

It’s the perfect chance to clear your

hangover and do your bit for the planet

at the same time. (Sue Wilson)

See Open listings for details of Whale Walks around Scotland, including contact numbers for information and sponsortorms.

Sunday 30

I From Spiers to Spires Meet Spiers

Wharf. Forth and Clyde Canal. Glasgow. Contact: Muriel Mcmillan 332 ‘)1 l5 ext 11. 2pm. Free. A guided walk looking at the history and architecture of the area. Bring

a picnic.

I Aromatherapy Massage Salisbury

Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—6pm: £18 (£12) or 2—6pm £10 (£7). Basic introduction to massage in the

morning. followed by an afternoon session on aromatherapy oils. Bring a large and a small towel and almond or grapeseed oil.


I Illustrated Talks on Old Edinburgh i Methodist Central Halls. Tollcross.

Edinburgh. 7.30pm (weekly on Wedsuntil I July 31 ). £2 (incl refreshments). Learn '

about the capital's history - all welcome. Proceeds towards improving the Central

Halls' disabled access.

. 7221. 10.30am—5.30pm. £3(£1). A

E one-day conference organised by the Cancel The Debt Campaign. with speakers. workshops. creche.


; Sunday 7

of Braid Visitor Centre. off Braid Road. Edinburgh. Contact: 447 7145. Lookingat

: the inter-relationships between the

' Hermitage's flora and fauna.

. Wednesday 10

I A Colour Workshop The Meeting House.


: Scottish Centre for Lesbians. Gays and

Thursday 11

' childhoodexperiencesinfluence

Saturday 6

I The Impact of Third World Debt Renfield St Stephen's Church. 260 Bath Street. Glasgow. Contact: Roona Simpson. 334

I Guided Walk— Woodland Web 1 lermitage

7 Victoria Terrace. Edinburgh. Contact: Anna Hannon 337 6438. 7,30pm. £2. A practical exploration of how colour affects


I Readings From “Bi Any Other Name‘

Bisexual. 58a Broughton Street. Edinburgh. 8pm. Free. Edinburgh° Bisexual Group‘s regular meeting. with an American flavour for lndependence Day.

I Childhood Scottish Centre for Lesbians. Gays and Bisexual. 58a Broughton Street. 1 Edinburgh. 8pm. Free. Tonight Edinburgh Bisexual Group look at how '


OPEN EXTRA ,1 Saturday 29 '

I Jumble Sale llillhead Library. By res Road. Glasgow. Contact: Roona Simpson 334 7221. 2—4pm. 20p. In aid ofthe Cancel The Third World Debt Campaign.


I Fair Play at Kelburn Kelburn Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire. 0475 568685. 1.3(L4.30pm.£2.50(£1.501accompanied children £1.25). A trip down memory latte for children and parents as the association 3 for Fair Play in Scotland presentsan ' afternoon of traditional Glasgow street games. I Oxtam Share Transler Appeal To press for : rapid action by politicians to relieve the f famine in Africa. ()xfam are issuing ‘share 1 certificates' which ask that individuals' ; I share of the 20 million-tonne ECgrain mountain (around 20kg for every man woman and child in Europe) be usedas food aid. See the ()xfam advert elsewhere i in the magazine or contact lain i Gray. Kevin Dunion at ()xfam in Scotland. 1 0312259330. IThe Bike Bus Meet WaverleyBridge. ' Edinburgh. 8am. Contact: Harry llenniker 22‘) 6274. This fortnight the bus and bike trailer travel to Loch Lubnaig on June 2‘) 30. with a weekend trip to Loch Lomond on July 6 '7 (for details on this contact Shane 22‘) 1962).