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Florence Jamieson at work. Herdrawings

and paintings can be seen at Glasgow University's college club

and Miniatures Until 20 Apr. An exhibition devoted to the life's work of one of Scotland’s better-known 19th century watercolourists. As a painter of portraits and miniatures, MacLeay received commissions from many of Scotland‘s landed families and from Queen Victoria herself. His landscapes are less celebrated. but several fine examples are included here.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset: Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D].

Living in a naintorest Until April. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics‘ Exhibition Hall.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Recently ‘saved for Scotland‘ the historic 18th century Dumfries Freedom Box is now on public display.

A Rare Spirit Until 29 Mar. Central tothe Museum's ‘celcbration‘ of whisky is a 50 year-old pure malt Scotch. distilled at Glenfiddich. Dufftown. between 1937 and g 1939. and of which only 500 bottles have been produced. There will also be some 50 whisky-orientated artefacts. including pistols owned by Robert Burns when he was an exciseman. and a collection of silver quaichs.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Masterpieces for Scotland Until 22 Feb. An opportunity to view an important collection of art recently acquired for Scotland under the ‘Acceptance in Lieu‘ scheme. The works. two Gainsboroughs. a Rubens and a rare painting by Hercules Seghers. belonged to Hampshire landowner Eva Borthwick; she submitted them to the Treasury in settlement of a tax liability of £6.5 million. on condition they be passed to the RSA for exhibition.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Exhibitions until 6 Feb:

Scottish Painters in Spain Mixed works on a Spanish theme by Blackadder. Houston and others.

nohhle Bushe: New Works.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat 11am-5.30pm.

Other Dimensions Until 22 Feb. Three Scottish-based artists. Annette Hyer, Frances Parker and Adele Watson explore physical and emotional boundaries.


University Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Alan Davie: Works on Paper1959-91 Until 22 Feb. The first major retrospective of Davie‘s works on paper (see also MchIIan Gallery. Glasgow). represented by some 40 paintings in gouache and a dozen large oils.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Daily 10am—10pm. Herman Rodrigues: Asians Today Until Thurs 13 Feb. Photographer Rodrigues compares the position of Asians living in Bangladesh with those who made the move to Scotland. looking at their hopes and aspirations and how their lives have progressed.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgatc. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.

Lucy Ross: New Paintings Sat 1—22 Feb. Large. expressive. figurative works by a

a recent graduate ofthe Royal College of


I WINES FROM PARIS The Vaults. 4 Giles Street. Leith. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun

I lam—6pm.

Peter McLaren: Recent Works Until March.




Monument Road. 0292 45447. Mon—Sat

? 10am—5pm; closed Sun.

Contemporary Art Society: Eighty Years of Collecting Sat 1 Feb—l4 Mar. Atouring exhibition from the South Bank Centre including works by Bacon. Moore. Spencer and many other key figures in 20th century art.

St Andrews

I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.

I Exhibitions until 23 Feb: ' Nathan Coley By way ofan introduction. an

exhibition of works by the gallery‘s new Artist in Residence.

J. Douglas MacGregor. Memorial Exhibition. Alan Keane: Ceramics.


I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling,078661081. Mon—Sat llam—6pm. Greer Balaton Fri 7—29 Feb. Five-foot-high life drawings and large colour canvases from a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art.




Activities and tun

I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTREJordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950. 3437. Drama Workshops Now running until Easter. Tuesdays 4—6.30pm (8—10—year—olds); Thursdays 4—6. 30pm (1 1—13-year-olds). £1 . per session, must be booked.

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. 100 Govan Road, 427 17920an all year. Tue—Sun 10am-5.30pm. Kids£1 .20; adults £2 (family ticket. two adults and two kids £5). Hands-on activities with every exhibit. Scientific fun for all the family.

I GLASGOW ZOO Calderpark. Uddingston,77l 1185.

Open every day. 10am-5pm. Kids£l .90: aduhs£3.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010.

Family Craft Session Wed 12 Feb 10—11.30am. 75p per child. Valentine cards; craft work for under 55 with a parent/guardian. Places limited. Paisley Youth Theatre Every Sunday.

1 lam—1pm. Free (waiting list; phone centre for details). Theatre for young people over 12. There are also two sessions for under-12$: PACKLET 2—2.30pm and PACK 3.30—5pm.

I SUMMIT CENTRE Minerva Way, Finnieston. 204 2215.

Ice Skating Beginners sessions Sats and Suns. 12.15—1.45pm. £2.40. Skate hire 60p.


I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road. 357 3929.

Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission to museum free. Largest collection of vehicles in the UK. Reconstructed Glasgow street complete with cinema and subway. Try the Super-X simulator for a really thrilling ride. Kids 75p; adults£1 .50.



1 Kids Stutl Saturday afternoons at 1.15pm.

1 Kids£l .25; adults£1 .75. Magic. songs.

puppets and fun. Shows last 45-60 minutes

and are suitable for 3—11ycar-olds.

Jacit O'Lantern 1 Feb.


Paisley.887 1010.

3 Saturday afternoon shows. Kids 75p;

5 adults£l .25. 1.30pm. Always popular.

. best to book in advance.

: Magic Bob 1 Feb.

Aladdin 8 Feb. Tale of the Genie andthe Lamp presented by Ian Turbitt Puppet


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; Activities and fun


; WORLD Melville Nurseries. Lasswadc. 663 4932. Tropical setting for hundreds of

i flitting butterflies check your shoulders I on the way out! Insect World houses

tarantulas. beetles and scorpions. See | millions of busy little bees at work in the | Bee Garden. Open every day.

10am—5.30pm. Kids £1 .45; adults £2.60 (under-55 free).

I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940.

Junior Coaching Programme Now running. classes cost £1 . For children aged 5 and over. Contact centre for details. Badminton Mondays. 4—6pm.

Judo Mondays. 6—8pm.

Mini basketball Tuesdays 4—5pm. Basketball Tuesdays 5—6pm.

Footahall coaching Thursdays 4—6pm. Gymnastics Fridays 4—6pm.

Boys football coaching Sundays 3—5pm.

I KENNEDY'S FUN CENTRE Windsor Place. Portobello, 669 1075.

Saturdays 9.30—1 1.30am. £1 .50. Open sessions for children up to age ten. accompanied by an adult. Trampolines. pirate ship. bouncy castle. tree house. soft play equipment. Tue-Fri. lOam—noon and l-3pm. £1.50. Open sessions for under-5s. I KOKOS Craig Park. Newcraighall Road, 6690082.

Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Ninety-minute session, Mon—Fri 10am—2pm £2: 2—6pm £3. Sat. Sun and public holidays. 10am—6pm. £3. Soft-play. climbing nets. adventure maze, ball pool. adventure maze. bouncy castle. Fully supervised children over 3 years can be left. Height limit 4ft 7in.

I LITTLE MARCD'S Grove Street, 228 2141.

Mon—Sun 9.30am—8pm. Ninety-minute session £3 for nonmembers. Ball pits, bouncy castle, soft-play. karting, slides. Fully supervised —- children over 3 years can be left.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riverside Crescent. 337 6933.

Beginners Sessions Mon and Fri 5—7pm. £1.20. skate hire 50p. Beginners sessions include a lO—lS-minute lesson from professionals. Wed 5—7pm. Sun

10—1 1.30am. £l.50.skatc hire 50p. Family sessions Sat 10am—noon. £1 .50 including skate hire.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. Five floors of toys. toys. toys. Everything from tiny tin soldiers to action man. Puppets shows. and slot machines. Open Mon-Sat. 10am—5pm. Admission free. Walkman guides available for hire (kids 50p: adults£l ).


I EDINBURGH FILMHDUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. . Saturday 2pm matinees. all seats bookable. £1 .70. The BFG (U) 1 Feb. Cartoon version of Roald Dahl‘s popular story. Racketeer (PG) 8 Feb. Pilot goes out to save the world Superman-style after finding a rocket pack.


I DUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 6682019. Family Concert Sun 9 Feb. 3pm. Kids£2.50 (including free ice cream!); adults £4. Mr Boom introduces a concert for children by children. Broughton School Orchestra.

3 Edinburgh Academy Jazz Band. St

l Margaret‘s Junior Choir and The Waddell i Junior Strings sing and play in aid of Birthright. the charity raising money for research into healthier women and babies.

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