This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact

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Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I CLYDE PRIDE CLEAN-UP Sun 7. all day. 20.000 volunteers needed to help clean up the banks of the Clyde and its tributaries and earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records. Do your bit for your local burn or river bank. Contact the Clyde River Purification Board for local details: 03552 38181.

I ALL FORMATS COMPUTER FAIR Sun 7. 10am—4pm. City Halls. Candleriggs. Contact: 0225 868100. £4 (£2). Games. business systems, bulletin boards. hardware and software of all makes and formats. new and second hand.

I COME AND TRY ORIENTEERING Wed 10. 7pm. Linn Park. Contact: Terry O’Brien 041774 9718. 75p per map. Open to all. Beginners welcome.

I POLLOK LECTURE SERIES Thurs 11. 7.30pm. Pollock Country Park lecture room. Contact: 041 632 9299. Free. Gavin Stewart of the Scottish Conservation Trust outlines how the trust addresses Scotland‘s conservation problems and promotes practical solutions.

I WALK FOR THE WHALES Sun 14. Greenpeace marquee. Kelvingrovc Park. from 10am. Sponsor forms and information: 0505 684453. Free. Easy. seven-mile sponsored stroll along the Kelvin Walkway to raise money for Greenpeace. Bring a picnic. Entertainment throughout the day. Suitable for pushchairs. See Agenda.


I SCOTLAND UNITED MARCH Sat 6. Assemble 11.30am in Regent Road for noon march to arrive Leith Links opposite Tory Party HQ at 1pm. Free. lts‘D-Day for Scotland'. so bring your flags. banners. family and friends. March followed by a rally in Leith Links with speakers and bands including Deacon Blue (see Music listings for further details).

I MEADOWS FESTIVAL Sat 6/Sun 7. all day. The Meadows. Free. Stalls. bric-a~brac. books, bands. family entertainment. funfair. children's theatre and ‘much. much more‘.

I LARK IN THE PARK Sun 7.1.30—5.30pm. Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. Free. Return of Scotland's largest Gay. Lesbian and Bisexual festival. Six bands. information stalls and speakers including Peter Tatchel from Outrage in London. Compered by Heather Savage and David Hodgson. See Music listings for further details.

I OLD TOWN WEEK Fri l2-Sat 20. A celebration of the Old Town. aimed at folk from Edinburgh and the surrounding

areas. Theatre. concerts. lectures. guided

walks. pipe bands and a 40s theme day culminate in a gala day and ceilidh on Sat 20. Free Folk and Jazz in local pubs throughout the week. Selected events listed below. For full details contact the

Old Town Renewal Trust on03l 2258818.

Guided Wallis Daily. 2pm; Weekdays.

' 7pm. The Edinburgh Festival Voluntary

' (iuides Association polish up their shoe

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leather to take parties up and down the High Street and round those places not always open to the public. Also.

; Mon—Wed. EFV GA guides give lectures

in Cannonball House at 12.30pm.

1940’s Theme Day Sun 14, 2-5pm. The

. High Street from George IV Bridge to The ; Bridges will be closed to all vehicles

f except Vintage and Classic cars. The BP

3 Big Band will set the scene with helpfrom

local shops and schools.


noon—5pm. The Meadows. Free. (Preceded by March from Regent Road via Princes Street: Assemble 10.30am.) Annual trade union festival with bands. activities for the kids all afternoon. speakers and a ‘know your rights' tent as well as the more traditional Brass and Pipe Band Competitions and beer tent. See Music listings for band details.

I LEITH FESTIVAL Sat 13—Sat 20. Contact: 554 4750. Its all happening in Leith. with exhibitions. a swimming gala. dancesand talks. The week kicks off with with a pageant and gala at the Links on Sat 13. Dance to Mr Wardlaw's Big Band on Fri 19 (tickets()31 554 4890). Visit Old Leith Council Chambers and Police Museum on Sun 14 (2-5pm) and Wed 17(6—9pm).

I SCOTLAND YARD SUMMER FESTIVAL Sun 14. 11am—4pm. King George V Park. Canonmills. Contact: ()31 557 8199. Free. Community festival with kids events. ceilidh and folk bands. street games forall the family and Pictish Puppets. All those with special needs are particularly welcome.

I FORTH BRIDGE RAFT RACE Sun 14: South Oucensferry. Noon—4pm. Spectators free. RAF rescue display and stalls. Funster. river and Speedster class raft races.

I WALK FOR THE WHALES Sun 14.11am Silverknowes Esplanade. Sponsor forms and information from Stan on ()31 229 5076. Free. Easy. seven-mile sponsored stroll around circular route through Silverknowes and along the River Almond. Bring a picnic. Family entertainment and bands throughout the day. Suitable for pushchairs. See Agenda.

1 I ARMY DISPLAY Mon 15. 2—8.30pm.

Free. Holyrood Park. Testosterone and tanks on public view.


I SELKIRK COMMON RIDING Thurs 11—Sat 13. Contact Ian Galloway: 075020373.

g Thurs. 9.30pm: Nicht Afore the Mom . Dance:Fri.4.30am—midnight:

processions. marches and parades; Sun. 1.30pm: sports.

I STIRLING CARNIVAL: Sun14 g 3.30—9.30pm. Kings Park. Free. ' (Preceded by Carnival Procession. leaving

Riverside Drive at 2pm.) Excellent entertainment from street theatre specialists Swamp Circus. bands. pipe bands. sports and much family fun. Food stalls and beer tent.

I RIDE FOR THE RAINFOREST Sun 14. Stirling. Albert Hall. Details and sponsor forms from Mark Wells: 0786 87291. 50-mile sponsored bike ride for the WWF. Circular route through the Trossachs. All proceeds to rainforest conservation.

I LIFEBOAT CARNIVAL Sun 14. 11am—5pm. Mellerstain. (‘ontact 036 16230. £2.50p (kids free). Includes Exemption Dog Show. pedigree anti novelty classes.

Events tor children are listed by city. then by category, then alphabetically by venue. Events will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days betore publication. Kids Listings compiled by Beatrice Colin.


Activities and Fun

I CUMBERNAULD HOUSE Kildrum. 0236 732887. Just Kidding Gala Opening Event Sun 7.1un. 2pm. Free. An afternoon in the park to celebrate the fortnight-long Just Kidding Festival. The day has a South Sea Island theme and features Stu Who‘.’. Magic Bob. Alkazam. and the Makumba band. Other highlights are a fortune-teller. a fancy dress competition and face painting.


The Second Cumbemauld Children’s Book Fair At various venues including the Old Rent Office. The chance to browse through the best in children‘s books plus talks and reading from the authors. Also a Teddy Bears' picnic. competitions. a children‘s art exhibition and craft sessions. Phone 0236 737235 for details.

I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 427 1792. Mon—Fri 9.45am—4pm. Sat—Sun l0am—5pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50.

MBIBOBCIIVB Sat 6 and Sun 7 Jun. Aimed at budding Michael Fishes. the meteorological Office in Glasgow is setting up a small weather station. Try out the equipment and make your own predictions.

The Atmosphere Show Sat 13 and Sun 14 Jun. Shows at 11.30am. 1pm. 2.30pm and 4pm. Find out how to shatter a flower in a show which covers the properties ofgases in the atmosphere.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.

Musical Instruments Wed 17 Jun. 10—11.30pm. 75p. Family craft sessions for the under 55 with parent/guardian.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202.

Keepers of the Earth Workshops Sat 6] un. To complement the current exhibition on the North American Indian. a sign language workshop at 11am and 11.30am. and craft workshop at 1pm and 3pm.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. Open Day Sat 6 Jun. 2pm. Free. A behind-the-scenes look at the world of Opera. See Aida in rehearsal and then in a full performance.


I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 959 1897.

OIIVBT Wed 17—Sat 20.1un. 7.30pm. Classic songs. dastardly deeds and comedy in this famous musical. performed Jordanhill School.

I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Road. 429 0022.

The Birthday at the lnlanta Fri 5 and Fri 12 at 7.30pm; Sat 6and Sat 13 at 2pm. £1. Award-winning production of an Oscar Wilde short story. At a young Spanish princess's birthday party. a gypsy dancer falls in love. A colourful tale from the Hullaballoo theatre company.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum . 0236 732887.

; The Princess Who Tried Sat 13 Jun. 2pm and § 7pm. £2.50. Golden Age theatre company 7 in a glittering fairytale with loads ofmusic

§ and magicaleffects.


0698 67515.

The Dracula Spectacula Wed l7—Sat201un. 7.30pm. Kids £2.50; adults £3.50. Singing and dancing vampires in a musical comedy by the Motherwell District Children’s theatre company.


I GROSVENOR CINEMA Ashton Lane. 339 4298.

Caley Kids Club. Sat 2pm. 80p. Films. cartoons and games.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun

I ALISON PARK Kirkliston.

Kirkliston Children's Gala Day Sat 13 Jun. 11am—5pm. The crowning ofthe Gala Queen. followed by a parade with floats. and children‘s races in the afternoon.

I CORSTORPHINE FAIR SI Margaret’s Park. SatBJun.1tam—5pm. Loads of entertainment. stalls and attractions.

I JACK KANE CENTRE 208 Niddrie Mains Road. 669 0404.

Our Country Until 13 Jun. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm. Paintings by children from Craigmillar and Edinburgh's twin cities of Kiev. Munich and Florence.

I THE MEADOWS Sat 6 and Sun 7Jun. 9am—6.3()pm. Annual event with fancy dress. football competitions. a fun run and a funfair.


Gorgie/Dalry Community Festival Sat 13—Sun 14 Jun. 11.30am—4pm. Fun allday with a street parade. competitions. Radio Lollipop and puppet shows.


1 King George V Park. Canonmills. 557 8199.

SummerFestivaI Sun 14Jun. 11am—4pm. Free. Based around the theme. Scotland Yard goes to Europe. a day of fun with stalls. street entertainers. a bouncy castle and clowns.


Soccer Skills Coaching Wednesdays 4.30—5.30pm. 50p.

I WEST PRINCES STREET GARDENS Spring Fling Sat 6 Jun. Noon—4pm. A gala day with an international flavour. featuring musicians. puppets. kite making. juggling and face painting.


I BIGGAR LITTLE THEATRE Broughton Road. Biggar. 0899 20631. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Kids £3; adults £3.50.

Aladdin and Pips and Panda Meet the Three

. Bears Purves Puppets in two alternating ' shows. Times change daily so ring venue

for details. Guided tours around the theatre and the chance to meet the puppets also available.


I FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road. 226 2688. The Secret Garden Sat 6 Jun. 2.30pm. £2. From the novel by Frances Hogson. a faithful adaptation from 1949.

My Girl Sat 13 Jun. 2.30pm. £2. Hollywood schmultz starring Macauley Culkin.