Activities and Fun.

I THE ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street, 221 8101.

Alien Wars Mon-Fri noon—7pm. Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 12.30—7pm. Kids£1.95 (£1 .50 if accompanied by an adult); adults £2.95. No under 75. The scariest experience in town with extra-terrestrials leaping from every crevice and dark comer. Not for the easily frightened.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum, 0236 732887.

Drama Workshops Saturdays. 9.30-10.30am (5—7s). 10.30am—12.30pm (8—105). Make Saturday morning special with all the fun of the theatre.

THE DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. 1(1) Govan Road, 427 1792. Mon—Fri 9.45am—4pm. Sat-Sun 10am—5pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50.

Unbelievabubbles Sat 29 and Sun 30 Aug. 11am—4pm. Blow ’em. jump inside ‘em and burst ‘em. A magical bubble workshop with loads of bubble fun. Skoosh-The DiY ot Science Sat 5 and Sun6 Sept. 11.30am.1pm, 2.30pm and4pm. Ever wondered how to make a vortex or a Cartesian Diver? Find out how to do a number of experiments at home (and not blow up the house).

I EASTWOOD BUTERFLY FARM Rouken Glen. 620 2084. Open every day 10am—5pm. Kids £1; adults £1.75. A huge selection of small creatures including butterflies, stick insects, scorpions and monkeys.

I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Burnhouse Road, 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Free. Fire engines, trams, cars, and a reconstructed Glasgow street from the 19405, complete with cinema and subway.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010.

PACK Every Sunday. 1-3pm. No drama experience necessary but loads of enthusiasm. Application forms available from reception.


I FIRHILL BASIN Forth and Clyde Canal. 332 91 15.

Rave From The Grave Sun 30 Aug. 8pm. Free. Loosely based around events which took place at the canal, a ghoulish tale of grave-robbing and body-snatching. Using lanterns, giant puppet heads and fireworks, the Annexe Theatre Company have collaborated with local community groups to create a magical evening of supernatural suspense. Don‘t get too scared though. there‘s a twist at the end. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010.

Who Needs Videos in Summer? Sat 29 Aug. 1pm and 3pm. Kids £1; adults£1.50. Puppetstuff in a brand new show posing that age-old question.

Wizard William's Lost Property Shop Sat 5 Sept. 1pm and 3pm. Kids £1; adults£1.50. A bumbling wizard who helps people who lose things becomes entangled with an angry robber who has lost his swag. An exciting adventure by Clydebuilt Puppets using rod puppets (3-7 years).


Rave From The Grave: prepare to be scared atthe Rave From The Grave at Firhill Basin.


Magic Bob Sat 29 Aug. 1.15pm. Kids£l .25: adults £1.75. Masterly tricks and wonderful fun.

Sing Song Show Sat 5 Sept. 2pm. Tickets £2.50. The Runaway Train in a musical show featuring some of your favourite songs.


Activities and Fun

I DALHOUSIE CHESTER STABLES Roscwcll Road. Bonnyrigg. 660 3354. Kids£5.50; adults £7. Riding lessons and hacks in the surrounding countryside.

I EDINBURGH BUTTERFLY AND INSECT WORLD Melville Nurseries. Lasswade. 663 4932. Daily 10am—5.30pm. Kids£l .60; adults£2.85 (Under 55 free). From the exotic to the extraordinary, a collection of tropical butterflies. tarantulas, killer bees and assorted creepy crawlies.

I THE FRUITMARNET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383.

Reads and Rushes, Peat and Puddle Clay Sat 5 Sept. 11am-5pm. Free. Get inspired by the natural world with environmental artist Valerie Pragnell. Try drawing with earth and building a wigwam with rushes. Bring along an old shirt and a packed lunch. For children 8—12. Booking essential. Phone number above for full details.

I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. 9am—4pm. Free. Pigs. cows. rabbits. sheep and loads more cuddly animals at the farm in the heart ofthc town.

I THE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Bearing All Until Sat 5 Sept. Don‘t missout on teddy mania and check out the museum‘s huge range of antique and modern bears. Also a collection of bear-inspired exhibits. competitions and games.


I THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL See Festival listings.


I KELBURN COUNTRY PARK Fairlie, Ayrshire, 0475 568685. Daily 10am—6pm. Kids£l .50; adults £3.

1992 International Rocket Weekend Fri 28—Mon 31 Aug. Let yourimagination zoom into outer space with a dislpay of competitive model rocket flying events. helicopter rockets and rocket gliders. Organised by STARR research. this event is part of International Space Year 1992. Viking Day Sun 30 Aug. 1pm. Jump back a couple of centuries and watch battle re-enactment and listen to Nordic folk music.


Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by day. Sport Listings compiled by Tom Lappin.

CRICKET Saturday 29


I Ayrshire v Strathmore County The Oval. Prestwick. 1pm.

I Fiteshire v West Loihian McKane Park. Dunfermline. 1pm.


I Uddingston V POIOC Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1pm.

I Ayr V Ferguslie Cambusdoon. Alloway. 1pm.

I Drumpellier v Greenoclt Langloan, Coatbridge. 1pm.

I Kelbume v Clydesdale Whitehaugh. Paisley. 1pm.

I Kiimamock v West Ol Scotland Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1pm.


I Sienhousemuirv Freuchie The Tryst. Larbert. 1pm.

I Carlton V Heriots The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Edinburgh Acads v Grange Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Royal High v Watsonians Jock‘s Lodge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

FOOTBALL Saturday 29


I Airdrie V Celtic Broomfield. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Dundee Uid V Falklrk Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hearts V Moiherweil Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Particlt Thistle v Dundee Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. I Rangers vaeerdeen Ibrox Stadium.

Glasgow. 3pm.


I Oumbarton v Raiih Rovers Boghead. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Dunlermline v Ciydebank East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm

I Hamilton v Ayr United Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Kilmarnocltv Meadowbank Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Morton v Cowdenbeaih Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.

I St Mirren v Stirling Albion Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.


I Alloa Athletic v Clyde Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.

I East Stirling v Dueen Oi The South Firs Park, Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Saturday 5


I Celtic v St Johnstone Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee V Hearts Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Faiklrk V Particli Thistle Brockviile. Falkirk. 3pm.

I Hibs v Dundee United Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road, Edinburgh. 3pm. I Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park. Motherwcll. 3pm.


I Ayr V Morton Somerset Park , Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Clydebanlt v Kilmamock Kilbowic Park. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Cowdenbeatti v Oumbarton Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v St litlrren Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Hamilton Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v Dunlennline Annfield, Stirling. 3pm.


I Edinburgh Highland Games Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. £5 (£2.50) stand. £3 (£1.50) terracing. The revival ofthe traditional games after a gap of ten years. Geoff Capes returns to amateur competition and will be chucking large. heavy things of various descriptions. Another highlight is the handicap track programme. an event tnat nasn toeen seen at Meadowbank for many years.


I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. 5.30pm. Club £8, paddock £4. An evening meeting featuring six races along the flat at the racecourse that isn‘t too far away from the sea. all things considered.

Monday 7

I Hamilton Parli Races Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. Club £10. Paddock £5 (£3). 2.15pm. Flat racing featuring northern circuit trainers and jockeys.

SPEEDWAY Friday 28

I The Scottish Open Championship Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. American Greg Hancock will be in Edinburgh to defend his individual title. with the challengers including Billy Hamill and Belle Vue‘s Jason Lyons and Freddy Schott.

Sunday 30

I Glasgow Clyde 2 Tigers v Newcastle Dianonds Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 1.30pm. A vital Homefire League fixture. with both sides still in the hunt for thctitle. Newcastle stars David Bargh and Mark Thorpe will give Tigers a tough time.

Friday 4

I Edinburgh Gull Oil Monarchs v Rye House Rockets Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. Always a tough fixture,with Rockets Mark and Sean Courtney and Danish stars Rasmussen and Pedersen providing stern opposition.

Sunday 6

I Glasgow Clyde 2 Tigers v ExeterFaicons Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. Falcons enjoy the large track. with Peter Jeffery and Richard Green foremost among their danger men.

BB The List 28 August - 10 September 1992