FIGHT THE FUMES
It's not every day that you’ll see Ally McCoist in a green strip, but the talks at FoE Scotland have persuaded the Rangers and Scotland striker to don a green mask to help them light air pollution. Green Mask day in Scotland is Thursday 8 October: the environmentally lrlendly version of red nose day, when people across the country will be doing silly things to draw attention to air pollution and raise some money to boot.
Children are most vulnerable to air pollution, as recent statistics on childhood asthma have shown, so many of the activities around Fight the Fumes Week will be geared towards them. Already schools are organising green mask discos and treasure hunts, while in some schools teachers will be charged £10 to use the carpark. Grown ups at the Army Careers oitice will also be wearing masks. Statues all over Scotland have sprouted masks and in Ayr, the tashion has even spread to
scarecrows. All the fun and iundraising has a
serious side according to FoE Scotland’s Director Kevin Dunion. ‘We are trying to raise money to monitor Scotland’s school sites,’ he says. ‘These are the areas that are most vulnerable, because kids spend an hour on one spot, which no pedestrian would everdo.’
The point at the Fight the Fumes campaign is not to glean every last detail about air pollution in Scotland. It Is to prove to the government that there is reasonable concern about pollution
and embarrass it into putting more money into monitoring and research.
Another project to benetit from the day will be a lay-person's guide on how to use existing environmental legislation on air pollution and polluters. Pollution registers have been set up across Scotland by local authorities, but with varying degrees of public access and success. The guide should help people to ensure that their local authority is up to scratch. (Thom Dibdin)
Fight The Fumes Week runs from 5-8 Octoberwith Green Mask Day on Thursday 8. Green masks are available trom HMV shops, price £1. For a participation pack phone the Green Mask Hotline on 0891 881927. Calls cost 36p and minute cheap rate, 48p at all othertlmes. Details at local events trom FoE Scotland on 031 554 9977.
This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number tor our intorrnatlon. Dpen Listings compiled by Thom Dibdln.
I RECORD FAIR Sun 27. 10am—5pm. Moir Hall, 041 227 551 1. 50p (preview entry £1). Second-hand. deleted and rare records for sale.
I CHILDLINE BIKE RIDE Sun 27. 8.30am. George Square. Sponsor forms from William Douglas. Childline Scotland, 041 552 1123. Get sponsored for Childline and ride the 39 miles from Glasgow to Stirling. I FUNGAL FORAY Sun 27. 2pm. Linn Cemetary gates. 041 637 1147. Free. This weeks sunday walk with the countryside rangers goes round Netherton Braes discovering those toadstools which are palatable and those which are not. Note handy starting point should the latter become confused with the former.
I ANIMAL CONCERN Wed 30, 7.30pm. Grifﬁn Bar. Elmbank Street. Contact Val Johnston on 041334 6014. Meet in the small bar for an open meeting.
I OUBA LIBRE DAYSCHOOL Sat 3. lOam—4.30pm. Glasgow Poly.
Cowcaddens Road. Registration: SCDC. c/o WOSCAN. PO BOX 18, Glasgow G2 2UE. ()41 334 1369. £4 (£2). Going beyond the Havana cigar. a day school to look at political. social and cultural life in Cuba with stalls. information. workshops and seminars. Special guests include the Cuban poet Pedro Sardiiey who will talk about culture, music and dance and Oscar Castano of the 500 years of resistance campaign. Sponsored by the Scottish Cuba Defence campaign. NALGO and the WEA.
I CLUB CUBANA Sat 3. Former Pier 39. Clyde Street. 9pm—late. £3 (£2). Following the Cuba day school. an Afro-Caribbean night. with Latin dance lessons at 9.30pm, Oja DJ Jon K.and Cuban Cocktails. See Clubs.
I ALTERNATIVE HEALTH EXHIBITION Sat 3/Sun 4. 10am—5.30pm/11am—5.30pm. City Halls. Full programme from Connections on 041 334 5846. £3 (£2)/two days £5 (£3). Over 40 lectures and workshops on everything from acupuncture to yoga with 100 stalls selling your full range of alternative health goodies.
I MODERN HOMES EXHIBITION Sat 3—Sat l7. Mon—Sat 1—10pm. Sun 1—6pm. SECC. £4 (£2.50) Family ticket £10. Fitness and
Fashion. Interior Design. Cookery Demonstrations and Food Arcade as well as the Show House are the main features of the 45th Exhibition. If American bridal wear or interior design are your thing. then get on down.
I WALK FOR THE FORESTS Sun 4. Two walks in aid ofthe World Wide Fund For Nature to help save the forests ofthe world. Every £30 raised saves an acre. Walk Hotline 0483 427269.
Glasgow Zoo 2-4pm. Tropical House. contact Susan Ewington on 041638 3714. PollokPark 11am-3pm. Car park near Pollok House. contact Fiona Carson on 041 644 4725.
I WALKABOUTABIT Sun 4. 2pm. Mansion House. Linn Park. 041 637 1147. Free. Sunday walk investigating the route proposed for a permanently marked. Walkaboutabit trail through the park.
I FIGHT THE FUMES WEEK Mon S—Sat 10. FoE Scotland‘s week of activities to highlight air pollution. Sec panel.
I GREEN MASK DAY Thurs 8. Wear a green mask and save the planet! See panel.
I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 24 hours a day, every day. the Parliament Building. Regent Terrace. Free. Permanent vigil by the non-party political campaign for a referendum on the establishment ofa Scottish Parliament. All welcome.
I FLEAMARKET Fri 25/Sat 26 and weekly. noon-6pm/1 lam—5pm. The Centre. 103 Broughton Street. 031 5570718. Free. Clothing. books. trinkets. household goods and most excellent food.
I OPEN EUROPE Sat 26/Sun 27. 10.30am—7pm/10am—4pm. William Robertson Building. George Square. Details from 041552 0104. £8 (£4). Firstof the events surrounding December‘s Euro Summit. Democratic Left-organised open forum for all those interested in a
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democratic Europe. Home Rule. the Social Chapter. Euro-Racism and much more to debate with many eminent guests. I LESBIAN LINE BENEFIT DISCO Mon 28. 10pm—3am. Madisons. Greenside Place. £2 (£1). Lesbian Line goes Country & Western for this women only disco which starts after the k.d.lang concert in the Playhouse. I HERMITAGE HISTORY Wed 30. 7pm. Hermitage of Braid. Free. but phone 031 447 7145 to reserve a place. Guided walk round the Hermitage to look at its history. I TOUR DE FORTH Sun 4. 9.45am. 5 Shandwick Place (031 229 8632). Free. Annual 50-mile sponsored cycle ride to raise money for Disability Scotland. New this year is the Tourette. a shortened 20-mile ride for the less experienced cyclist. Sponsor forms from Disability Scotland at the above address. I NATURE DETECTIVES Sun 4. 2pm. Corstorphine Hill. Clermiston Road North car park. Free. Fun day out for all the family on the hill with the countryside rangers. I WOMEN'S SCIENCE FORUM Mon 5. 7.30pm. Napier University. Merchiston complex. Contact Madelaine Shepherd on 0316616061. Free. ‘Scientific Ladies‘ a talk by the astronomer Dr Mary Briick on women in the history ofscience. Everyone welcome. I FIGHT THE FUMES WEEK Mon 5—Sat 10. FOB Scotland‘s week of activities to highlight air pollution. See panel. GREEN MASK DAY Thurs 8. Wear agreen mask and save the planet! See panel.
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I TRIDENT ALERTI The first Trident nuclear submarine is due to arrive in the Clyde in the imminent future. Protests and vigils will be organised on the day. with a demo at the Faslanc Trident Base on the following Sat. To get on the phone tree contact Scottish CND on 041 339 4844.
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