Russian Contemporary Printmakers Until Thurs 5 Nov. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The home of a fine collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, including Velazquez, El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough, Degas, Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. Once Upon a Time: Children's Book Illustrations Thurs 5 Nov—27 Dec. I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm. [D]. Cafe. Also admits to the John Knox House. a picturesque 15th century building. reputedly the home ofthe notorious Scottish church reformer. Admission £1 .20/£1/50p. The Carrying Stream Until Sat 31 Oct. A selection from the Archives of the School of Scottish Studies. documenting the life and traditions of crofting and fishing communities as well as the crafts, customs, buildings and story-telling traditions of Highland and Lowland Scotland. In association with the Scottish Storytelling Festival. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am—4pm. Sat 17 Oct-5 NOV: Paintings by Gordon Wyllie RSW and Terence Quinn and ceramics by John Calver. Jewellery by Molly Bullick. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row.2201911. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm. David Hiscock: Barcelona Until 10Nov. Ambitious new works. combining elements of painting. sculpture and photography, commissioned by Visa. ‘Olympic stars such as Moorhouse, Akabussi and Goodhew undergo a dramatic metamor hosis‘. I PORTRAIT GALL RY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun—5pm. [D]. Cafe. Scotland’s bonniest and beastliest monarchs, politicians, writers and artists— and a very fine cafe. I PROJECTIONS GALLERY 210 Portobello High Street, 657 3727. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat lOam—4pm. Sandra Haze Sat 24 Oct—14 Nov. A selection of landscapes and floral studies. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun 11am-sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am—4pm. Admission £2 (£1). Flora Photographlca: Masterpieces oi Flower Photography Until 22 Nov. This spectacular touring show from the South Bank Centre wowed audiences down south with its crazy floral creations and famous names Man Ray, Bert Stern, Mapplethorpe and Anna Atkins, the first woman photographer, to name a few. Don’t miss it, even if only to see Marilyn Monroe using a couple of oversized roses as an avant-garde brassiere. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Now featuring a giant fossilised water scorpion, native of Bathgate, 300 million years old. me the Heart oi Europe: Art Treasures oI Hungary 896-1896 Until 31 Dec. £1 .50/75p. Twenty years after the last British exhibition about Hungary, this celebration of the country‘s cultural history includes metalwork, amour, jewellery and textiles as well as photographic archive material. The museum’s admirable new programme of lectures- this year on the theme of ‘Europe’ - and films has started, contact the Enquiry Desk for details. I ROYAL OBSERVATORY Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm; weekends/holidays noon—5pm. [D]. £1 .50/75p. Up—to—date information on the Big Bang and everything else you ever wanted to know about the universe. Telescopes are open every clear weeknight until 31 Mar. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound,

225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. '

Society oi Scottish Artists: Annual Exhibition Until Sat 31 Oct. Admission £1 (50p). Contemporary art by established artists and recent graduates, including installations, interpretations of the ‘green theme‘ and, on the last day, a seminar.Arr and the Environment.

I SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street,

225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat ; lOam—lpm.

Exhibitions until Wed 4 Nov:

David McClure: New Paintings Spontaneous, vibrant new works by a contemporary of Elizabeth Blackadder and John Houston. ‘He passes the true critical test, in that he modifes our vision of the world.‘

Jlla Peacock: New Paintings Intriguing works by the official artist to the 1993 40th Anniversary Edmund Hilary Everest Exhibition.

The Art oi Lettering Calligraphy and lettercutting by ten contemporary craftsmen and women.

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

Southern Crossings/Empty Land Sat 17 Oct—21 Nov. Contemporary work from six Australian artists whose response to the recent bicentennial celebrations sheds a different light on ‘Australianness’.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College, South Bridge, 650 2211. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Eugenio Carmi: Recent Works Until 14 Nov. ‘Austerely beautiful’ abstract works by the Milan-based artist who has collaborated with Umberto Eco on a number of books— and was the subject of one of Beds books— and who was one of the first to become involved with the Art in Industry movement.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.

Christie Cameron: Curious Tales Until Sat

31 Oct. images inspired by natural history, and the land and seascapes of the Clyde.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm.

Ian Macinnes: Orkney - Storm and Calm Until Sat 31 Oct. Evocative paintings by an Orkeny-born artist.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street,

| 228 1404. Mon—Sat 10am-late; Sunday : evenings.

Poland to Hungary: Works on Paper by Sara Downham Until Sat 24 Oct.


I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street, 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]

Exhibitions until Sun 25 OctzKen Pook: Ceramics Pook draws on his architectural training in his creations.

Sean Taylor. Twelve Apostles A satirical comment on world politics in which the usual subjects of religious icons are substituted with alternative ‘apostles‘ Thatcher. Ceacescu, Gadaffi, Hussein, Khomeini etc. Good aesthetics and incense almost make up for the facile message.

Steve Dllworth: Acts oi Faith A major touring exhibition initiated at the Lanntair Gallery in Stomoway. Large acrylic screens are the base for a range of materials - dried blood, sulphur, wax, fish-hooks etc - suggesting semi-religious, mythical compositions.


I SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road, 0786 71917. Tue—Fri noon—5pm; Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Rita Smith: Semana Santa Until 8 Nov. Evocative photographic exhibition

documenting the eight-week preparations for Holy Week in Seville.


EEK— Glasgow

I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday, Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting, starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Powderhall Stadium, Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 Stand. Race programme free with admission.


Saturday 24


I Celtic V Airdrie Celtic Park, Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee v Partick Thistle Dcns Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee. 3pm.

I Falkirk v Dundee United Brockville, Falkirk. 3pm.

I Hlbs v St Johnstone Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road, Edinburgh. 3pm. I Molherwell v Hearts Fir Park, Motherwell. 3pm.


I Dumbarton v Cowdenbeath Boghead. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I DunIermline v Stirling Albion East End Park, Dunfermline. 3pm

I Hamilton V Raith Rovers Douglas Park, Hamilton. 3pm.

I Kilmamock v Clydebank Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. 3pm.

I Morton V Ayr United Cappielow Park, Greenock. 3pm.

I St Mirren v Meadowbank Love Street, Paisley. 3pm.


I AIIoa Athletic V Queen’s Park Recreation Park, Alloa. 3pm.

I East Stirling v FortarFirs Park, Firs Street, Falkirk. 3pm.


SKDL CUP FINAL I Rangers v Aberdeen Hampden Park, Glasgow, 3pm.

Saturday 31


I Airdrie V Aberdeen Broomfield, Airdrie. 3pm.

I Dundee Utd V Hibs Tannadice Park, Tannadice Street, Dundee. 3pm.

I Hearts V Dundee Tynecastle Park, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Partick Thistle V Falkirk Firhill, Firhill

Road, Glasgow. 3pm.

I Rangers v Motherwell Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. 3pm.


I Aer Hamilton Somerset Park, Somerset Road, Ayr. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Dunfermline Kilbowie Park, Clydebank. 3pm.

I Cowdenbeath v Morton Central Park, Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Meadowbank Thistle v Kilmamock Meadowbank Stadium, London Road, Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Ralth Rovers v Dumbarton Stark’s Park, Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v St Mirren Annfield, Stirling. 3pm.


I Albion Rovers v East Flte Cliftonhill, Coatbridge. 3pm.

I Clyde V Derwick Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Queen’s Park v East Stirling Hampden Park, Glasgow. 3pm.

Tuesday 3


I Celtic v Borussia Dortmund Celtic Park. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Having disposed of Cologne rather impressively in the previous round, Liam Brady‘s team attempt to do the double over the Germans in this second-leg tic. Presumably Dortmund won’t be quite so complacent as their compatriots.

REHE— Tuesday 3

I Hamilton Park Races Hamilton Park Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton. Club £10. Paddock £5 (£3) First race 1pm. The Flat season draws to a quiet close with its final meeting before the new season starts in the spring.

Thursday 5

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse,

. Musselburgh. Club £10, paddock £6. First

race 1pm. They’re changing at Musselburgh too, with the last flat race meeting before the fences go up for the winter.

mm Saturday 24

McEWAN’S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Doroughmuirv Jed-Forest Meggetland, Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Last year’s champions take on high-flying Jed-Forest in a fixture which could prove vital towards the end ofthe season.

I Heriot’s PP V Selkirk Goldenacre, Bangholm Terrace, Edinburgh. 3pm. Two sides who already look destined to be struggling come season‘s end.

MCEVIAN'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DiVISION 2 I Clarkston v DuniermlineBraidholm, Braidholm Road, Giffnock. 3pm.

I Glasgow Academicals v Edinburgh Wanderers New Anniesland, Helensburgh Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Klrkcaldy V Peebles Beveridge Park, Balwearie Road, Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Musselburgh v Preston Lodge FP Stoneyhill, Stoneyhill Farm Road, Musselburgh. 3pm.

Saturday 31

McEWAH'S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 1 I Currie V Doroughmuir Malleny Park, Balerno. 3pm.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Hawick Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 3pm.

I I Watsonlans V Kelso Myreside, Myreside i Road, Edinburgh. 3pm.


I Edinburgh Wanderers v Clarkston

Murrayfield. Corstorphine. Edinburgh. 3pm

. I Preston Lodge FP v Stewart’s/MeIViIle F?


Pennypit Park, Rope Walk, Prestonpans. 3 m.

I West oi Scotland v Peebles Bumbrae, Milngavie, Glasgow. 3pm.

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