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

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 5


I Dundee V Hibs Dens Park. Sandeman Street, Dundee. 3pm.

I Hearts V Airdrie Tynecastle Park, Gorgie

maintain their pursuit of the leaders. The

Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. An important game for Joe Jordan‘s side if they are to

game is given an extra twist by the fact that Airdrie are managed by Jordan’s predecessor at Tynecastle, Alex MacDonald

I Motherwell v Falltirtt Fir Park, Motherwell. 3pm.

I Particlt Thistle v Celtic Firhill. Firhill Road, Glasgow. 3pm. Not such a formality as it would have been for Celtic in the past, with the bhoys defence leaking goals regularly.

I Hangers v Dundee United Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. 3pm. Rangers march on seemingly unstoppable. Jim McLean’s inconsistent and edgy United side probably aren‘t the team to stop them in their tracks.


I Aer St Mirren Somerset Park, Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

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

I Oumbarton v Duntennline Boghead, Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Hamilton V Clydebanlt Douglas Park, Hamilton. 3pm.

I Morton V Stirling Albion Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm. '

I Haith Rovers v Meadotvbanlt Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


I Oueen’s Parkv Clyde Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm. The road to Hampdcn starts, funnin enough, at Hampden. Queen’s Park won the first three Scottish Cup tournaments back in 1873—5. Probably the most they can hope for this time around is a place in the second round. Maybe they should revert to the knickerbockers and caps that proved so successful way back then.

Saturday 12


I Atrdrie V Motherwell Broomfield, Airdrie. 3pm. A relegation tussle pitting the lowest common denominator strongarm tactics of Airdrie against the slightly silkier but less effective approach of Tommy McLean‘s Motherwell. To think they won the cup just eighteen months ago.

I Celtic v Dundee Celtic Park, Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee Uid V Aberdeen Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street, Dundee. 3pm.

I Falkirtt V Rangers Brockville, Falkirk. 3pm. I Hibs V Particit Thistle Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road, Edinburgh. 3pm. FIRST DIVISION

I Ayrv Dunterrnline Somerset Park, Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Cowdenbeath v Clydebanlt Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Oumbarton v Stirling Albion Boghcad. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Hamilton v Meadowbanlt Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Morton V Kilmamoclt Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.

I Haith Rovers v St Mirren Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 3pm.


I Albion Rovers v Clyde Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.

GYMNASTICS ~‘ . Saturday 12—Sunday 13

I Goodwill International Invitation Event Tryst Sports Centre. Cumbernauld. Olympic-standard gymnasts from around the world compete in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry.

HORSES ::.. Saturday 12 i

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £10. paddock £6. National Hunt racing over the hurdles and fences. at the windy and winding seaside (almost) track. Trainer to follow is Mary Reveley, jockey to stake your wages on. Peter Niven.

Saturday 5


I Glasgow v North and Midlands Old Anniesland. Glasgow. 2pm.

Wednesday 9


I Edinburgh vAnglo-Scots Meggetland. Edinburgh. 2pm.



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


Activities and Fun

I THE DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda, 100 Govan Road, 427 1792. Mon-Fri 9.45—4pm. Sat—Sun 10am—5pm. Kids £1 .50; adults£2.50; family £5, £6, £7. Science made fun with loads of participatory experiments.

I LITTLE MARCOS Templeton Street, 554 7184. Mon-Sat 10am—7pm. £3 for ninety minutes. A children‘s indoor rampage area with a bouncy castle, slides, ball pits and soft play area. Children must be under 4ft 7in and under 35 must be supervised.

I MUSEUM OF EDUCATION Scotland Street School, 429 1202.

Stxotthe east Fri 4 Dec-Sun Jan 10. Children’s art work from six divisions of Strathclyde region. Also permanent exhibition of Victorian, Second World War and 19605 classrooms set in 3 Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed school.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Bunhouse Road, 357 3929. Daily 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Trams, prams and

automobiles, this museum has an example of almost anything that ever rolled on wheels or tracks. It also has a reconstructed Glasgow street from the 19405.


I CRAWFURD THEATRE J ordanhill College, 76 Southbrae Drive, 950 3437. The Magical Princess Sat 5 Dec. 2pm. £2.50. Only a few tickets left for this run by Purves Puppets.

I THE GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL 2 Sauchiehall Street, 227 5511.

Christmas Kettle Show Wed 9—Mon 28 Dec. Various times. Kids £3—£5; adults £4—£6. The Singing Kettle in a tinsel and bauble-decked show. Music, singalong fun and laughter for 4—10—year-olds.

I PANTOS See Theatre listings.

Outside the Cities

I NEW LANARK WORLD HERITAGEVILLAGE New Lanark, 0556 661345. Magical Disney Style Ride Until Sun Jan 10 (except 24—25 Dec and 1—2 Jan). Daily 11am—5pm. Kids £1.60; adults£2.45; family £7 .95 (children under 2 free). The voice of Magnus Magnusson, the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas Past, plus a free gift for all children. Santa will also 1 be in residence every weekend and then daily from Sat 19 Dec when he’ll be working a bit of overtime (50p).

L Street. Christmas Shoppers' Creche Until Thurs 24

f Cycle on a series of special pre-Christmas

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Christmas Shoppers' Creche Mon 21—Thurs 24 Dec. 9am-5pm. £1 per child per stay. Edinburgh District Council‘s Women‘s Committee welcomes children (2—10 years) for up to two hours in thiscreche run by the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. See also St James Centre below. Info: 558 3319.

I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383.

Children's Saturday Workshop Sat 12 and Sat 19 Dec. 2—5pm. £2. Printmaker Heather Wilson explores lettering with lino in a workshop aimed at children over ten years old. Your chance to illuminate your initials or cut out a dynamic Christmas card.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Caledonian Hall, Inverleith Row.

The City 01 Nonpollutia Sat 5—Sun 19 Dec. A chance to see a radical child’s-eye view of the world in this European Children‘s Eco City Project Exhibition. Earlier this year children from Denmark, Germany, Norway and Scotland stayed a week in Musselburgh and together designed an ecologically-friendly city. These are the results.

I ST JAMES CENTRE Leith Street/Princes

Dec (including weekends). 9am—5pm. £1 per child per hour. Edinburgh District Council’s Women’s Committee is backing this pilot project by the St James Centre which is open to children (1—10 years) for up to two hours and run by the Edinburgh Creche Co-op. See also Assembly Rooms above. Info: 558 3319.

I WAVERLEY STATION Waverley Bridge. Santa Trains Sun 13 and Sun 20 Dec. 11.30am,12.45pm and 2pm. £4 (including a free present). Join Santa on his specially

i decorated 156 Super Sprinter travelling

overthe 12V2-mile Edinburgh Suburban

runs. Reserve your seats for this popular event on 031 539 0812 or 031 443 2550. i


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 4211igh Street. 225 2424. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.

European Childhood Until Sat 9 Jan. To complement the European Council Summit, an exploration of each European Head of Government‘s childhood with toys, stories and photographs.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OI SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Once Upon a Time Until Sun 27 Dec. Children‘s book illustrations from the early 19th century to the present day. Edward Lear, Beatrix Potter and Ralph Steadman’s works are among the 70 watercolours. drawings and prints on display.

- Theatre

I ST BERNARDS CHURCH Stockbridge . 031 6682019. Hevotting Rhymes Fri Dec 4. 7pm. Kids

£1.50; adults £3.50. The Scottish Chamber , Orchestra plus local school children in an

i evening of music and verse. Prokofiev's

I Peter and the Wolf. Bartok‘s3

Transylvanian Dances and a new

commission based on Roald Dahl‘s

version of Little Red Riding Hood are

conducted by Richard McNicol and narrated by Harriet Buchanan.

ITHEATREWDRKSHDP 34 Hamilton Place, 2265425. I The Sketpin' Wean Tue 1 Dec—Fri 18Dec. ; 10.30pm and 1.30pm (not Sat and Sun).

Sat 19—Thurs 24. 3pm and 7pm (not Sun).

Kids £3; adults £5. Adapted from the book and soon-to-be Walt Disney Movie, The Whipping Bay, this show is a fast and funny adventure about a naughty young Prince who lets his friend, Jemmy, be punished for his horrible pranks. When they run away together, sparks begin to fly. Written and designed by some of Scotland's most dynamic young talent. this promises to be an innovative and spectacular show.

. I PANTOS See Theatre listings. 5


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