I MARCH AGAINST THE ASYLUM BILL Sat 23, Assemble 11am, Waterloo Place; rally, noon at The Mound. Details from Lothian Campaign Against Racism and Fascism. PO Box 474, EH11 ZQT.031667 1507. Free. All-Scotland demo against the Asylum Bill , which LCA RF say is a racist attack on people fleeing terror and would fuel and encourage racism and fascism.

I ANTI-FASCIST ACTION BENEFIT Sat 23 . 9pm, The Centre, 103 Broughton Street, 031557 0718. £2.50. Food, stalls and good

dance music from Sublime and DJ Don


I SCOTTISH DEMOCRATIC RESISTANCE Mon 25. 7.30pm. The Ccntrc.103 Broughton Street. Free. Public meeting of the organisation which struggles for ‘the kind of democracy that really matters- people power.‘

I LCARF PUBLIC MEETING Thurs 28, 7.30pm. The Centre. 103 Broughton Street. Phone 031 667 1507 for details. Free. Follow up from Saturday‘s demonstration.

This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number for our iniormation. Open Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I CRUISING THE FOUR CORNERS OF BRITAIN, WITH SOMETHING IN BETWEEN. 1960-1990 Fri 15, 7.30pm, Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre , 260 Bath Street. Contact: Mr Wilfred Gellatly on 041942 7397. Free. Don’t ask us what this is all about, ask the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. It’s their gloriously titled monthly meeting! I THE GREEN NETWORK: an illustration of the Landscape Strategy tor Glasgow Sat 16, 10-11.30am and 2-3.30pm, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 041 357 3929. Free. Two workshops for adults with Fiona Stewart, Urban Wildlife Officer. Accompanies the Tails from the River exhibition. I BIRCH BROOMS AND BESOMS Sun 17. 2-3.30pm, Countryside Ranger Service Resource Room, Mugdock Country Park, 041956 6100. Make your own brush using birches from Drumclog. I ENVIRONMENTAL BOOK GROUP Mon 18, 7.30pm, Small Meeting Hall, Hillhead Library. Contact: Robert Coontz, 041 248 6864. Free. Organisational meeting for this new group, formed to discuss favourite ‘green’ reading. All welcome. I OUALITY WATER: THE NEW REGULATIONS Tue 19, 5.30—7pm, Glasgow Parish Hall, 266 George Street. Contact: Cynthia Boddy, 041 330 5617. Free. Deadline for comments on the water privatisation proposals is the end of January. This seminar, organised by the Institute of Public Health, intends to illustrate what the implications will be for cost and health. I CAMPAIGNING FOR WILDLIFE Sat 23. 2—3.30pm, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, 041 357 3929. Workshop for adults with the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Campaign Co-ordinator Nigel Doar. Accompanies the Tails from the River exhibition. I WHAT DOES AN URBAN WILDLIFE OFFICER DO? Wed 27, 7.30pm, Hyndland Secondary School. Contact S. Hutchinson

0419521093. Free. Good question. And in this talk, the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s newest officer. Fiona Stewart, will be giving you all the answers.


I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 24 hours a day. every day. the Parliament Building, Regent Terrace. Free. Permanent vigil by the non-party political campaign fora referendum on the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. All welcome.

I FLEAMARKET Fri 15 and weekly, noon—4pm. The Centre, 103 Broughton Street, 031 5570718. Free. Clothing, books, trinkets, household goods and most excellent food.

I BLACK AND WHITE LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY Sat 16, 10am-2pm, Leith Community Centre. Contact Stephen Whitehorn 031 555 4005. £8. First of four workshops. Subsequent workshops, same time and place, on Sun 17, Sat 23 and Sun 24. I ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Tue 19. 7.45pm, Southsider Pub (back room), West Richmond Street. Contact: Brenda Carmichael, 031 225 1119. Free. FoE Edinburgh meeting with speaker Mr Gordon Greenhill on the District Council’s Environmental Health Department’s role in setting uptheir Charter for the Environment.

I EDINBURGH GREENPEACE Wed 20 and weekly, 7.30pm, Bannermans Bar (back room), Cowgate. Free. All welcome to Greenpeace’s weekly organisational meetings.

I JEAN ROUAUD Wed 20, 7.30pm, French Institute, 13 Randolph Crescent. 031225 5366. Free, but phone to book. The French author of Les Champesd’Honneur talks (in French) about the book onthe occasion of the publication of the paperback edition of the English translation.

I LCARF PUBLIC MEETING Thurs 21, 7.30pm, The Centre, 103 Broughton Street. Phone 031 667 1507 for details. Free. Speaker on the Asylum Bill.

I THE NIGHT SKY IN FEBRUARY Fri 22, 7.30pm, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, 031 6688405. £1 .50(75p). Chris Davis explains the most interesting and important things to look out for in the night sky over the coming month.

Panelled Doors Etched Glass Archt'trave Door Furniture Panelling Pew: Fireplaces Window Shutter: Sash Lifts Wash Hand Basins Cast-Iron Baths


Open Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 12-5 UNIT 6. COUPER STREEI’. (OFF OOBURO STREET). UilTII. EDINBURGH EII6 6Illl TEL: 031-554 7077


Cast-Iron Column: W.C.'.s Lavatory Seat: Brass Tap: Light Fixtures Marble Slab: Spiral Stairs Ballustrades Balconies Chimney Pots Cast-Iron Radiators

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. 7 Watching the black gold spill its black death from the ruptured belly of the Braer on the six o’clock news, had to be the nadir of powerlessness: there was the Shetland coastline being devastated, and no one could do a thing about it. But there are plenty of ways to get involved in positive action for the environment on a more local level, from joining pressure groups to getting your boots muddy in practical projects.


Glasgow FoE meets regularly on the first Wednesday of the month at 30 Hillhead Street, G12, at 7.30pm, with a programme of talks at Renfield St Stephens Church Centre, 260 Bath Street, at 7.30pm on the second Thursday of the month. Contact the Secretary:

S. Barry on 0413341050.

Edinburgh FoE meets regularly on the last Wednesday of the month at the Thistle Hotel in Manor Place at 8pm, with a programme of talks at other times. Contact the Secretary: B. Carmichael on 031 225 1119.


Glasgow Greenpeace meets every Tuesday at the Blythswood Bar, Hope Street at 7.30pm. Contact E. Marshall on 041 644 5436. Edinburgh Greenpeace meets every Wednesday at Bannerman’s Bar in the Cowgate at 7.30pm. Contact S. Burgess on 031 661 6627.


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variety of different volunteering possibilities to do with cleaning, tidying or rehabilitating the environment. There are over 40 different affiliated groups around the country as well as those listed below. For further details of your local group as well as training courses on everything from chainsaw

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" ~ . . Pond clearing in Mugdock Country Park use to hedgelaying and seven~day ‘action breaks’ contact: Scottish Conservation Project Trust, Freepost, Stirling FK8 ZBR, 0786 479697. Volunteer activities include tree planting, path widening, pond building, drystane dyking and rhododendron bashing. Training is usually provided on the day. You will need stout boots or wellingtons and old clothes as well as waterproofs. Glasgow Midweek Volunteers Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Meet at George Square 9.30am. Phone 041 429 21 12 the day before to book a place on the minibus. Free. Mugdock Conservation Volunteers Every Saturday until April, then every second Saturday. 10am-3pm, Mugdock Country Park. Contact the Countryside Ranger Service on 041 956 6100. Free. Clyde Region Environmental Workers Every second Sunday from Sun 17. Contact Robert McCann, 5 Cowan Road, Glasgow G 12, 041 339 0340, for further details and a task list. Edinburgh Midweek Volunteers Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Meet on Waverley Bridge at 9.30am. No booking necessary, but it’s best to contact the volunteers on 031 455 7385 before your first time. Free transport lunch and hot drinks! The Hit Squad Weekend residential projects, leaving Fridays at 6pm from Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, return Sunday afternoon. Phone Caroline Watt on 031 455 7385 for further details. I FURTHER INFORMATION Green Action publishes a monthly Green Diary for Glasgow. Contact them at 236 Clyde Street, 01 41H (041 248 6864), for further details. (Thom Dibdin)

CO The List 15 28 January 1993