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


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


I Race ans 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 10


I Alrdrie v Aberdeen Broomfleld. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Dundee Utd V IIle Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I ilearts V Dundee Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Partick Thistle V Falklrk Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Rangers V Motherwell lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm.


I AV! V Hamilton Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.

I Glydebank v Ountermline Kilbowic

Park. Clydebank. 3pm.

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

I Meadowbank Thistle v ltllmarnock Meadow-bank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Baith Rovers v Oumbarton Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v St Mirren Annfleld. Stirling. 3pm.


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

I Oueen’s Park v Alloa Hampan Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

Saturday 17


I Dundee Uld V Airdrle Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Falkirit v St Johnstone Brockville. Falkirk. 3pm.

I IIth V Celtic Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Motherwell v Dundee Fir Park. Motherwell. 3pm.

I Hangers v Partick Thistle lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Clydebank v Meadowbank Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Gowdenbeath v Ayr United Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Oumbarton v Hamilton Boghead. Dumbanon. 3pm.

I Ouniermline v St Mirren East End Park.

Dunfermline. 3pm.

I Kilmarnock v Stirling Albion Rugby Park. Kilmamock. 3pm.

I Morton V RalIII Rovers Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.


I Glyde v Albion liovers Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Queen’s Park v Brechin Hatnpden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

Wednesday 21


I Bangers v GSKA Moscow lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Rangers’ final qualifying match. with a couple of points vital. although their fate has probably already been settled by the encounter with Marseilles on 7 April.

Friday 16—Saturday 17

I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. Club £10. Eglinton £6. First races 2pm. The culmination of the National Hunt season at Ayr sees the Scottish Grand National on the Saturday. After the debacle at Aintree. the focus shifts to Ayr and some of the top fancies for the Liverpool farce could be among the entries in an attempt to salvage something from their months of preparation. It's a testing race in its own right. but unlike the Liverpool race. the Scottish National is often won by a younger chaser with a turn of finishing speed.

Monday 19

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £10. paddock £6. First race 2.10pm. The first Flat meeting of the season on the windswept sort of seaside track. with large fields promised for some of those two-year-old nurseries.

DIES- Friday 16-Sunday 18

I IRFB international Sevens Murrayfleld. Edinburgh. Three days of top-class sevens rugby offering a less prestigious but often more spectacular version of the oval-ball game. in the first-ever sevens World Cup. Twenty-four teams. from Fiji to Latvia.

are competing. with the Fijians starting favourites. closely followed by 15-a-side world champions Australia.


Friday 9

I Edinburgh Gull Oil Monarchs v Newcastle Diamonds Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. Edinburgh‘s first British League match of the season looks set to be an exciting encounter with Diamonds strengthened by the return of Mark Thorpe.

I Glasgow Tigers v Rye House Rockets Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Glasgow Tigers' British League opener pits them against an all-star Rockets side led by Martin Goodwin.

Friday 16

I Edinburgh Gulf Oil Monarchs v Long Eaton Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. A great match in prospect with the visitors featuring Dane Jan Staeclimann and former Edinburgh favourites Carl Blackbird and Neil Collins.

Sunday 18

I Glasgow Tigers v Middlesbrough Bears Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. A Spring Trophy match that shouldn‘t prove too problematic for Tigers. despite the presence of top-scoring Bear Steve Regeling.


Sunday 11

I Open Day Tournament Dowanhill Tennis Club. 27 Dowanside Road. Glasgow. An open day for all standards of player. with a chance tojoin the club and enjoy a New York-style Deli at the same time. For details contact secretary Colin Kesson on 041 95‘) 2033 or call the club on 041 334 8597

Monday 12—Sunday 18

I Waverley Junior Tour Waverley Lawn Tennis Court. Suffolk Road. Edinburgh.


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

I FUN RIDE Sat 10. 10am. Meet at Bell's Bridge. near the SECC. Contact Neil McDonald 041 337 2871. Free. Ride your bike along the cycle paths to Ardrossan with the Glasgow Cycling Campaign.

I ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS FAIR Sun 11. 10am—5pm. Moir Hall. 50p. Contact 0764 653592.

I LUNCII AND LISTEN Wed 14. 1-2pm. Theatre Royal. Tickets £1.50 on sale from 12.30pm on the day. Sup some tea and sandwiches while Jane Eaglen (soprano) talks about the opera Norma in which she is appearing in the title role at the Theatre from A ril 24.


15. 7.30pm. Renfield St Stephen's Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. Free. Fiona Stewart of the Scottish Wildlife Triist addresses Friends of the Earth. Glasgow. I NC VAT DN FUEL Sat 17. 10.30am. Blythswood Square then 1 1.30. George Square. Join the Scottish Pensioners Forum in their protest against the imposition of VAT on domestic fuel. They are calling on as many people as can make it to turn up and show their support.

I ENVIRONMENTAL BOOK GROUP Mon 1‘). 7.30pm. Patio. Renfield St Stephen‘s Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. Free. Costing (he [fart/i by Frances Cairncross is this month's book for disCUssion. All welcome.

I RENT-SEEKING IN THE INTERIOR Tue 20. 6.30pm. Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. Hillhead Street. Free. Intriguineg entitled lecture from Professor Gordon Tullock is the first of this year's Stevenson Lectures in Citizenship.

I DALRYMPLE LECTURES 1993 Tue 20—Fri 23. Lecture Theatre 2. Boyd ()rr Building. University Avenue. Free. Dr Vassos Karageorghis of Nicosia. Cyprus delivers these lectures. sponsored by the Glasgow Archaeological Society and the University of Glasgow. on Cypriot archeology. Details from 041 330 4994. I UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ECOLOGY Tue 20. 7.30pm. 8 Hamilton Park Avenue. Contact Paul on 041 334 8201. Free. The Glasgow Greens continue their series of open forums with a talk from Jean McKenzie.

I CANAL SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Thurs 22. 7pm. Community Central Hall. 304 Maryhil' Road. Contact Shauna MacMillan 041 332 9115. Free. The Forth & Clyde Canal (.‘ommunity Projects invite anyone interested to help develop the canal as an area for leisure and recreation. I PEAT IN PERIL Thurs 22. 7.30pm. Renfield St Stephen's Church Centre. 260 Bath Street. Contact Graham Burns on 041 848 9417. Donation £1. Nigel Doar of the Scottish Wildlife Trust addresses the British Association of Nature Conservationists.

I UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS Thurs 22. 7.30pm. James Weir Building. (room M403). Strathclyde L'niversity. Free. Malcolm Kennedy gives the presidential address to the Astronomical Society of Glasgow.

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 BODY SHOP ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES Wed 14. 7.45pm. Southsider Pub (back room). West Richmond Street. Fiona Tracy of the Edinburgh Body Shop addresses Friends of the Earth Edinburgh Branch. Those who heard the contre temps on Costing The Earth (Radio 4) about the Body Shops eco-awarcness should have a few questions to ask . . .

I SCOTTISH ANTIOUES FAIR Thurs l5--Sat 17. 11am 8pm (5pm on Sat). Roxburghc Hotel. Charlotte Square. £2.50. ()ver a million quid's worth of pre- 1890 goodies will be on sale at this reknow ned antiques fair. ‘Change your life. buy an antique.‘ Well. that's what they claim!

I SOCIALIST FORUM Tue 20. 7.30pm. St Thomas of Aquins School. Chalmers Street. Free. Discussion on the former Yugoslavia led by Mark Knight. who is writing a thesis on the subiecl.

I KIT CAR SHOW Sat 17/Sun lb’. 10am—5pm. Royal Highland Showground. Ingliston. £4.50 (accompanied kids free). 30s roadsters. o0s thunder chariots and mid-engined exotica. Britain's best kit cars are promised. together with those vital autojumble stands. kids entertainments and places of liquid refreshment.

I WOMEN’S AID BENEFIT Sun 18. 8pm. Queens's Hall. £8 (£4.50). Lynn Ferguson. Jo Brand and Arnold Brown star in the 20th birthday celebrations of Edinburgh and Lothian Women's .-\id who have three offices and nine refuges providing a service for abused women and their children. Further details in Theatre listings.

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