Jean Ashcroft and Victor Farris Until Sat 1 May. Landscapes in watercolours and oils by two local artists.
I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am—4pm. Admission £2 (£1).
Now featuring Henry Moore's Reclining Figure: Hand I979. on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation.
Wild Orchids of Scotland and Four Gardens in One Until 25 July. A photographic celebration of Scotland‘s native orchids and a display of photographs taken from a book illustrating the work of the Garden. Stem Until 9 May. The work of ten young photographers who took part in a series of workshops during last year's Flora Photographica exhibition.
The Botanic Ash Until 3 Oct. When a huge British Ash dating from the early 19th century had to be felled. sculptor. Tim Stead was invited to recycle the pieces for this unique exhibition.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225
7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D].
No Ordinary Journey: John Rae, Arctic Explorer, 1813-1893 Until 16 May. A look at the life of intrepid Orcadian explorer John Rae who explored and mapped vast territories of northern Canada. with the help of the Native Indians and lnnuit. Free guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Platinum Until 23 May. An exciting and diverse display ofjewellery designed and made by fourteen students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. All have been winners or ﬁnalists in the UK Platinum Award. ONA Fingerprinting Until 24 May. An exploration of the material found in a cell nucleus which makes us all unique. This exhibition explains how this procedure can be used in forensic science and in medical research.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534.
Western Decorative Art: 1850 towards 2000 Cantagalli tiles. jewels by Picasso and Scottish studio ceramics are all included in a new permanent exhibition of porcelain. glass. silver. metalwork. jewellery and ceramics from the museum‘s collection. Spanning 150 years. the artefacts reveal changes in taste and style with examples of the unique. the mass-produced and work by major artists working with large manufacturers.
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.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Annual Exhibition Sat 24 April—4 July. A range of pieces selected from work submitted.
I SCOTTISH GALLERY l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm: Sat 10am—4pm.
Peter McLaren, James McDonald and Anne Finlay Until Wed 5 May. Contemporary painting and jewellery from the gallery‘s collection.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe.
The gallery‘sjustly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30-4.20pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free. and features works by Picasso. Matisse. Mondrian and 20th century Scottish artists. The gallery has recently purchased Alexander Stoddart‘s larger-than-life bust of Henry Moore.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D].
Scotland‘s bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists — and a very ﬁne cafe.
Eugene lmpey: A Passage through India Until 23 May. A dedicated photographer. lmpey took advantage of his diplomatic posting in India to record the people. monuments and landscapes of the country in the 1850s. Far from presenting a romantic view of the country. Impey's images were meant to enhance the British understanding of this corner of their empire.
I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun 1 lam—5.30pm. Free but there is an admission charge for the castle.
For your Freedom and Ours; Poland, Scotland and the Second World War Many Polish soldiers came to Scotland in the 40s and this is an exhibition of uniforms. insignia and equipment. as well as drawings. prints and other personal material.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557
1 140. Tue—Sat l lam—5.30pm.
The Gatherer: Garry Fabian Miller Until 15 May. By beaming strong light on to plants and then projecting the image onto cibachrome. this photographer creates abstract work. capturing the frailty and dynamic energy of the natural world.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University ()ld College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5an
Battlegrounds Until Sat 24 Apr. A selection of work from the last ten years by the Scottish multi-media artist. John Kirkwood. Using large sculptural relief panels. photomontages. hand-painted etchings and portrait drawings. he depicts the post-industrial Scottish landscape and the on-going process of change in the human and natural .world.
Margaret Hunter Sat l May—29 May. Living and working in Berlin. this Scottish painter‘s work is ﬁgurative and expressive using colour to evoke mood. 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Thomas Crooks Until Sat 24 Apr. Organic. abstract painting which aims to strike a balance between the analytical and the intuitive.
Infamy Photographs which highlight the immorality of war highlighting the former Yugoslavia and social deprivation in Romania. The show includes work from three photographers. Paul Harris. Frances Anderson and Paul Hackett and the controversial touring exhibition Selective Silence which shows the atrocities allegedly committed against the Serbs.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. Mon—Thurs l()am—midnight; Fri-Sat l()am—lam.
Common Origins Until Sat 24 Apr. Paintings. drawings and prints by Alistair Clark. Nina Pope. Alistair Mack and Joan Smith. All the artists work with diverse scientiﬁc themes and imagery. The show is part of the Edinburgh lntemational Science Festival.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I GREENOCN ARTS GUILD 18 Campbell Street. Mon—Sat 10am—10pm.
Anne Oevine Until 15 May. Inspired by her recent journey to Poland and her response to religious faith. an exhibition of paintings. drawing and prints which use the image of the Madonna.
Berwick Upon Tweed
I PAXTON HOUSE 0289 86291. House and Gallery noon—5pm; grounds l()am—sunset. Cafe. Admission to house and tour £3.50/£1.75. The Picture Gallery has just been restored inside this 18th century Neo-Palladian mansion. and it now houses 73 paintings from the National Galleries.
Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport Listings compiled by Tom Lappin.
CRICKET Saturday 1
SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
I Stirling County v Clackmannan County Williamﬁeld. Stirling. lpm.
I West Lothian v Perthshire Boghall. Linlithgow. 1pm.
I Fiteshire v Arbroath County McKane Park. Dunfermline. 1pm.
HALL WESTERN UNION
I Uddingston v Clydesdale Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. lpm.
I West of Scotland V Ayr Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. lptn.
I Poloc v Orumpellier Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. 1pm.
I Kelburne v Greenoclt Whitehaugh. Paisley. lpm.
I Kilmarnoclt v Ferguslie Kirkstylc. Kilmarnock. 1pm.
RYDEN EAST LEAGUE
I Corstorphine v Royal High Union Park. Carrick Knowe Parkway. Edinburgh. lpm. I Freuchie v Carlton Public Park. Freuchie. 1pm.
I Stenhousemuir v Kirkcaldy The Tryst. Larbert. lpm.
I Edinburgh Acads v Watsonlans Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. lpm.
I Grange V Heriot’s Grange. Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. lpm.
FOOTBALL Saturday 24
I Airdrie V Hibs Broomﬁeld. Airdrie. 3pm.
I Celtic v Falkirk Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Oundee v Oundee United Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I Hearts V Rangers Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Partick Thistle v Aberdeen Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Ayr V Oumbarton Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.
I Hamilton v Morton Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.
I Meadowbank Thistle v Ountermline Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Raith Rovers v Cowdenbeath Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Clydebank Annfield. Stirling. 3pm.
I St erren v Kilmarnocit Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.
I Albion Rovers v Stenhousemuir Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.
I Alloa Athletic V Clyde Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.
I East Stirling v Oueen Of The South Firs Park. Firs Street. Falkirk. 3pm.
I Airdrle V Rangers Broomﬁeld. Airdrie. 3pm. Alex MacDonald‘s plucky band of subtlety-challenged battlers try to claw a couple of points off the champions-elect in their increasingly desperate ﬁght
against the drop.
I Celtic v Aberdeen Celtic Park. Gallowgate. Glasgow. 3pm. That second place slot is still up for grabs with Brady‘s erratic bunch on the heels of the Dons.
I Oundee Utd v Partick Thistle Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. Jim McLean‘s penultimate home game in charge. How the Tannadice faithful will be sad to see him go. Ho ho. I Falkirk V Hearts Brockville. Falkirk. 3pm.
I Hibs V Motherwell Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. FIRST DIVISION
I Clydebank v Morton Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 3pm.
I Ountermllne v Cowdenbeath East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm.
I Kilmarnock v Oumbarton Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm.
I Meadowbank Thistle v Ayr United Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Raith Rovers Annﬁeld. Stirling. 3pm.
I St Mirren v Hamilton Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.
I 'Albion Rovers v Arbroath Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. 3pm.
I Alloa Athletic v Stenhousemuir Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.
I Clyde V Foriar Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.
I Queen’s Park v Oueen Of The South Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.
GEE}- Thursday 29—Friday 30
I Hamilton Park Races Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. Club £10. Paddock £5 (£3). First race 2.15pm. Early season flat racing gets into gear at Hamilton.
I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Club £10. paddock £6. First race 2.40pm. Flat meeting on the windswept sort of seaside track. with large ﬁelds promised for some of those two— year-old nurseries.
SPEEDWAY Friday 23
I Edinburgh Golf 011 Monarchs v Glasgow Tigers Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. The ﬁrst of the season's four British League clashes between Scotland's big two promises to be a close encounter with both teams at full strength.
I Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Gulf Oll Monarchs Shawﬁeld Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm.
I Glasgow Tigers v Sheffield Tigers Shawﬁeld Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm.
I Edinburgh Gult Oil Monarchs v Newcastle Olamonds Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm.
64 The List 23 April—6 May 1993