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

I THE EARLY BIRD Sat 5. 6am. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Comalees Bridge car park. Ranger service 0475 521129. Free. Join the rangers on their early morning patrol.

I WALKING FOR HOMES ’93 Sun 6. 2pm. Pollok House. Pollok Country Park. Michael Thain 041 221 8995. Free. Sponsored walk in aid of Shelter Scotland. Approximately 58 children become homeless in Scotland every working day. Shelter help them: help Shelter. Followed by:

Silver Anniversary Ceilidh Sun 6. 7.30pm. People's Palace. the Winter Gardens. with the Caledonian Ceilidh Band. £4 (£2).

I BIRDWATCHING FOR BEGINNERS Sun 6. 2pm. Mansion House. Linn Park. Ranger service 041 637 1147. Free. All welcome. I MILKAVIE FESTIVAL Sun 6 for a week. Various events around Milngavie. Details from Festival Office. Milngavie Precinct or phone 041 956 5376.

I WWF SUPPORTERS MEETING Mon 7. 7.30pm. Renfteld St Stephen's Centre. 260 Bath Street. Eliza Murray. 041 959 5009.

I AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Mon 7. 7.30pm. Unitarian Centre. 72 Berkeley Street. City Group Meeting.

I GREENPEACE GLASGOW Tue 8 and weekly. 7.30pm. Blythswood Bar. Hope Street. Contact Ella Marshall on 041 644 5436. New members and volunteers always welcome.

I WALK-ABOUT-A-BIT Wed 9. 10am—3.30pm. Pollok Country Park. Free. Ageing signposts along the route need cleaning. preserved and painted.

I AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Thurs 10. 7.30pm. Hall of St Mary‘s Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. West Group meeting of the international campaigners for

freedom and justice for political prisoners.

I GLASGOW CYCLING CAMPAIGN Thurs 10. 7.30pm. 53 Cochrane Street. Neil McDonald 041 552 6080. Monthly meeting for the campaign. which will no doubt be discussing next week‘s Bike to Work Day.

I WHO’S BATS! Thurs 10. 7.30pm. Pollok Lecture Room. Pollok Country Park. Although thought of as country animals. some bats actually thrive in cities. ‘What would you think if they moved into your house?‘ asks Andy Collins of the Clyde Bat Group.

I GLASGOW TENAMENTS Fri 1 l. 8pm. Burgh Hall. Free. Prof. lsi Metzstein delivers a lecture to Pollokshields Heritage.

I GLASGOW VEGAN NETWORK Sat 12. 6.30pm. Bay Tree Cafe. 403 Great Western Road. Monthly meeting of the group for people interested in health issues. the environment and social events. I WALK FOR THE WHALES Sun 13. 11am. Kelvingrove Park. Kelvin Way. Ella Marshall 041 644 5436. Free. Greenpeace’s annual sponsored walk to raise money for their anti-whaling activities. Details of other Strathclyde

walks in Cunninghame. East Kilbride. Greenock. Kilmarnock and Paisley from Sue Hollands on 0555 82400.

I GLC TEA DANCE Sun 13. 2-5pm. Maryhill Central Hall. Maryhill Road. £2.50 (£1.50). Women only tea dance to raise money for the Gay and Lesbian Centre project. Tickets from Clyde books. For creche details phone Lynne on 041

221 7150.

I AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Mon 14. 7.30pm. Convent of Mercy. 62 Hill Street. Central Group meeting of the international campaigners for freedom and justice for political prisoners.

I ENVIRONMENT BOOK GROUP Tue 15. 7.30pm. Renfield St Stephen's Centre. 260 Bath Street. Free. Glasgow's environmental reading circle will discuss Earth in the Balance by Al Gore. Robert Coontz on 041 248 6864 has a few copies to borrow if you don‘t have one. NB: VP Gore will not be in attendance.

I BIKE TO WORK DAY Wed 16. 8.15am. Gartnavel Hospital traffic lights. Great Western Road. Neil McDonald 041 337 2871. The Glasgow Cycling Campaign hope that as many cyclists as can will join them in a mass cycle past STV. Cowcaddens to the City Chambers to present a cyclists‘ charter to Strathclyde Re ion.

I REEN NETWORK Wed 16. 7.30pm. 63 Oakfield Avenue. Hillhead. Free. Contact Charles Kennedy on 041 332 5206. Development Meeting of this group which aims to develop green campaigns and community projects in Glasgow. All welcome.

I ENVIRONMENT WORKING GROUP Thurs 17. 6.30pm. Glasgow City Chambers. Contact Robert Bell on 041 641 3080. Meeting of this sub-group of the Healthy Cities Project. All welcome.

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

I CHEESELETS ROADSHOW Sat 5. St James‘ Centre. Free. Think you've got a cheesy smile? Well get thee to the cheeselets roadshow. where the cheesiest smile wins its owner a camcorder.

I MEADOWS FESTIVAL Sat 5—Sun 6. The Meadows. 031 228 9108. Free. All the fun of the fair and tnore at the Meadows. with stalls. bric-a-brac. pressure groups. five-a- side football competitions. alternative medicine marquee. the crazy fun of the Radio Lollipop Roadshow (Sun afternoon). a child friendly area from Edinburgh Creche C00p and the outdoor arena of the Music Stage featuring The Radium Cats. Desert Rose and the ever

wonderful. one and only. Robert Fish Band. (For music details see Rock/Folk Listings).

I WALKING FOR HOMES ’93 Sun 6. 2pm. Hollyrood Palace carpark. Niki Furley 031 313 1550. Free. Sponsored walk in aid of Shelter Scotland. Homelessness in Scotland has increased by 128 per cent in the last decade. Shelter help the homeless: help Shelter. Followed by:

Silver Anniversary Ceilidh Sun 6. 7.30pm. Cafe Royal. West Register Street. with Scottish Blend. £4 (£2).

I IN FILMHOUSE WITH MADONNA Sun 6. 2—8pm. Filmhouse. 88 Lothian Road. 031 228 2688. £6.50 (£5.50) Workshops. including ‘Madonna. Matriarchy and the Family’ and ‘Homo Eroticism and Gay Culture‘ in between screenings of Desperately Seeking Susan and In Bed With Madonna.

I SUPPORT THE TIMEX STRIKERS Mon 7 and weekly. 6am. Bus leaves for Dundee from Waterloo Place. 031 336 5789. £3 (£1). Join the mass demonstration.

I FRIENDS OF CHAS Mon 7. 7pm. 18 Hanover Street. Free. Supporters of the Childrens Hospice Association Scotland meet to discuss furthering the Kids‘ Hospice movement in Scotland.

I THE MEDIA Mon 7. 7.30pm. Friends Meeting House. Victoria Terrace. Free. Peter Jones. Political Editor of The St'UISIIlUIl leads this discussion as part of the Edinburgh Humanist Forum‘s ‘Responsibilites of Power' programme. I NO TO WATER SELL-OFF Tue 8. 7.30pm. St Bride‘s Centre. Orwell Terrace. Gorgie/Dalry against water privatisation have invited the Council‘s Director of Water to their meeting.

I SCOTTISH AUFTAKT! Wed 9. 7.30pm. Back room. Student Union Building. Napier. l2 Merchiston Place. Free. Auftakt! is an international environmental festival taking place between 28 July and 1 Aug in Magdeburg. Germany. and this lot are planning to get there the environmentally sound way: by bike. ()ther cyclists will be arriving from all over Europe. Contact Tim Ball on 031 447 9734 for more information.

I SCOTTISH ACTION FOR BOSNIA Thurs 10. 6pm. The Scottish Arts Club. 24 Rutland Square. £7 from 031 557 0016. The composer Nigel Osborne will speak at this cheese and wine benefit for Bosnia. with music from James Clark. Leader of the SCO. Tatjana Clark on piano and Dian lsaacs on cello. There will also be an auction of artworks. including paintings of the Sarajeven cellist Vedran Smailovic and Nigel Osborne in Sarajevo.

I GAELIC CONVERSATION Thurs 10 and weekly. 7.30—9.3()pm. The Clubrooms. 16 North St Andrew Square. 50p. Contact Rob McEwan on 031 333 3448. A chance for Gaelic speakers of all levels to have a chat in that tongue.

I CYCLEROUTE CONSTRUCTION Sat l2/Sun 13 and Sat l9/Sun 20. 9.30am. Hermiston House Road bridge over the Union canal. Contact Peter Hawkins on 031 453 3366. Spokes are hoping to upgrade a mile of the Union Canal towpath to cyclable standard. Bring stout shoes. a packed lunch and tools such as spades and mattocks.

I MINERS GALA: MARCH Sat 12. 10.30am. Regent Road. March with the miners to the Meadows for the Miners Gala. noon—5pm. Billy Bragg headlines. with supporting bands and speakers. Elsewhere on the Meadows the Gala holds something for everyone. inluding kids entertainers. brass and pipe band competitions. rides and the all-important beer tent. See Agenda and Rock listings for more details.

I LEITH FESTIVAL Sat l2—Sun 20. Kicking off with the Gala Day on Leith Links (Sat 12: 2—6pm). the festival includes a guided walk (Tue. 7pm. community centre). a talk about ‘Leith's Lost lndustries‘ (Wed 16. 7.15pm. Leith Library). an opportunity to look round local buildings and plenty of dancing. Phone 031 554 4750 for a full programme.

I OLD TOWN FESTIVAL Sat l2—Sun 20. A chance for Edinburgh folk to wander around the closes and wynds of the Old Town with walks including visits to buildings not normally open to the public. Other events include:

Memory Walk Sun 13 from 9.30am. Sponsored walk and competitions in Hollyrood Park.

Classic Theme Day Sun 13. 2—5pm. The High Street will be blocked off for a display ofclassic and vintage vehicles. Gala Day Sat 19. 11am—5pm.


I WALK FOR THE WHALES Sun 13. noon. Silverknowes Esplanade. Marianne Foley ()3! 667 3042. Free. Greenpeace's annual sponsored walk to raise money for their anti-whaling activities. Details of other Lothian walks in Gullane and Penicuik from Sue Hollands on 0555 82400.

I SCOTTISH TALL FOUNT SUPPORTERS Wed 16. 7.30pm-closing time. Cumberland Bar. Cumberland Street. Duncan McAra. 031 552 1558. Know the difference between a Gaskell & Chambers tall fount and a Mackie & Carnegie? The STFS aim to retain Scotland‘s traditional system of dispensing cask-conditioned beer. And test each pint‘s creamy head! I GAY PRIDE ’93 Fri l8—Sun 20. £20. Coach from Edinburgh leaves 1 1pm for the Gay Pride March on Sat 19. Return Sat night. Details from Blue Moon Cafe: 031 556 2788.


I TRANENT GALA DAY Sun 6. 12.30pm. Foresters Park. Tranent. Pipe bands. the crowning of the Gala Queen. kids sports. Highland Dancing displays and a beat- the-goalie competition are among this year's attractions.

I HAWICK COMMON RIDING Mon 7—Sat 12. Daily ridouts. at 6.30am. Races at Hawick Race Course on Fri 11. 12.30pm


I PEDAL FOR THE PLANET Sun 13. morning start. Stirling: Albert Hall. £15 (£5). Contact Jane Milligan on 031 449 5509. A sponsored cycle in aid of WWF. Either a 50-mile circular route from Stirling through the Trossachs or an optional 25-mile circular route between Stirling and Thornhill. Contact Jane asap. preferably before the Mon 7. for an entry fomi.

I SCOTTISH SHEEP COUNTING CHAMPIONSHIP Sun 13. all day. Jedforest Deer and Farm Park. Jedburgh. Test your sheep counting skills. but don't fall asleep. as there‘s lots else to do. Tickets and further details from Marion Armitage on 08354 364.


From next issue we will be starting a separate listing for things you can do on a day out over the summer. From Raft

Races to Common Rides. Highland

Games to Garden Open Days. The List will bring you the best ideas from the best places. The Open Listings will continue as normal. If you know of an event or place that should be considered for listing. write ' to Days Out. The List. 14 High Street. Edinburgh. EH1 lTE or 'phone Thom Dibdin on 031 558 1191.

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