LISTINGS DAYS OUT
I VINTAGE ANO CLASSIC VEHICLE RALLY Sun 20. Ham—5pm. Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. Forth Valley Line. 0506 822298. Vintage and classic show/rally with cars. vans. lorries and motorcycles. The railway is open at weekends until October.
I WOMENS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Sat 19. Ham—5pm. King George V Park. Windygates Road. Leven. 0333 429464. Annual instalment of this Women‘s Football competition.
I YACHT RACE The Edinburgh Cup 1993. Sat 19—Sat 26. Noon. daily. Firth of Forth. north of Granton Harbour. ()31 552 8560. A week-long battle for the title of UK National Champion between about 28 yachts of the lntemational Dragon Class (that‘s 30ft sailing vessels. land lubbers). Not such a good view from the harbour. but if you’ve got your own boat then contact the Yacht Club for details of the best place to see the races.
I CAIRNGORM HILL RACE Sat 26. 2.30pm. Cairngorm Mountain. 0479 861261. £1.50 (Adults). One for the adventurous among you. a ten-mile foot race on the lofty heights of the Cairngorm Mountain.
I INVERNESS MOO Fri 18/Sat 19. 9am onwards. Various venues. 0463 236946. £1. Advance booking is necessary. entry forms for competitors are available from: Mr John MacRury. 5 Ness Way. Fortrose. 0463 96 20988. Annual competitive festival with vocal and instrumental categories. with numerous craft stalls dotted around as well.
I MACALLAN HORSE TRIALS Sun 20 to Wed 23. 9am—5pm. Burgie. Moray. 034
385281. Three-day event novice. two-day event novice. one-day event pre-novice. full dressage. show-jumping. roads and tracks. cross-country and the exciting Steeplechase. With plenty of trade stands about. a bar and full catering.
I MIOSUMMER OPEN SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS Sat 19/Sun 20. Thurso. I Caithness. 0847 66139. Check with the local Tourist Office each day for beaches to be used. Not exactly an hour’s drive from town. but hey. we‘re young at heart here at List Towers. so take a trip up to Scotland's answer to Bondi beach and watch the real devotees ride the wild surf. For those in the know. Scotland's north coast offers a surﬁng experience unrivalled elsewhere due to the tide race between Orkney and the Mainland.
I ARCHERY The Longbow Society International Match. Sat 19. 2.30—4.30pm. Culzean Castle. twelve miles South of Ayr on the A719. Free with entry to the Country Park. See photo caption.
I CANAL FESTIVAL Sun 20. Noon—5pm. Kilsyth. Auchinstarry basin on the Forth- Clyde Canal. 041 776 3812. Free. A day out for all the family. with boat trips. canoe events. side shows and
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12 miles South oi Ayr on the A719. Free with entry to the Country Park. (Park open all day: cars £6, pedestrians iree; Castle open daily 10.303m-5.30pm, adults £3.50/chlldren £1.70). A recent report in New Scientist showed that the arrows at Agincourt were capable oi penetrating 1.5mm oi heavy armour. Today’s events will be more concerned with skill than destruction. Just one oi the many events scheduled ior the summer at Culzean, which is the National Trust ior Scotland’s most visited property. Over the last 47 years, the Robert Adam castle has been restored to its ionner glory. The park contains a wealth oi Interest, irom swan ponds, herb gardens and deer park down to the
shoreline, via the adventure playground.
HCYAI. HIGHLAND SHOW Thurs 24-Sun 27. Gates open 8am. Close Thurs: 6pm, Fri/Sat: 7pm, Sun: 5pm. The Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, Edinburgh. 031 333 2444. £10 (Thurs/Fri); £8.50 (Sat); £7 (Sun). Hali price aiter 4pm (not Sun). Kids hali price. The showpiece event oi the Scottish taming community has grown into a mega day out, although the traditional parade oi prizewinning livestock is still very much in evidence. Thrill to the llaily Express ‘Flying Crusaders’ and their sky diving team, wow at the Blue Arrows motor cycle display team (Sat/Sun only), admire the Horse Jumping and gasp in awe at the impeccable timing oi the HMS Sultan Window ladder Display Team. Yes, that’s a window ladder display team. Guess. Outside the Main Hing, drool in the Food from Scotland Exhibition Hall (where Use, the liie-size mechanical cow, will show graphic details oi the grass to milk processl), take out your dark glasses tor the gaudy ﬂower spectacular, then go back and drool some more at the Cook Tour oi Europe exhibition oi the culinary arts in the cookery theatre. Or simply ogle the big machines they use down the iann nowadays on show at one
oi the over 7110 stands.
Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 041 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). Adults £2.50/children £1. Tickets available from the box office. Approximately 100 exhibiting tables devoted exclusively to the doll‘s house hobby. with exhibits ranging from antiquarian to more. well. modern examples of work.
I SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP Sat 26-Sun 27. 10.30am (Sat) 9.30am (Sun). Strathclyde Loch. Strathclyde Country Park. Motherwell. 0698 266155. Free. The Scottish Open Challenger Disabled Sailing Championship '93. three races on the Saturday and two races on the Sunday with 22 boats of the Challenger (Trimaran) type taking part in this annual championship organised by The Scottish Disabled Association. Strathclyde Park itselfoffers a wild day out with plenty to do. including nature trails. sandy beaches and the Hamilton Mausoleum - not so lively. but with a remarkable echo and great big brass doors. For further info on SOCC '93. phone Eric Chesher: 0436 75580.
I STEAM OPEN OAYS Sat 26/Sun 27. 11am-4pm. Minnivey Colliery. Burnton (Dalmellington). 0292 531144. £1.50 (£1). Steam open days with at least one locomotive fully functional. brake van rides. static display of rolling stock in the engine shed. museum. shop and buffet.
I TEOOY BEARS’ PICNIC Sat 26. 2pm. Brodick Castle and Country Park. Isle of Arran. 0770 302202. Entry to Castle grounds: £2 (children £1) or free if you bring your favourite furry friend. (Country Park open daily: 9.30am-5pm; Castle — £3.50/£1.80 - open daily: 1—5pm) A special day-out in aid of the charity Childline. with lots going on to give you a super time. including wacky races. pony rides. beat the goalie. sponge throwing and other stalls and attractions. while you send the kids off to look round the ancient seat of the dukes of Hamilton with its collections and formal gardens.
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I TENNIS - SCOTTISH CUP FINAL Sun 20. Ham—6pm. Newlands Lawn Tennis Club. ’ Monreith Road. Glasgow. 03: 225 1234. 1 An inter-club competition. culminating in i the Ladies and Mens doubles Final.
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