this section gives details of selected events taking place in and around the Central Belt of Scotland this fortnight. Events are listed by area and then alphabetically. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact phone number for our inlonnation. Days Out compiled by Thom Blbdin.


I BONJEE JIIMP AND FUN DAY lnnerleithen. Sun 12. 10am-6pm. Health Centre field. Traquair Road. lnnerleithen. Full details from Dorothy McKie on 0896 830703. Cars £1. and silver collection. The folks who bring you the St Ronan‘s Border Games are raising funds towards equipment for next year‘s Games. There will be an opportunity to book a place on the bunjee jump on the day. Fun and games include a veritable superfluity of kids entertainment with swing boats. a bouncy castle. kids disco. roundabouts and a ribtickler. Let them at it while you grab a few in the beer tent (licensed until 6pm). get your face painted. challenge Scottish darts champion Mike Veitch. have a go on the shooting stall and wander round the car boot sale.

I DOORS OPEN DAY Various venues around the Borders. Sat 18. 10am—5pm. Detailed leaflet from 0875 822409 or 0750 20054. See photo caption.

I RAM SALE Kelso. Fri 10. 10.30am—6.30pm. Springburn Park. Kelso. Roxburghshire. Contact Mr D. MacLaren at the Showgrounds on 0573 224 188. Free. The world's largest one- day sale of breeding rams: 7.331 rams from sixteen different breeds are scheduled to be sold. individually. over the day in nineteen diferent rings by twelve different firms of auctioneers. That makes one sale every four seconds!

I TEVIOTDALE SNOW Sat 18. from 9.30am. Fanlash. Teviothead. near Hawick. Contact Mr Tullie on 0450 85 217. Sheepdog trials. walking sticks.

hound trail and children‘s games and sports. Possibly the odd ram. 1f there are any left.


I DOORS OPEN DAY Various venues around: Dundee. Sat 11. detailed leaflet from Seagate Gallery. 36 Seagate. Dundee; Perth. Sat 18. detailed leaflet from 0738 26520. See photo caption.

I NIGIlAND GAMES Pitlochry. Sat 1 l. 11am-5pm. The Recreation Ground. Pitlochry. £2 (50p). Car park. £2. Traditional Highland Games with all the expected heavy events including throwing. tossing and putting of hammers. cabers and shots. Also running and cycling track events. Highland dancing. piping and that ever important beer and whisky tent. No trade stands. just the essential food and drink stalls in this highly attractive setting.

I FARMING OF YESTERYEAR Scone Palace. Sun 12. 9.30am—5pm. Scone Palace. two miles North of Perth on the A93. £3 (OAP: £2. Kids £1 ). Annual show for the Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club. The title says it all really. Besides the ancient machinery on static display there will be threshing. stooking and ploughing demonstrations on a field of oats and tattie hoiking demonstrations using both horse-drawn and vehicular equipment. With all the usual country fair stalls in evidence. this should make an interesting day out with the opportunity to visit the adjacent Scone Palace. Entry to the Palace is extra: £4 (OAP: £3.20. Kids: £2.20); home of the Earls of Mansfield it is open daily 9.30am—5pm (Sun. 1.30—5pm). 0738 52300.


I AIR SNOW RAF Leuchers. Sat 18. 9am—5pm. £7.50 (£5). Reductions for tickets booked in advance on ()334 839000 (Access/Visa). Cars £5. Contact British Rail for details of combined train

exhibitions and stalls.

I Alli snow: BAP Leuchers. Sat 18, Barn-6pm. £7.50 (£5). booked In advance on 0334 839000 (Access/Visa). Cars £5. Contact British Bail tor details of combined train and entry tickets from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Over 100 airplanes on static display will complement the massive fly-past of military hardwear irom the ancient planes oi the Battle at Britain Memorial Flight to the towering llurcules transports and supersonic modern lets. But there’s not lost airplanes at leuchers, there’s a fun lair, bunlee lumping,

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I DOORS OPEN DAY Various venues around Edinburgh. Sat 11. detailed leaflet from 031 557 8686. See photo caption.

I HARVEST OF YESTERYEAR Almondvale. Sat l8/Sun 19. 10am—Spin. £1.50 (75p). Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Livingston Mill. 0506 414957. SMT bus 27 from the centre ofEdinburgh. lt's traditional harvest time at Almond Valley with the permanent collection of old working farm machinery being put through its paces on specially grown crops of oats. barley and potatoes. Although the mill is not yet at the stage where the barley can be processed right through to flour. freshly hoiked tatties will be on sale. Loads of family orientated entertainments will also be on offer. The centre is open daily throughout the year with its fine collection of old machinery on a sixteen-acre site which is said to ‘bring East Lothian‘s past to life‘. No voodoo we hope.

I RECORD FAIR Edinburgh. Sat 11. 10am—5pm. Adam House. Chamber Street. Further details from Second City Sounds on 021 236 8648. Get out the pennies and search among the bargain bins for those fantabulous hits of yesteryear. Me. 1 want that Members ‘Sounds of the City' single on clear vinyl.


I CIILLODEN BATTLE FIELD TOURS Sat ll/Sunl2. 12.30pm. 2.30pm. Culloden Visitor Centre. Culloden Moor. five miles east of lnverness on the B9006. Tel 0463 790607. £1.50 (80p). Members of the White Cockade Society go through their paces. leading tours of the battle field where. on 16 April 1746. the last major battle was fought on mainland Britain. The battle lasted 40 minutes and left Jacobite hopes crushed. The battlefield. restored to its original moorland state is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

I MOTORCYCLE CONVENTION Alford. Sun 12. l lam—4.45pm. Grampian Transport Museum. Alford. 28 miles West of Aberdeen on the A944. Tel 09755 62292. £2.50 (OAP: £1.50. Kids: £1). This is the North‘s largest bike event. with everything from giant six-cylinder Honda Goldwings. Harley Davidsons and Ducatis to Italian Motor Scooters and even a Sinclair like on show. Besides the ever popular Moped Marathon. a fund raiser for the SPARKS charity. and guest appearances from plenty of two-wheeled champions ofcircuit and road. there will be a marqueee of trade stands featuring everything from the latest machines to the most pointless accessory. The museum itself is open daily until the end of October. 10am—5pm (same prices). Besides the main exhibits of road vehicles there are video presentations and a Montier Dance Organ. which is demonstrated every half hour with a collection of tunes ranging from Colonel Bogey through Rock Around the Clock to the Cha Cha. Rave on.


I CELEBRATING SCIENCE Glasgow University and The Hunterian Museum. University Avenue. Glasgow. Sat 18—Sun

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I DOORS OPEN DAY See listings for local details. Free. Buildings as diverse as the south stand of Celtic Football Club (Sun 19. 1—4pm). the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh (Sat 11. 10am—5pm) and the Megget Reservoir in the Borders (Sat 18. tours at 1 lam and 2pm. tel 0875 822409 to confirm) open their doors to the public. In all. over 300 buildings of architectural and historical importance as well as those simply having high entertainment value or intriguing working functions will be on view, with many taking the opportunity to put on special exhibitions and events to enhance the experience.

26. various times. Full details from 041 330 4903/5. Although science has been taught and research undertaken at the University of Glasgow for over 500 years. and it is now the largest science-based university outside London. this year sees the centenary of the Faculty of Science. To mark the occasion. a whole range of lectures. discussions and exhibitions have been organised. These range from a special edition of University Challenge hosted by the one-and-only Bamber Gascoigne at Hutcheson‘s Hall. Merchant City (Wed 22. 5.30—8.30pm. £5/£4) to the chance to visit the museums of the departments of Anatomy and Zoology in the University (weekdays only. 9.30am—5pm. free). The ever popular Science Dome will be taking up residence in the East Quadrangle (daily. 10am—8pm, £1.20) with workshops. 60 hands-on exhibits and regular demonstrations by the Science Squad. There are special exhibitions and workshops to mark geology week at the Hunterian Museum. daily lectures at the Kelvin Lecture Theatre and the University’s observatory at the West of Scotland Science Park is open to the public.

I DOORS OPEN DAY Various venues around: Glasgow. Sat 18/Sun 19. detailed leaflet from 041 553 1585; Clydesdale. Sun 19. detailed leaflet from 0555 661331; Ayrshire. Sun 12 detailed leaflet from 0292 287627. See photo caption.

I MODEL AND ENGINEERING FAIR Coatbridge. Sat ll/Sun l2. 10am—5pm. Sumerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal 1 Street. Coatbridge. 0236 431261. Free. Model and engineering clubs from all over Scotland have been invited to attend this weekend showcase for individuals and societies who wish to demonstrate their particular interest to the public. , Besides the displays there will be stalls j and demonstrations of model making. While you let the big kids get grease in their hair. take the little ones over to the puppet shows and face painting attractions 1 while you get round to that traditional teashop to satnple the fine fare on offer 1 there. (Personal reports of teashops are always welcome at [)uvs Out!) The Trust

is open daily and houses a fascinating display of machinery and equipment from the industrial revolution to the present

day. including working canals and trams. Also the Ironworks Gallery's current exhibition ‘Sense & Science' of photographs by Harry Kerr (until 26 l


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