10.3%. Huntington House, 3 . .

Haddington. Catalogue irom Christies, 041 332 8134. The contents oi

A Huntington which belonged to the late f \

Lt. Omndr and Mrs Crawford go under 1 the hammer. Crawiord was a member 1 oi the 1938 rugby team which won the : Triple Crown. Viewing takes place 1 irom Fri 29-Sun 30. Take a deep wallet 1 as the sale includes some pretty nice ; pieces oi iumiture and antique porcelain, although there are several rather average huntln’ and shootin' . type pictures which some iool is bound to spend a packet on. Then


: there are the bizarre lots at the nd oi

the sale: A cast-iron garden roller (2100—200); A large quantity oi

chicken wire (£504 00); and A

3 quanitity

oi logs (£1 (ill-1 50). Viewing

1 (entry by catalogue only), Fri 29,

1 mam-7pm; Sat 30, 10am-5pm; Sun 31, g wan—3pm.

This section gives details oi selected ; events taking place in and around the 1 Central Belt oi Scotland this iortnight. 1 Events are listed by area and then ; alphabetically. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact phone number : ior our iniormation. Days out compiled by Thom llibdin.

Linlithgow Palace and St Michael's Kirkyard with buffet supper.

I GHOST TOURS Daily. Edinburgh. Two firms operate guided ghost walks through Edinburgh's Old Town. lasting roughly one-and-a-half hours. Mercat Tours (031 661 4541) leave from the Mercat Cross. by St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile;

: Robin's Tours (031 661 0125) leave from



Various venues. The Borders‘ very own ! celebration of its unique heritage with a ; programme encompassing story-telling, i music. drama and exhibitions in venues ranging from large historic houses to intimate village halls. Full details and _: brochure of events from Selkirk Tourist lnforrnation Centre. Halliwells House ; Close. Selkirk. phone 0750 20054. i


I PIPING cnmrrousmrs Sat 30. i Ham—6.30pm. Blair Castle. Blair Atholl. Perthshire. Tickets on the door only. £5. It‘s the piping equivalent of Come Dancing. with the ten invited individual pipers going through their paces for the Glenfiddich trophy. They’ll be doing a mix of ‘light’ music: Marches. Strathspeys and Reels. and the classical piobaireachd. Besides the overall champion. there will be prizes in each category. Limited seating. so arrive early. Although the castle isn‘t open, the tea shop is and so are the grounds. so if the drone gets too much you can get a breath of fresh air.


I AROMATHERAPY COURSE Sat 30/Sun 31. lOam—5pm. The Whole Works. Jacksons Close. 209 Royal Mile. Edinburgh. 03] 225 8092. £40 (£35). Trish Henderson leads this introductory course into aromatherapy. The workshop introduces a number of essential oils for home use with safe and effective methods for using them. Basic massage strokes will also be taught.

I GHOST TOUR Fri 22/Sun 23, Fri 29/Sun 30. 7.30pm. Linlithgow Palace. £8 (£5). Tickets from Linlithgow Tourist Office. Details from 031 556 8400. Ghost tour of


the Tourist information Centre above Waverley Shopping Centre. at the east end of Princes Street. Both firms offer group booking only tours. which promise tales so gruesomer graphic that they are not suitable for children and would be unlawful to write down (so they say)!: Mercat. minimum 10 people at £4 each. time by arrangement; Robin‘s. minimum ople at £3 each. llpm.

GH ST S ANO WITCHES Robin’s. 7pm. £3 (£2.50. kids £2). Tales round the wynds and closes of the Royal Mile.

OR JECNYLL’S GHOSTS Robin‘s. 9pm. £3 (£2.50. kids £2). Darker. scarier stories. ending up at the most haunted pub. GHOSTS AHO GHOULS Mercat. 8pm. £4 (includes a drink). Terrifying tales of old Edinburgh around the closes and wynds of ; the Royal Mile.

I HUNTINGTON AUCTION Mon 1. from 10.30am. Huntington House. Haddington. Catalogue from Christies. 041 332 8134. See photo caption.

I STEAM GALA OAY Sun 24. 11am-5pm. Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway. Union Street. Bo’ness. 0506 822298. £4 (Kids: £2. Family: £10) The last day of the season for the Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway is a stylish one. with locomotives 60009 ‘Union of South Afn'ca'. 60532 ‘Blue Peter’. 44871 ‘Sovereign’. NBR 673 ‘Maude’ and others. Trains leave every 50 minutes or so. up and down the line to Birkhill Station where you can visit the Birkhill fireclay mine for an extra £2 (£1). At Bo’ness station the Scottish Railway Preservation Society has assembled a fine collection of locomotives. carriages and wagons.


I BURMAH SCOTTISH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Fleming Toyota Forest Stages. Sat 30. 10am-7pm. Glentrool forest roads. Spectator information from

John Fife on 0698 833949. It‘s the final

2 stage of the Championship. with six

special stages taking place over private

Forestry Commission gravel roads which

promise timed-to-the-second. flat-out

, motoring. where a momentary lapse in

concentration on the part of the driver or

co-driver could leave them counting pine

§ needles. The Rally sets off from Ayr at 10am. and heads straight for the Glentool forest complex for the stages, before

j returning to Ayr (to arrive at about 5pm).

= On-event servicing will be centralised in

the village of Barrhill.

'; I CRAFTS ALIVE Fri 29—Sun 3 l.

i 10am—6pm. Scottish Exhibition Centre.

3 Glasgow. 041 248 3000. £3 (Kids 50p).

Expert exponents of traditional British crafts will be congregating at the SECC for the third Crafts Alive event. hoping to sell you a few of their specialities. Not

I only will they be selling the products of

their arts. but they will actually be demonstrating them too. Basketmakers. potters. leatherworkers. chair bodgers and

; even an intrepid thatcher will make their f ways from England. although quite who

the flint knapper is hoping to sell his stone-age style axes and knives to remains to be seen. Lace will be much in evidence from the Scottish angle - The Scottish Embroiderers’ Guild. the Lace Guild and the Lacemakers Circle will all have stalls where advice will be available. A glassblower from Castle Douglas will be making Viking style drinking vessels and a Dumbarton based couple selling their ‘fashionable but protective' raincoats.

I OH WHO SO Sat 23. 9am-3pm/Sun 24. 10am—5pm. Paisley Town Hall. Abbeyclose. Paisley. £30 (£25) both days; £20 (£15) one day. Tickets and further information from 041 887 1010. See backlist feature.

I GHOST TOUR Every Wed. Fri. Sun. 8pm. Tron Theatre Bar. 63 The Trongate. Glasgow. Ticket enquiries: 041 227 5511. £5 (£4). An hour-and-a-half's creepy tales round the streets of Glasgow.

I GREEHFEST ’93 Sat 30, 10am—4pm. Hillhead Library. Byres Road. Glasgow. Free. Further details from Richard Solloway: 041 333 1864. Some 30 local environmental and conservation groups squeeze into the library with something for anyone of an even vaguely green bent.

Save the whales. dolphins and Clyde Canal; fight for peace and justice. world development and a healthy city; or simply resist the atomic menace. Vegan food will be available all day and there will be entertainment from the likes of Jimmy Riff. The Perfect Chaos Puppet Theatre will perform Dr Seuss' Tale of The Lifted Lomax.

I MUROER TOUR Every Tue. Thurs. 8pm. The Captain's Rest. Great Western Road (near St Georges Cross underground). Glasgow. Ticket enquires 041 227 5511. £3.50 (£2.50). An hour-and-a-half's walk around a square mile of infamous Victorian murders.

I NEW NIGHTMARES A Day School. Sat 30. lOam—5.30pm. University of Glasgow. Department of Geology. Lilybank Gardens. £10 (£5). Enrollment form from 041 339 8855. extension 8092. Taking Channel 4‘s New Nightmares programmes as their starting point. academics and science fiction writers will look at the grotesque array of possibilities laid open by the advance of science. from global climate change to genetically engineered monstrosities. What. they will ask. is the role of SF in exploring them. and how far does SF give new shape to age old fears? Speakers include Archie Roy. Chris Boyce and Lisa Tuttle.

I WEST END COLLECTORS FAIR Sun 31. 10am—4.30pm. Gilmorhill Halls. Glasgow University. 50p. Details from 041 339 0616. Over 30 dealers selling antiques. collectables. china. bric-a-brac and jewellery are expected at this fair. Stalls include Acorn Antiques‘ specialist Teddy Bear collection with bears old and new. limited editions and exclusive Teds made in Scotland. Art Deco ceramics. glass and lighting will also be much in evidence.

I WOMEN’S FUN RUN Sun 24. lpm. Strathclyde Country Park. Hamilton Road. Motherwell. 0698 266155. Free. A four- mile fun for women of all ages. organised as part of the Strathclyde Regional Council’s Social Strategy Initiative. setting off from the Watersports Centre at lpm. The run is intended to be a curtain- raiser for a regular series of events and activities which will encourage participation from women in running. jogging and the wide range of sports facilities which the Park has to offer. There are various prizes to be won besides the usual first past the post. from best in age group and best Mother and Daughter Team to best fancy dress. The number and level at which subsequent fitness and training orientated sessions operate will depend on the people taking part in the run.

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