kind in Scotland for this fast growing area for collectors. Several dealers are promised. with a special emphasis on cards with a transport theme. While you‘re in New Lanark. visit the famous village where Robert Owen put his ‘humane’ attitudes towards his workers into practice. (Visitors centre open daily.

1 lam—5pm. £2.60/£l .60).

I MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Sat 13. IOam—Spm/Sun l4. noon—5pm. Greenock Town Hall. Cathcart Street. £l.20 (60p; Family ticket: £3). Fifteen or so model layouts from as far away as Bognor Regis.

also trade stands and light refreshments.

No computers. but quite a bit of that old Thomas the Tank Engine stuff!

I NIGHT-TIME BUNOEE JUMP Sat 13. noon—after dark. Glasgow Green. £39. Booking details from 0506 884188. Leap into the dark with a bit of elastic tied round your toes? You must be crazy! When's my next 0‘?

I RECORD FAIR Sat 6. 10am—5pm. City

Halls. Candleriggs. Glasgow. £l (50p after llam). Bring. buy. exchange and finger all those rare. deleted and strange records and CDs. Over 70 dealers from all over Britain.

I REPAIR A 19th CENTURY SAILINO SHIP I Sat l3/Sun l4. l()am—5pm. Clyde

f l Marytime Trust. Yorkhill Quay.

' i signposted ‘Glenlee‘ from the Yorkhill

local garden centre. Home baking and teas. Prizes awarded at Split by the Countess of Haddington.


I RECORD FAIR Sun 7. Marryat Hall. City Square. [)undee. £l (50p after llam). Bring. buy. exchange or finger all those rare. deleted and strange records and CDs. Fifty dealers from all over Britain.


l lam—4pm. Vane Farm Nature Reserve. by Loch Leven. Kinross. Tayside. KY 13 71.x. Phone ()577 862355. £3.50 for talk and safari. A weekend of swans. ducks and geese with minibus safaris round Loch l.even. Twelve per cent of the world population of Pink Footed Geese from

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 information. Days out compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I BORDER CANARY ASSOCIATION SHOW Sat 6. 2.30—6pm/Sun 7. 9am—3pm. Volunteer Hall. St John's Street. Galashiels. £1 (50p). in the 15th century sailors brought back finches from the Canary Islands which proved most adaptable to breeding in captivity.

Roundabout exit on the Clyde

Different breeds developed over the years and the competitive element crept in. In the Borders there was so much rivalry that a meeting was called in Hawick in 1890 and the favourite bird named the Border Canary. Now the breed is the most popular in the world. and the Galashiels show the second largest in the UK.

I SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP Sat 6/Sun 7. 9am—4pm. Pease Bay. Free. ()pen surfing championship. organised by the Scottish Surfing Federation.

I VEGETABLE SHOW Sat 13. l—5pm. Tait Hall. Eden Street. Kelso. 60p (30p). More than your normal flower. veg. fioral effects and handycrafts show: this is the Big One as far as those leeks and onions go. Gardeners travel from as far away as Darlington to enter their huge Kelso Onions grown from seed supplied by the

lceland and Greenland overwinter on the Loch. The sight when they all take to the

air at once is one of the most spectacular

in the natural world. The reserve is open

daily. 10am-5pm. Shop open daily with a cafe open at weekends.



10am—5pm. The Whole Works. Jacksons

Close. 20‘) Royal Mile. Edinburgh. 03]

225 8092. £40. Jonathan Snell leads a

workshop for men which will give

participants a chance to share with each

other how they learnt to become men.

how their fathers have influenced them

and what has been given and left out.

Held in a safe. therapeutic environment.


Car buffs might have flocked to the london Motor Show, but its Scottish equivalent at the secc promises to be a full day out for all the family, not just those addicted to the adrenaline rush of acceleration. However, the speed merchants will not being ignored: the legendary Porsche 911 celebrates its 30th year with the Gerrara sitting alongside the 968 and 928 models, while Jaguar are displaying the new XJS 4.0

Institute Francais D‘Ecosse. 13 Randolph Crescent. 031 225 5366. Free (film £l). A day to celebrate French books and reading. Ten booksellers and antiquarians will display and sell old and recent French books and books with a French theme. There will be a special exhibition on Maupassant who died 100 years ago. including videos and a screening of U118 Vie. The institute is also clearing out its own library with a sale of books. If you thought French newspapers stopped with Le Figaro. then the kiosk selling regional newspapers and magazines will put you straight. Among the lecturers during the day will be Terrance Russell (3pm) on the architecture in the Encyclopedie and Silvie Mareuge (4pm) on typography and its importance to books. The reknowned cafe will be open all day.

I STEAM TOUR Sat 13. 7.50am—6.30pm (approx). Waverley Station. Details from 0698 263814. 7—9pm. £32 (£22) return to Aviemore. A rare opportunity to travel by steam from Aviemore. The former ‘Black Five‘ locomotive no 44871 Sovereign will haul the train southbound over highest point on British Rail. Druirnuachdar Summit. although it will be diesel-hauled from Edinburgh to Aviemore and from Stirling to Edinburgh. Photographic stops are planned en mute on the southbound journey. Calling at: Haymarket. Linlilthgow. Falkirk Graharnston. Larbert. Stirling and Perth.

I runeun or: um»: Sat l3. 10am—6pm. I

Expressway. Details from Gordon

3 Borthwick on 04] 334 0228. Free. The

E three-masted barque GIenlee was built on the Clyde and brought back from Seville

in June. Now the Clyde Maritime Trust needs help chipping off rust. repairing fittings. raising masts and generally getting her ship-shape. Old clothes essential as it's bound to be a really dirty weekend!

I SCOTTISH MOTOR SHOW Fri l2—Sun 21. i £5 (£2.50). SECC. Glasgow. See Photo

3 Caption.

I Whoosh! Enjoy a safe spectacle in favour of that great patriot. Mr Fawkes at: Airdrie Rawyards Park from 7pm. Free. Fireworks and Guy Fawkes fancy dress competition (all ages!).

i Coatbridge Dunbeath Park from 7pm.

l Free. Fireworks and Guy Fawkes fancy

1 dress competition (all ages!).

Cumbemauld Airport. Wardpark North.

convertible ! 7.30pm. Free. Fireworks display. funfair. ' . lls ipe band. Family cars will be much in evidence _. Us, . .. . . 2:“ ‘p . Vim! 5M3. VOIVO and VW/AIII" same increase in car usage as it has . .~ A ' ' '9 w W an tad'um I 9

displaying their latest makes and models. Volvo, always noted for their safety conscious design, will be bringing a Virtual Reality display to show off their new Side Impact Protection System. For £1, members of the public can get to experience every driver’s nightmare: being hit on the side by a truck driven at 35 mph.

‘The motor car is no longer a luxury, it is an essential tool,’ says Alister now, Chief Executive of the Scottish Motor Trade Association who are organising the ten-day event. However, he is acutely aware of the problems caused by over-use of the car, advocating the increased use of park- and-rlde schemes for cities. ‘I don’t think this Island of ours can stand the

done over the previous twenty years,’ he says.

Among the highlights of the show will be a charity pit stop challenge, where teams of six compete to beat the professional target time of about ten seconds to change all four wheels on a single seat racing car. Friday 19 sees an auction of 470 car registration numbers. CLT 1c and 2 GER might prove interesting to football fans, while golfers are more likely to go for L1 llKS. (Thom ledin)

The Scottish Motor Show is at the 8500 Fri 12-Sun 21 . Open noon-10pm (weekdays); loam-10pm (weekends). Tickets £5 (£2.50). A catalogue of registration numbers on sale is available for 27 from 051 708 8202.

I MODEL TOY FAIR and PHONECARD COLLECTORS BOURSE Sun 14. noon—4.30pm. Visitors Centre. New Lanark Village. by Lanark. 50p (20p) Free car park. Get out those Dinky die-cast models and get over to New Lanark where numerous dealers and traders in model

toys will be ready to buy. sell or swap.

Model bus enthusiasts should flock to Jack Simpson's stand. while railway enthusiasts will be well served by Green

Yard Model Railways. The Phonecard Collectors Bourse is the first event ofits

i London Road. 6.l5pm for 7.l5pm.£l.50 " (stand). 75p (stadium).

Faslane Peace camp. Shandon. l Helensburgh. 6.30pm onwards. ‘Guy 5 Fawkes was a hero‘ say the peace

a modern villain.

Glasgow People‘s Palace end of Glasgow Green. 6.30pm for 7.30pm. Free. A 'dinonight' event with a fire sculpture on the theme ofdinosaurs followed by synchronised firework display to the Jurassic Park sound track.

Motherwell Watersports Centre. Strathclyde Country Park. Hamilton Road. From 6.15pm. free. Fireworks. bonfire.

; Jazzband water-ski display.

I Musselburgh Goose Green from 7.30pm. Free. Firework display and bonfire.

Falkirk Callendar Park from 7pm. Guy

; Fawkes Spectacular with guisers

competition. bonfire. fireworks and



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