llain or shine, our bumper festive at-a- glance guide will see you through. Events are listed under outdoors or indoors columns, and then divided by city. Kids listings compiled by Gabe Stewart.

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Activities and Fun

I Junior Nature Club Countryside Ranger Service. Mugdoek Country Park. the Resource Room. 956 6100. Sun 19 Dec. l—4pm. Free. Bring an empty washing-up liquid bottle and an empty milk carton. and see what Christmas presents you can make for the birds.

Activities and Fun

I Winter Wildlife Safari Corslorpltine Hill. Cairnmuir Road end car park. 447 7145. Sun l91)ec. l—3pm. Discover animals‘ winter antics on Corstorphine Hill. with the Countryside Rangers. Bookable in advance. Twenty places only.


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Activities and Fun

I Christmas and New Year Carnival ’94 SECC. 332 9121. Fri 17Dec~Sun 16 Jan. 1.45— 10.45pm. 80p. Rides. stalls and the fun of the fair.

I Haggs Castle Museum 100St Andrew's F Drive. 427 2725.

Christmas Tree Decoration-Making Sun 19 Dec. 1.30—4pm. Free. 4—12 years. No booking required.

Puppet-Making Fri 24 Dec (Santa puppets). Wed 29 (pantomime characters). ' Mon 3 Jan (snowman puppets). 10.15am and 2.15pm. Free. 4—7 years. Booking required.

Stained Glass Picture-Making Mon 27 Dec. Wed 5 Jan. 10.15am. 2.15pm. Free. 4—7 years. Booking required. Cartoon-Making Tues 28 Dec. 10.15am.

2.15pm. Free. 8—12 years. Bring your own ' cartoons to life by making a Victorian Zoetrope picture. Booking required. New Year Sample-Making Thurs 30 Dec. €0.15am. 2.15pm. Free. 8—12 years.

17 December-


Booking required.

I 1994 Calendar-Making Fri 31 Dec (4—7 years). Tues 4 Jan (5—8 years). IO. 15am. 2.15pm. Free. Booking required.

Winter Scene Picture-Making Thurs 6 Jan. 10.15am. 2.15pm. Free. 4—7 years. Advance booking required.

Bag Doll-Making Fri 7 Jan. 10.15am. 2.15pm. Free. 8—12 years. Advance booking required.

Fossil-Collecting Sat 8—Sun 9 Jan. IOam-4pm. Free. 4—12 years. Learn some tips and take a look into the past with the Museum's fossil collection. No booking required.

Christmas Shows

I Fly to the Moon with Mr Boom Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Ticketlink 227 5511. Sat 18. Sun 26—Tues 28 Dec. | lam. 2pm. 5pm on various days. £4.50 (£3.50). 3—10 years.

I Christmas in Kettleland SECC.

E Ticketlink 227 5511. Thurs l6—Wed 29

Dec. 2.30pm (occasional shows at I lam. 6pm and 7pm. check venue for details). £7. £6 (£6. £5). 4—10vears.

, Activities and Fun

- I Shoppers’ Creches St James Centre. ' Until Fri 24 Dec. Assembly Rooms.

George Street. Sat 18 Dec; Mon 2()-—Fri 24

; Dec. 9am—5.30pm. £1.25 per child per hour. maximum stay two hours. The kids

have fun while you get active with the

Christmas shopping.

I Picture Painting and Story Telling The ; Netherbow Arts Centre. Upper Gallery.

43—45 High Street. 5569579. Sat 18 Dec.

2.30—4pm. £3 (bookable in advance). Twelve places only. six—nine years. Book

now for any last remaining places on this : festive celebration for art and literature.

I Meet Santa Fast Princes Street Gardens. Sun 19 Dec. I—3pm. Free. Under

. eights. Your children‘s chance to give

j their Christmas lists to the real Santa. in . his real sleigh. pulled by real reindeer.

Beware imitations.

I Festive Fun Roadshow Local libraries.

leisure. sports and swim centres. Various

. dates and times. 50p. Five—ten years.

Roadshow parties will feature either

- Magic Bob or Doodles the Clown. and


by and starring Forbes Masson



A fun - packed Christmas Show!

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Children’s tickets from only £2.00

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include activities. games. refreshments and a gift from Santa. Contact your local centre for further details: Gracemount Leisure Centre 658 I940; Ainslie Park Leisure Centre 551 2400; (.‘raiglockhart Sports Centre 443 0101: Meadowbank Sports Centre 661 5351; l)alry Swim Centre 3 I 3 3964;1ack Kane Centre (Sports Wing) 6690404; Glenogle Swim Centre 343 6376.


1993 Tu REFER—sf List wrlters otter their personal highlights ot the year.

J ' " H gr; y GABE STEWART I Film Atlantis (I'm a low-key kinda gal).

I Favourite Line From A Movie ‘Are there two g‘s in “bugger off"‘?’, from Local Hem.

I Send Old KLF, Orb, Shamen. Good to see Frankie back in the charts briefly.

I LP Feed Your Head Various Artists. Planet Dog compilation.

I Theatre Both ones that got away I'm afraid: Bundagers and The Master Builder.

I Art Exhibition Haagen Dasz at the Fruitmarket Gallery . . . You could really feel the sensitivity within the chocolate chips.

I TV Shows Reel Dwarf Roseanne, Mork and Mindy. One Fom in the Grave. The Big Breakfast. Star Trek. I Radio Soap The. Archers.

I TV Shows I’m Panting For The new series of Star Trek: The New Generation; the repeats of Twin

1’ mks.

I Book English Lit students don’t get to read anything for fun.

I Festive Plans To sit back and relax: To indulge in as much excess as my conscience and my three children will allow. To make sure I don’t get talked into drinking any

Chocolate Cream Liqueur.

Christmas Shows

i I Joy to the World - The Puppet

Mysteries Netherbow Theatre. 43—45

High Street. 556 9579. Fri 17. Thurs 23 I and Fri 24 Dec. 2.30pm. Sat 18 Dec

I Christmas Party Leilh Walcnvorlti. foot : 1 Ian Turbitt's Puppet Theatre presents a

of Leith Walk. 555 6000. Sat 18 Dec. 5—7pm. 50p. Games. festive fun and a visit frorn Santa. Under eights must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.

I Christmas Party Gorgie Memorial Hall. 4 337 9098. Sat 18 Dec. l—3pm. Free.

' Alakazam Puppets and fun and games.

' I Christmas Party Countryside Ranger

Headquarters. Hermitage of Braid. 447 7145. Sat 18 Dec. 3~-6pm. Free. Alakazam Puppets will entertain. and there'll be

plenty of party games.

I Victorian Carousel Rides Foot of the

Mound. Princes Street. Until Thurs 6 Jan.

9am—6pm. 50p.

I Christmas Art Competition National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. 225 7534 ext 219. Mon 27—Thurs 30 Dec. 10am—5pm. Free. Time for the children to release some of that pent-up creative energy by drawing anything in the

collection. Paper and pencils provided.

but they might want to bring along their

, festive felt tips from Auntie Elly. It’s not

just art. though. There are interactive games about global warming; hands-on

. computers explaining rainforests; and you . can even hear a haddock sing!

11am. 2.30pm. £2.75 (£1.75). 3+ years.

musical Nativity complete with shepherds. kings. parents and baby.

I Jonathan Bickard’s Children’s Theatre Stepping Stones. Grassmarket. 225 3247.

5 Mon 20—Fri 24 Dec. 10.30am. 1.45pm.

£3.50 (£2.50) Kenneth Graharne's The Reluctant Dragon. Four-Ten years. Advance booking advisable.


Activities and Fun

I Santa Specials Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Livingston Mill Farm. Millfield. Kirkton North. Livingston (off the A705 Livingston to Blackburn Road). 0506 414957. Sat 18 and Sun 19 Dec.

2 10am-5pm. Free admission. Festive

entertainment includes tractor-drawn ‘sleigh‘ rides. Nativity scene in the farmyard byre and Santa‘s magic ice cave. I Percussion Playtime Musicworks. Wishaw Library. 0698 351362. Every Friday 1 lam—noon. £1. Four—eight years. Children‘s Music Hour lets children sing and practice their percussion skills. while their carer browses round the library.