The Reading Room will take place in th Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinth and the Traumission Gallery, Glasgow. It aims ‘to

pose questions about the relationship between text and image in culture and

art practice today, looking at how we read art and what the tuture may bring in terms or expanding our experience of reading.’ See listing for full details.

I ROYAL OBSERVATORY VISITORS CENTRE Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Fri noon—5.30pm; weekends/holidays noon—5.30pm. [1)]. £1.50 (75p).

The Universe Exhibition Up-tn-date infonnation on the Big Bang and everything else you ever wanted to know about the Universe.

Historical Exhibition Introduction to the work of The Royal Observatory and modern astronomy. plus two original telescope towers anti the best view of Edinburgh from the rooftop terrace and viewing telescope.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. John Byrne Until Wed 6 Apr. A small exhibition of works in oil. watercolour. pencil and print including a series of paintings by Patrick. Byrne‘s alter-ego. Also a spring show with works by David Donaldson. Alison Watt and the Platinum Collection ofjewellery.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe. The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free. and features works by Picasso. Matisse. Mondrian and 20th century Scottish artists. The gallery has recently purchased Alexander Stoddart's larger-than-Iife bust of Henry Moore. William Wilson: Printrnalter and Stained Glass Artist Until 17 April. A retrospective of this Scottish artist who died in 1972 and left behind a glowing reputation and a large body of work.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe. Scotland's bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists. One little Room . . .An Everywhere Until 15 May. A selection of work by David Williams. the head of photography at Edinburgh College of Art. plus his own pick of the Scottish Photography Archive including prints by Francis Frith and Patricia McDonald.

I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun Ham—5.30pm. Free. but there is an admission charge for the castle.

For your Freedom and Durs: Poland, Scotland and the Second World War

Many Polish soldiers came to Scotland in the 40s and this is an exhibition of uniforms. insignia and equipment. as well as drawings. prints and other personal material.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue-Sat Ham-5.30pm.

Hidden Language, Spectacular Signs Until Sat 2 Apr. Photographer Vaughan Judge takes a good look at the plastic carrier bag. Colour images which resemble medical X-rays reveal the front and back of the bags and question the nature of consumerism in our culture.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun

2—5 m.

Mind and Body Until 9 Apr. Gwen Hardie’s solo show of recent oils anti sculpture is influenced by Impressionism and positive thinking. The results are Turnersque landscapes of the human body. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.

Dur Patients’ Minds Are Full or Images That Freud Did Hot Meet In Vienna Sat 26 Mar—16 Apr. Another Aerial-organised installation. this time by Robert

' Montgomery. I TORRANCE GALLERY 2% Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm;

Sat 10.30am—4pm.

I Spring Exhibition Until Sat 2 Apr.

Landscapes and the natural world by Liz Duncan and Perri Duncan.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 3223. Mon-Sat 11am—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 1pm.

Into the Temple Until Wed 6 Apr. Painted

i constructions by Mark Caughie.

I WASPS GALLERY Patriothall (off Hamilton Place). Daily l—5pm.

Almost a Donn: One Group - Two Shows Until 14 Apr. Paintings and sculpture by eleven young artists working in Edinburgh.



I DICK INSTITUTE Elmbank Avenue. 0563 26401. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm; Sat—Sun 10am—5pm.

Hock-Ann Teh Until 30 Apr. A retrospective of this renowned Malaysian painter who fuses classical Chinese painting with Western abstraction to create works that shimmer with colour and movement.

' Shetland

I SHELL LOUNGE Surnburglt Airport. 0532 861408. Opening times as for airport. Voices in the Wind: Visions of the Northern Isles ot Shetland Sat 2 Apr—I May. The fruits of ten years work by photographer Monty Raktisen comprising of 50 photographs placed in pairs.


Lectures are listed by city, then alphabetically by subject.


Colour Processing and Printing Street Level. Sat 26 and Sun 27 Mar. 11am—4pm. £45 (£35). A weekend introduction.


Apple Trees in Blossom National Gallery. Fri 25 Mar. 12.45pm. Free. Stephen Turner discusses Duabigny's painting. Arabella Stewart Portrait Gallery. Wed 30 Mar. 12.45pm. Free. A talk by Rosalind Marshall on this work.

Ram Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 28 Mar. 12.45pm. Free. A talk by Stephen Turner on David Nash's piece.

Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport listings compiled by Tom Lappin.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfteld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.


I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.50 for race programme.


Saturday 26


I Aberdeen v Dundee United Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen. 3pm.

I Celtic v Motherwell Celtic Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Dundee v Kilmarnock l)ens Park. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hearts V Rangers Tynecastle Park. Edinburgh. 3pm. Hearts have a habit of rolling over against Rangers. as the recent cup-tie demonstrated. They‘ve toughened up after art abysmal first half of the season. but who would bet against Rangers extending their lead at the top'.’ I Partick Thistle v Hibs Firhill Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Raith Rovers McDiarmid Park. Perth. 3pm.


I Ayr V Clydebank Somerset Park. Ayr. 3 m.

I Airdrie V St Mirren Broomfteld Park. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v Stirling Albion Boghcatl Park. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I ountennline v Falkirlt East End Park. Dunfermline.

I Hamilton V Brechin Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Morton v Clyde Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.


I Cowdenbeath v Berwiclt Rangers Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Dueen’s Park V Foriar Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

Tuesday 29


I Aberdeen v Hibs Pittodrie Stadium. Aberdeen. 7.30pm.

I Dundee v Dundee United Dens Park. Dundee. 7.30pm. Tayside derbies are traditionally dour affairs although United's exciting signing Nixon could add a touch of rare flair. . I Particlt Thistle v Rangers Firhill Park. Glasgow. 7.30pm.


I Clyde V Dumbarton Douglas Park. Hamilton. 7.30pm.

I Clydebank v Dunfermline Kilbowie Park. Clydebank. 7.30pm.

I Stirling Albion v Ayr United Annfield. Stirling. 7.30pm.

Wednesday 30

PREMIER LEAGUE I Celtic V Raith Rovers Celtic Park.

Glasgow. 7.30pm.

I Hearts V Motherwell Tynecastle Park. Edinburgh. 7.30pm.

I St Johnstone v Kilmarnock McDiarmid Park. Perth. 7.30pm.


I Falkirk V Morton Brockville Park. Falkirk. 7.30pm.

I St Mirren v Hamilton Love Street. Paisley. 7.30pm.

Saturday 2


I Dundee Utd V Celtic Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Hibs V St Johnstone Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Kilmarnoclt v Hearts Rugby Park. Kilmamock. 3pm.

I Motherwell v Partick Thistle Fir Park. Motherwell. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Dundee Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Rangers V Aberdeen lbrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Ayr V Brechin Somerset Park. Ayr. 3pm. I Airdrie V Falltirlr Broomlield Park. Airdrie. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v St Mirren Boghead Park. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Duntermline v Stirling Albion East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm.

I Hamilton V Clyde Douglas Park. Hamilton. 3pm.

I Morton V Clydebank Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.


I Cowdenbeath v Arbroath Central Park. Cowdenbeath. 3pm.

I Queen’s Park v Stranraer Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

Sunday 3


I Scotland V Italy Forthbank Stadium. Stirling. 2pm. A prestigious international for the Scots against the strongest European nation which has established leagues for women players and professional women footballers.

Thursday 31

I Hamilton Park Races Hamilton Park racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. First race 2.10pm. The first Flat meeting of the new season in Scotland.


I Scottish Championship Motorcycle Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. Fife. The opening meeting of the season at Knockhill features 125 and 400 Supersport. 6(X) and Regal 600



Sunday 27

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND NATIONAL CUP I MCA Powerhouse V Jets Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. 1pm. The women's final.

I So Ragani V Jets Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. 3.30pm . . . . and the men‘s.

55 The List 25 March—7 April 1994