I BASTABLES SPRING FAIR Until Sun 17. 6—10pm (Sat. l—lOpm). Hamilton Fairground. Strathclyde Country Park (Junction 6 on the M74). Free car parking. Strathclyde Park: ()698 266155. A reasonable sized funfair is all that remains of this ancient i'eeing fair. There’s always lots going on at the Country Park. both on the loch - with watery things to do and equipment for hire and around the park itself.

I BLDCHAIRN CAR DDDT SALE Sundays. 10am—3pm. Blochairn Fruit Market. Blochairn Road. Glasgow. Free. Quarter ofa million visitors have visited this phenomenally successful fair and car boot sale since it started last October. With over 230 car boots every Sunday. this is an excellent venue for a happy morning‘s bargain hunting.

I KELDURN CASTLE AND COUNTRY CENTRE Daily. 10am—6pm. Kelburn Castle. South Offices. Fairley. £3 (£1.50). 0475 568685. Set in the Kel Burn Glen. the castle is the family home of the Earls ofGlasgow and is still lived in after eight centuries. Besides the Glen. visitors have the opportunity to visit the riding centre. go on the adventure and assault courses and the stockade and play in the soft play room. Also museum. ranger centre and licensed cafe.

I SPRING FDDD 81 GIFT FAIR Sat 16/Sun l7. 11am—5pm. 50p. New l.anark Visitor Centre. The best of the local specialist food and craft producers. including the Island Cheese Company from Arran and local organic farmers.

I ZDDPARK Daily. 9.30am-5pm. Glasgow

'/.oopark. Calderpark. Uddingston. £3.60 (£2.20) Family season ticket: £20. ()41 771 1185. Buses 43. 44. 56. 62B and 240. Train from Central Station to Baillieston. See photo caption.

The Spring is sprung. The sun is ris. I wonder where the skiers is? Ogden Nash would be surprised to find the skiers still up on the pistes of Scotland high winds permitting. You might be basking in the daffodil-clad dells of the Central Belt. but up north the snow is still falling. All resorts report firm. thick snow which is still holding within the fences. although the wind has been blowing some of the loose snow off and the off-piste skiing is somewhat curtailed. So take a chance and get up there!

I Ski Clubs For the social life and post- piste piss-ups. local ski-clubs can't be beat. They also organise mini-buses to slopes on most weekends and can put you in touch with other people who might want to car share.

Glasgow Ski Club meets every Thursday at 9pm in The Scaramouche. Elderslie Street. Details from ()41 424 1893 or 041 883 6665.

Edinburgh Ski Club meets every Tuesday from 9.30pm at the West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. For an information pack phone 031 2203121.

I GLENCDE Chairlift company: ()8556 226. Closed Tue/Wed. The closest resort to Glasgow and Scotland's first commercial resort. The first tow opened in 1956.

I NEVIS RANGE Chairlift company: 0397 705825. Scotland's newest and hence






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I max Daily, moan-5pm. Glasgow oopalk, calamari, llddingston. £3.50

(£2.20) Family season ticket: 220. 041 771 1185. Buses 43, 44, 56, 628 and 240. Train from Central Station to Baillieston. Alter winter restructuring of operations and review of facilities, the Zoopark is now open ior visitors. While concentrating on conservation and captive breeding oi threatened species in large enclosures, the Zoopark has introduced new interactive displays and hands-on activities. Displays include a white tiger, woii enclosure, porcupines, white rhinos, )ungle fowl and a tropical house with manned Reptile incubation Unit. Also, two twenty-minute flying birds-oi-prey displays, five days a week (phone for times), children’s tann, kids play

area, show rides and tea-room.

most modern ski resort boasts the UK’s only gondola system. The highest pistes in Scotland are at the top of Aonach Mor (4006 feet). Creche facility: three—seven years.

I CAIRNGDRM Chairlift company: 0479 861 261. Scotland’s most famous ski area, close to the skiing town of Aviemore. so there are lots of things to do off-piste. The resort is reckoned to be Scotland’s largest. boasting 28 runs.

I GLENSNEE Chairlift company: 03397 41320/41343. Edinburgh‘s closest resort. The three valleys of Glenshee offer 38 pistes on 40km of runs and a massive uplift capacity of 18.500 skiers an hour. Creche facility: over two years.

I THE LECI'IT Chairlift company: 09756 51440. Scotland's best resort for absolute beginners. with easy green and nursery slopes right next to the car park. Creche facility: over three years.



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