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I HAWICK COMMON RIDING Thurs 9—Sat 11. Various venues around Hawiclr. In 1514,

the year afler the Battle oi Flodden at which the majority oi the male adult population of llawiclr were killed, the youth oi the town routed a hand oi English raiders trom their encampment at the edge of the town - returning to llawiclr hearing the captured English pennant. Since that time their valour has been remembered in various Common Riding ceremonies during May and early June. The most spectacular ceremony takes place on Thursday 9 from 6pm, when the Cornet parades the Flag (representing the captured pennant) around the town with his followers, after the ceremony at the Colour-Bussing in the Town llall. On Friday and Saturday there are various horse races tor the Comet’s followers at the llawiclr Race Course and there is a Protessional Games at Volunteer Park from 3pm on Saturday.


I CAVIDDR CASTLE: PARADISE GARDEN AND HAZE DPEN DAYS Sat l4/Sun 15. 10am—5.30pm. Cawdor Castle. Nairn. £4 (£2.20). 0667 404674. An unusual opportunity to view the usually private maze and restored Paradise Garden.

noon—5pm. Rawyards Park. Airdrie. 50p (25p). Besides the array of putters. throwers and tossers usual to a Highland Games. this is an official event on the Highland Dancing calendar. with some 300 dancers taking part. and venue for a Royal Scottish Pipe Band contest. Other, less traditional events will be a battle re- enactment and skirmish by Scots and Vikings and a falconry display from the Clyde Valley Hawks. No beer tent. but dog displays. stalls. fairground and an assault course.

I CDNNINCHAME FESTIVAL Sat 4—Sun 12. Various venues around Cunninghame Distn'ct. See hoto caption.

I DDWSIK DR DDUDTERS Sun 5. 2—3.30pm. Mugdock Country Park (off the A81 Milngavie-Strathblane Road). Free. Don‘t believe that you can divine water? Dowsing cynics are welcome to take their wire coathangers along to the Country Park to be proved wrong.

I ENDEAVOUR 94 CHARITY CANDE CHALLENGE Sat 4. 9am—5pm. Kirkintilloch. Free. All the entries are in for this 32-mile charity race in open. Canadian-style canoes. but you can see

the 300 or more sweaty paddlers from the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal. The first halfof the race is Kirkintilloch to Castlecary and back then. following a break for refreshment. to Glasgow and back.

I MINI CRAFT FAIR Sat ll/Sun 12. 10.30am—5.30pm. Culzean Castle and Country Park. 12 miles south of Ayr on the A719. Free with entry to the Country Park (£3/£l.50). More than a few craft- type stalls add to the attractions of this popular Day Out. with its swan ponds. herb garden and deer park. Entry to the Castle £3.50 (£1.80) extra.

I SDLDIERS ’94 Sat 4/Sun 5. 10am—5.30pm. Eastwood Park. Rouken Glen Road. Giffnock, Eastwood. Glasgow. Sat 4/Sun 5. 10am—5pm. £2 (£1). 041 633 2344. Exhibition organised by the West of Scotland Military Modelling Club with over 30 trade stands. demonstrations. films. lectures and several competitions for all kinds of models. Licensed marquee. catering and free parking.

I STREETDALL CNALLENE Sat 4. 9am—8pm/Sun 5. 9am—6pm. Glasgow Green. Free. Over 100 teams have already entered this three-on-three basketball tournament and each is guaranteed to play in at least three games during the event. Besides the on-coun action. there is plenty for spectators to do with live bands. video games and in-line skating.


I WALK FDR LIFE Sun 5. 2—4pm. Kelvingrove Art Galleries. Glasgow. Free. Besides raising funds for AIDS charities. this year's ten-mile Crusaid Walk For Life in Glasgow takes the form of a red ribbon treasure hunt around the Kelvingrove Art Galleries. with clues for all ages. Participants should arrive early for registration. There is also a Walk For Life in Edinburgh: phone 031 225 8918 for details.

Summer may be here. but there‘s still a lot of snow on them there hills which is likely to hold unless the weather turns wet. The problem is that there just aren‘t the skiers

out enjoying it. The Nevis range has closed because it just isn‘t economical to continue. So if you do decide to have a go you‘re likely to have the piste pretty much to yourself. but don’t forget to add a T- shirt to your skiing wardrobe! Phone first to check the slopes are still open.

I Ski Clubs If you fancy getting up to the slopes with a few like-minded folk try contacting your local ski club:

Glasgow Ski Club meet every Thursday at 9pm in the Scaramouche. iilderslie Street. Details from 041 424 1893 or 041 883 6665. They are now operating their summer programme of hill walks. Edinburgh Ski Club meet every Tuesday from 9.30pm at the West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. For an information pack phone 031 220 3121.

I CLENCDE Chairlift company: 08556 226. Summer skiing on Sundays and Mondays. Seven of the eleven runs are complete. with excellent conditions comparable to mid-March during a normal season. Over 300 skiers were enjoying the summer sun as The List went to press: given reasonable weather the resort should be open for several weeks yet and definitely on Midsummer Day.

I CAIRNGDRM Chairlift company: 0479 861 261. Good cover. even if it is only on the higher slopes. Although only one of the tows is running. the resort is open daily. subject to weather and wind conditions. Also making tentative plans for midsummer skiing.

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District. A whole host at event, trom the Arran Folk Festival (Mon 6-Sun 12, workshops, competitions and sessions throughout the week on Arran, phone 0770 700406 after 6pm tor details), to the Rock on the Waiter event (Sat 11/Sun 12, Irvine, See lloclr listings tor turther details), to the Discovery Domes at Eglinton Park, Kilwlnnlng (93m~5pm daily) and StreetBeat at nockhead Street in Saltcoats on Saturday 4, with loads of zany acts, the Festival has much to alter the casual visitor as well as local people. The top attraction this year is the Steel Valley project on Sun 5, from 2-5pm. This community periormance starts off at Glenarnock Steelworks site then moves on to Valley Arc and depicts scenes at everyday life from the heyday oi the Steelworks, created using cornmenls and reminiscences irom local communities.

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