Rain or shine, our 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 David Bellamy, I Presume Craigend Visitors Centre. Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. near Milngavie. 956 6100. Sun 19 June. 2—3.30pm. Free. Bea botanist for the afternoon.

I Girl Guides Railway Path Visitor Survey Sustrans Scotland. 53 Cochrane Street. 552 8241. Sun 19 June. 10am onwards. Free. Girl guides are conducting the first ever statistical survey of the path network. Telephone the ranger if you 1 would like to help.

Activities and Fun

I Old Town Gala Day Bowling Green. South Grays Close (off Canongate). and Hyndford Close (behind Museum of Childhood). 220 1637. Sat 18 June. 12.30-4pm. Free. Not only Ricky the Magician and Kidzone Theatre‘s Treasure Island. but also a Chinese Dragon and Ian Turbitt‘s Puppet Theatre.

I In R. L. Stevenson’s Footsteps Hermitage of Braid (meet Braid Road Entrance). 447 7145. Sun 19 June. 2—4pm. 3 Free. Discover R. 1.. Stevenson's favourite haunts in a two-hour walk from the Hermitage of Braid to Swanston.

I Birdwatching Trip on the ‘Maid of the Forth’ leaving South Queensferry and touring round some of the Inner Forth islands. Contact David Fairlamb. ()577 862355. Sat 25 June. 10.30am—- 1 .30pm. £8 (£5). Under Young ()rnithologists Club 3 banner. this trip is open to anyone interested. especially family parties. 1 I Midsummer Madness Catnmo Estate (meet Catnmo Lodge). 447 7145. Fri 24 June. 9—1 lptn. Free. Pre-booking a tnust. ()lder children can get a feel for what their hippy parents keep going on about in this late-night event full of solstice myths and legends.



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Activities and Fun

I Javanese Percussion Workshops Strathclyde Arts Centre. Washington Street. 221 4526. Every Sunday. IO.30am—12.30pm. Free. 7+ years. Beat your own drums. Eastern style; gongs. xylophones. flutes. and singing too. Booking advised.

I Action Stations Partick Burgh Halls. Burgh Hall Street.

Partick. 357 5000. The children‘s events series continues with performances at 10am. £1.50 (75p). followed by related workshops at 11.15am. £ 1 .50 (children only). Sat 18 June: Magic Bob. 4—12 years. magic mayhem followed by magic workshop. 4-12 years. Sat 25 June: Hopscotch Theatre Co perform The legend ({fFuirjv Hill. 6—12 years. followed by drama workshop. 6—12 years.

Activities and Fun

I Clambers Adventure Play Area Royal Commonwealth Pool. 21 Dalkeith Road. 667 721 1. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm; Sat and Sun 10am—5pm. £2.50 for one antl a half hours. 3—8 years. This multi-level adventure area is soft. safe. and a young person‘s dream come true (particularly suitable for children with special needs). It can also be booked for children‘s parties.

I Open Door Drama Workshops Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 9900. Sat 18 June. 10am—2pm. 9—11 years; 3—7pm. 12—16 years. Free. Don‘t miss this opportunity to try your hand at dratnatic games and improvisation.


I Filmhouse Matinees Lothian Road. 228 2688. £2. Films start at 2.30pm. 18.1une Lord oft/1e Flies, 25 June Witthering Heights are this month‘s somewhat sombre offerings.


I Elinor M. Brent-Dyer Museum of Childhood. 42 High Street. 225 2424. Until Sat 16 July. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. i Free. The Chalet School girls' stories centenary is celebrated in this exhibition which includes a children‘s quiz and activity sheet.


Activities and Fun

I Pond Dipping Meet at the golf driving range. Strathclyde Country Park. Hamilton. 0698 266155. Sun 26 June.

2.30pm. Free. You provide the body.

they'll provide the equipment.

I Orien‘tree’ing Visitors Centre. Calderglen Country Park. ()3552 36644. Sun 26 June. 2pm. Free. Wear stout footwear to fully enjoy this ranger-led tree trail where you‘ll learn to identify trees and find out the traditional uses of timber.


I Wind in the Willows Motherwell Theatre. Civic Centre. Windmillhill Street. 0698 267515. Thurs l6—Sat 18 June. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Motherwell District Children's Theatre Company presents Mr Toad. Badger. Mole et al.

I Mr Trix Bellshill Cultural Centre. 0698 267515. Sat 18 June. 2pm. £1.75. 3—10 years. Magician/comedian Mr Trix cratns mystery. slapstick and jokes into 40 minutes.


Pre-booking is advised for the events listed below

I Children‘s Holiday Activities Haggs Castle Museum. 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Fri 1 Jul—Tue 16 Aug. 10.15am and 2.15pm. Free. Places tnust be booked in advance. Bookings are limited to three activities per child. Activities usually last between 60—90 minutes. Bookings will not be taken prior to 10am Sat 25 June. Up to 50 different activities on offer. including street games. puppet-making. croquet. cartoon-making and generally making the past come to life. The full summer activities programme is now available.

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


Friday 24—Saturday 25

I SAF Senior National Championships Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh.

CRICKET Saturday 18


I Clackmannan County v Forrarshire The Arns. Alloa. 1pm.

I West Lothian v Ayrshire Boghall. I.inlithgow. lptn.


I Ayr V Uddingston Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. 1pm.

I Clydesdale v West or Scotland Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1pm. I Drumpellier v Ferguslie Langloan. Coatbridge. 1pm.

I Kilmamock v Poloc Kit'kstylc. Kilmarnock. lprn.

I Kelburne v Greenock Whitehaugh. Paisley. 1pm.


I Freuchie v Edinburgh Acads The

Cn'cket Park. Muir Road. Freuchie. 1pm. I Stenhousemuir v Cupar Ttyst Road. Stenhousemuir. 1pm.

I Carlton V Corstorphine The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Grange v Royal High Raeburn Place. Sttxkbmdge. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Watsonians v Heriots M yreside. Edinburgh. Iptn.

Saturday 25


I Ayrshire v Aberdeenshire The Oval. Prestwick. 1pm.

I Stirling County v Clackmannan County Williamfield. Stirling. 1pm.


I Clydesdale V Ayr Titwotxl. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1pm.

I Greenock v Drumpellier Glenpai-k. Brisbane Street. Greenock. lptn.

I West of Scotland v Ferguslie Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. 1pm.

I Oddingston v Kilmarnock Bothwell Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1pm.

I Poloc v Kelbume Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. lptn.


I Freuchie v Carlton The Cricket Park. Muir Road. Freuchie. 1pm.

I Edinburgh Acads v Watsonians The Pavilion. Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Corstorphine v Grange Union Park. Carrick Knowe Parkway. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Royal High v Stenhousemuir East Barnton Avenue. Edinburgh. 1pm.


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


I Race Days 'l‘uesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall

Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm.

Friday 17—Saturday 18

I Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. First race 2.15pm. Two days of competitive Flat racing from Scotland's premier track.

Monday 20

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 2.30pm. Flat racing from the seaside track.

Monday 27

I Hamilton Park Races Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. First race 7.15pm. Evening Flat racing from Lanarkshire.


Saturday 18—Sunday 19

I Classic Motorcycle Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 1pm. £5. Two days of nostalgic hog action featuring Triumphs. BSAs. Nortons attd Ducatis. and. on Sunday. the Bob McIntyre Memorial race.

Sunday 26

I SMRC Racing Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 1pm. £6. Car racing featuring MGCC BCV8s (yup). TRs. Historics. plus the popular lunchtime parade and display.


Friday 17

I Edinburgh Gulf Oil Monarchs v Middlesbrough Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm.

Sunday 19

I Glasgow Tigers v Sheffield Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 7.15pm.

Friday 24

I Edinburgh Gull Oil Monarchs v Glasgow Tigers v Newcastle v Middlesbrough Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. The first of two four- team spectaculars staged this weekend. with Glasgow Tigers the side everybody will be chasing.

Sunday 12

I Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh v ! Middlesbrough v Long Eaton Shawt‘teld Stadium. Glasgow. 7.15pm. Another dose 1 of multi-rider action at Shawlield.


The List l7~30June 1994