There is a plant sale on Sun 10. but the garden is always worth a visit with its woodland walk up to the top of the hill. The mansion house was remodelled in 1906 to hold thejute Magnate. F.B. Sharp‘s collection of furniture. paintings. tapestries and Chinese porcelain. Reasonable but over-priced tearoom.

I ROYAL VISIT Tue 5—Fri 8. The state visit of the King and Queen of Norway to Scotland is the first not to venture south of the border since the Swedish monarchs were here in 1972. As then. the royals are staying down at Holyrood Palace with the Queen. There are two major flag-waving opportunities for Hello! readers and other monarchists. On Tue 5. the Royal Couple will leave Charlotte Square at 12.15pm in an open carriage procession with 120 mounted soldiers to go to Holyrood Palace via Princes Street. North Bridge and down the Royal Mile. On Wednesday they go for at Civic Lunch. travelling back along the satne route to arrive at the Assembly Rooms at 12.30pm.

I TOWN LOCH OPEN WATER-SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS Sat 2/Sun 3. 9.30am—4.3()pm. Scottish Water Ski Centre. Town Loch. Townhill. Dunfermline. 0383 620123. Spectators free. Some 30 water skiers. including the pick of the Scottish crop and most of the good ones from England descend on the Town Loch this weekend to compete in three disciplines. After the slalom. there's the trick event. in which competitors have just twenty seconds to do as many somersaults. back flips. body roles. toe tricks and turns as they can. The competition finishes off on thejumps. which are judged for distance. rather than style. If it all seems remarkably easy and you want a go. the centre is open daily frorn 10am to dusk. Lessons with a fully qualified professional instructor (all equiptnent provided) costjust £9.25. Phone (1383 620123 for full details.

I LIVING HISTORY WITH THE WHITE COCKADE SOCIETY Sun 10. noon—3pm. Killiecrankie. three miles north of Pitlochry on the 88079 (old A9). The White Cockade Society wil be out in force at this National Trust for Scotland property. The Battle of Killiecrankie saw the first shots fired for the Jacobite cause in 1689. ()ne of the routed government soldiers is said to have made a spectacular jump across the river at Soldier's Leap

(strangely enough). This famous beauty spot with Vistor's Centre is open daily. 9.30am—6pm.


I ARGTIG PENGUIN Daily. 10am—6pm. Maritime Heritage Centre. lnverary Pier. Loch Fyne. £2.80 (£1.80). See photo capfion.

I BARRHEAD FIRE STATION OPEN DAY Sat 9. 11am—1pm. Barrhead Fire Station. Free. As part of Barrhead‘s centenary celebrations the local fire station will be opening its doors to the public and hosting its own Centenary Fair. Besides the inner workings of the station. from shiny engines and pumping hoses. there‘s all the fun of your normal fete with tombola. wheel of fortune. bouncy castle and tea room. Go on. live that childhood dream! I GHOST WALKS Glasgow: There are two goulish walks in Glasgow: a ghost tour and a murder tour. The ghost tour with costumed guide leaves the Tron Theatre Bar. Chisholm Street at 8pm on Wed. Fri and Sun. For £5 you get gore-filled ghastly and ghostly tales. The tnurder tour leaves the Captain's Rest. Great Western Road. (near St Georges Cross underground) at 8pm on Tue and Thurs. No costumes for your £3.50. but you get an introduction to four scandalous tales that rocked Victorian Glasgow. Both tours last about 90 minutes and should be booked in advance on 041 357 3826. See photo caption.

I GLASGOW SHOW Sat 2/Sun3. 10.30am—5.30pm. Bellahouston Park. Glasgow. Free. Glasgow's biggest free

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family fun day out. with just masses to see i

and do. In the main arena there‘s everything frotn Motorcyclowns and stunt teams to military display teams and skydiving. A major part of the entertainment for parents will undoubtedly be the children's entertainment village. but there‘s also a world dance tent. a horse arena. an environmental tent with kids gardening competition. a tea dance tent. bungee jumping and an ‘interesting‘ demonstration of wtxxlcarving and Chainsaws.

I INTERNATIONAL CO-OP DAY Sun 3. 1.30—4pm. New 1.anark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills. Lanark. 0555 6613-15. Free. Jugglers. clog dancers. a brass band. carriage rides and a plethora of stalls are among the delights that will welcome

visitors to New Lanark this afternoon. New l.anark is a suitable venue for South Scottish co-ops to celebrate international

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I GHOST WALKS Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. See listings ior local details. Whoooooeeueo! EEEEK! and other goulish sounds echo the ancient courtyards, wynds and closes of these cities as out of work thespians take their pleasure in lrightenlng the wits out of their punters. Actually the ghostly tours are an excellent way to spend an evening, easily up there with renting a horror vid. Most make for an amusing and rather different view of history. What’s more, David Alton

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I POWER BOAT SCOTTISH GRAND PHIX Fri 8—Sun 10 Various venues around Oundee, but mostly on the Tay. The big event of the powerboat world comes to Oundee tor the weekend. This is formula one on the water, with huge pizzle-throbbing boats only just large enough to tit on the back of an artic hacking up and down the Tay at speeds up to 140mph. The boats are paraded round Oundee city centre on Fri 8 on 6pm. The practice sessions and time trials take place on a 1km course between the road and rail bridges on Sat 9, from 3.15pm (best viewing from Riverside Drive). On Sun 10 the race itself takes place starting at 3.15pm. Five laps from the start point between the two bridges and heading out past Buddon Hess to the Aberray Bouy. Viewing from the Tay Road Bridge, Riverside and File. Traiiic is expected to be heavy, with severe parking restrictions, so go by public transport it you can.

co-op day. It was here in 1813 that Robert ()wen started the village shop along co- operative principles. selling high quality goods at low prices to the villagers and ploughing the profits back into local services. such as funding the school. Inspired by ()wen. the Rochdale l’ioneers

the Sma‘ Shot Address followed by a historic tableau at 12.-15ptn.'1‘he highlight of the day is at 1pm: the Burning of the (till; the old time recalcitrant manufacturers.


l lam ~lpm. Strathclyde Buses Knghtswood Depot. (ireat Western Road. (ilasgow. l’ree. lt'sjust 100 years since the formation of the (ilasgow ('orpotation 'l‘ramways Department and to commemorate the occasion Strathclyde Buses are holding ati open day at their Knightswood Depot. with displays of vintage vehicles. exhibits ofbus memorabilia and other collectots' items. 011 Sun 3. 30 buses of various ages will proceed to ( ilasgow (ireen for public viewing.

movement in lSl-l. Sat ‘salsii sees the opening of an exhibition of co operative banners at New and is one of the

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llatn 5pm. (‘alderglen t'ountry l’ark. Strathaven Road. l‘ast Kilbride. (13552 36644. Free. Baah lltnnbug and other woolly jokes. A day to jumper round for with working sheep demonstrations. sheep dogs. wool dying. felt making. carding. spinning and weaving. Also craft stalls selling woolly products and several trade

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I SMA’ SHOT DAY Sat 2. l 1.30am--~5pm. Various venues around l’aisley. Sma' shot was the binding thread integral to the shawls for which l’aisley was famous in the l91h century. However. as it was not visible behind the coloured threads ()IA IllL‘

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