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A: I '. ,- ge ‘ v ‘1 I LOGHGARROH HIGHLAND GAMES Sat 16.
Ham-5pm. Laochcarron. Ross-shire. If you are up that way then it will be well worth your while dropping into these Highland Games. known as the Albion Rovers of the Highland Games Circuit and the Loch Carry~On games locally. There‘s a dance the night before in the village which should set you in the mood for the games themselves and a hill race up Ben Dronaig to help get rid of the hangover. Besides the fun. this is a serious game with all the usual heavy events. dancing and running.
I STOHEHAVEH FOLK FESTIVAL Fri l5—Sun 17. Various venues around Stonehaven. Aberdeenshire. Information on 0224 734829/0569 765063. Camp site by the sea. Hotel lounges. halls and pubs are the venues for this festival which is strong on the traditional singing.
I ALL FORMATS COMPUTER FAIR Sun 24. l0am—4pm. Woodside Hall. St George‘s Cross. Glasgow. £4 (£2). All formats and all needs are catered for at this fair which offers discount access to the Information Highway. Second-hand equipment. business applications. games of all description. educational tools and hobby machines as well as the latest advances in computing.
I BALLOCH HIGHLAND GAMES Sat 16. l()am-5.30pm. Christie Park. Alexandria.
£2.50 (£ l ). Your regular Highland Games which have the distinction of being the Scottish Games Association‘s official World Heavyweight Championships. Athletes from all over are expected. including Australian David Huxley who earlier this year set a new world record for pulling a l05 tonne Boeing 676-300 62. l4 metres. Phew. Besides the heavyweight events there‘s the usual running. wrestling. tug-of—war. cycling. Highland dancing and. no doubt. international bevvy-swilling in the beer tent.
Rock, Salt and Nails I BUTE FOLK FESTIVAL Fn’ 22—Mon 25.
Various venues around Rothesay and the Isle of Bute. Firth.of Clyde. Information on 0700 504734. Despite being ajunior on the folk festival circuit. Bute has made a name for itself amongst the dance monsters as home to the World Ceilidh Band Competition. This not only brings scores of musicians to the island but also leaves them free to give it laldy when not taking part in the competition. This year there‘s a special accent on Shetland bands with welcome appearances from List favourites Rock. Salt and Nails and many
I GLASGOW FAIR Fri lS—Sun 24. The Wintergardens. Big Fun Circus Tent and Sound City Tent. all on Glasgow Green. Information from 04! 554 6252/3. Ten days of diverse and fun-packed entertainment on the Green. Free performances from around the world at the Wintergardens every day at 2pm with a variety of acts in the evenings. The Big Fun Circus Tent has circus skills workshops on the afternoons of Monday l8 to Friday 22. with performances every day from Circo Berserko and Cirque du Pays de Galles (£1). In the evenings the tent is tumed into a cabaret and music tent with entertainments from the likes of Mischief l.a Bas. In the Sound City Tent there will be workshops on drumming. guitar. African percussion on every
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23/Sun 24, Ham-4.30pm. Montrose
Aerodrome, Montrose, Angus. £3 (£2.50). A weekend dedicated to things with wheels or wings, from vintage, military and classic vehicles to flying displays from such aeroplanes as a Battle of Britain Flight Spitfire, Pitts Specials, gliders and a replica WW1 SE5 bi-plane. It watching all the hardware ﬂy around is too much, then there are rides in a seaplane or a helicopter to take you up and away, or an Anti-Aircratt
gun display and simulated airtield attack.
For those less enamoured of things that
fly, there’s a tun lair, go-cart rides and stalls, while on Saturday the Aberdeen Guntighters in their complete and authentic wild west clobber will be letting it yip and yow with a demonstration of wild west gunfighting. Please leave your pets at
l LAHABK T0 CARLUKE MOUNTAIN BIKE HIKE Sun 24, 24pm. Castlebank Park, St Patrick‘s Road, Lanartt. Free. 0555 665244. A mountain bike ride along the rough ‘Old Lanarlt Road’ to Carluke and back, taking in the Mouse Valley and views over the Clyde Valley woodlands and pastures. It you don’t have you’re own bike, phone in advance to hire one at ‘a reasonable price’. All welcome but children should be accompanied by an adult.
morning of the Fair (booking essential). In the evenings there’s different band on every night. see Rock listings for details. The Fair culminates in a mega special carnival style parade on Sunday 24. leaving Parkhead Forge and ending up on Glasgow Green. There are also oodles of other wacky events taking place around the city during the period. from activities on the Union Canal every day to the Mungo 200 events and special screenings at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
I LAKARK TO CARLUKE MOUNTAIN BIKE HIKE Sun 24. 2—4pm. Castlebank Park. St
Patrick‘s Road. Lanark. Free. 0555 665244. See photo caption.
I RADIO 1 ROADSHOW Thurs 2 I/Fri 22. ll.30am—2pm. Beach Park Irvine/Moss ()‘Balloch Park, Balloch. Won‘erful won'erful Radio 1 FM hits Scotland for four dates starting off at Irvine and BaIIoch. Both venues have Two Thirds warming up the crowds from I 1.30am. The show goes out live from 12.45pm with Mr Bruno Brooks. ladies and gentlemen. spinning those discs while
i Baby D play live in Irvine and Roe
Roberts does a stint at Balloch.
SHEEP AND woo
SUNDAY JULY 31 st
Stalls from 10.30am and events from 12.00pm - 5.00pm
A day for expert and amateur with Sheep dog demonstrations, rare breed displays, spinning, weaving, natural wool dyeing and many stalls. Also this year dry stone dyking, felt making, crook making, Shetland knitting and Scotland's biggest sheep! Admission: Adults £3.50 Child El .50 (includes entrance to the house)
SATURDAY 6th and SUNDAY 7th AUGUST
I 1.000m - 6.00pm All entertainment FREE with your ticket Theatre, music, children's entertainment, crafts and complementry medicine. This year including TALITHA MCKENZIE BAND, HOLLYWOOD ROCKETS, CHIMAERA - aerial trapeze, DODGY CLUTCH THEATRE CO. and much more.
Tickets; Adults £8.00 Concs/Cl'tild £5.00 Family £19.00 £1.00 off all tickets bought in advance. NO DOGS PLEASE
BOX OFFICE AND ALL ENQUIRIES TEL: 0896 830785/830323
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