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manufacturers, accessory and trade stands and kit cars for sale, with cars ready for you to buy and drive away, so it you can’t afford to be tempted, leave the cheque

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This section gives details or selected events taking place in and around the central belt of Scotland this fortnight. Events are listed by area and then alphabetically. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact phone number for our inionnation. Days Out compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I A PENTLAND HIKE Sun 23. 10am—5pm. Meet at Carlops village hall (in the centre of Carlops). £2 (£1). A ranger-led. ten- mile hike up the Pentland Hills via the North Esk. Baddinsgul Reservoir and the Bore Stone. Take a packed lunch and serious walking equipment.


I AUTOJUMBLE Sun 9. 10am—5pm. Donne Motor Museum. Donne. 0786 841203. £2. Used and newly moulded parts for classic and vintage cars and motorcycles. This is reputed to be Scotland's largest autojumble with over 200 trade and private stands front Scotland and England. as well as an area for individuals to sell their own cars. Ticket includes half price entry to the Motor Museum (open daily. 10am-5pm. £2.65/£1.50). The museum has over 50 cars. including a Hispano Suiza. Steven Hendry‘s R-Type Bentley which he won in 1994 and the second oldest Rolls Royce in the world.

I RED CROSS DOLL’S HOUSE TOUR Until Tue 18.Tue-Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. closed Monday. Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. 01786 471917. Free. See photo capnon.


I HERITAGE EVENTS AT DUNFERMLINE Thurs 13—Sun 16. Various venues around Dunfermline. As part of a bid to promote Dunfermline as a tourist attraction for Scots. the hoteliers are hosting a Scottish Food Fayre Thurs 13—Sun 16. On Sat 15 a new Heritage Centre. the Abbot House. opens to the public with a medieval streetmarket taking place 10am~4.30pm in St Catheryu‘s Wynd. From 2—4pm there will also be period stand-up comedy and traditional story-telling in Dunfermline Abbey.

I KIT CAR SHOW Sat 8/Stiii 9. 10am—5pm. Royal Highland Showground. liigliston. Edinburgh. £4.50. See photo caption.

I LINKS MARKET Wed 19-~.\lon 24.

1—] 1pm. Kirkcaldy Esplanade. Billed as

a Europe's largest street fair. this annual

funfair stretches for half a mile along the esplanade. A market has been held in Kirkcaldy since 1304 when Edward I granted the burgh the right to hold a market at the ()ctaves in Easter. The market moved to its present site in 1903 when trampays were established in Links Street.

I RECORD FAIR Stiii 9. llam—-5pm. The Roxburghe Hotel. Charlotte Square. £1.50 (50p). Bring. buy or barter your Shangri- singles for Sham 69 bootlegs.

I ROLLERBLAOING Daily. 1—6pm. Hillend Ski Centre. Biggar Road. Edinburgh. 0131 445 4433. £3 (£2.50) per hour. including blade hire. Weekends only from Mon 17 April. Rub yourself in instant tan. ptit on the Raybans and pretend you‘re in California. sweeping along some seaboard boulevard.


GARDENS Sun 16. 1.30pm. Hopetoun House Garden. South Qtieensferi'y. 0131 331 2451. £2 (£1). An Easter Sunday afternoon walk to have a look at the budding flowers with the llopetonii Ranger.

I ARTSFEAST Sat l6—Sun 23. Various venues around Eastwood. Tickets and a full brochure of events are available from the Festival Office on ()141 6386511. This new festival of music. exhibitions and performances gets off to a bang on Sun 16 with a fireworks concert in Eastwood Park with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. (6pm start. £l0/£5 ). Take a chair or sit on the ground. The finale will beTchaikovsky's 1812 ()verture with full firework support. On Mon 17. 1 Iain «1pm. there are a wide range of Easter-type things for all the fatnin to do in Eastwood Park's “Lark In The Park (liree). At 4pm. the action returns to the .-\rtsfeast superstage with a concert from Carol Kidd (tickets £81. See also Kids listings.

I CONVERSATION PIECE WITH JIMMY LOGAN Tue 18. l-—2ptn. (.‘ilasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. £1.50 (1.2 on the day). This talk

is already so popular that it has had to be moved to a larger room in the hall to accommodate everyone wanting to attend. I CULZEAN CASTLE WALKS Mon 10—1511 21. 11am (Fri—Mon). 2.30pm (not Mon 17). Cal/can Castle and Country Park. Maybole. Ayrshire. 01655 760240. l-‘ree with entry to the park: £3 (£1.50). Culzean opens for its 50th season as a National Trust property. with loads of things to do and see around the 563-acre park. The walks follow different routes according to the vagaries of the season and the whims of the participants and guide. The castle and grounds are open daily. l0.30am—5.30pm. I‘Intrance to the castle and grounds combined is £5.50 (£31.

I EFILE OE MODE Fri 7. 7.30pm. S(‘ET Conference Room. Institute l’rancais I)'Eccsse. 7 Bow iitotit (iartlens. (ilasgow £3. The St Andrew Society and the Institute I'rancais de ('ilasgow join forces to present a Franco-Scottish l)cfile de Mode. There will be more than a century of fashion. a la l‘rancaise and a l'Ecossaise. in a fashion show featuring authentic clothing and some theatre costumes. There will also be l-‘rench music and l‘rench wine.

I MONKLANOS CANAL EVENT Sun 9. l-—4pm. Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. Coatbridge arid l)rumpellier Countryd’ark. 'l'ownhead Road. (‘oatbridge lirce.01236431261. All afternoon of e\ cuts on the canal at Stiiiimerlee and l)rtiiiipelliet country park.

I RECORO FAIR Sat 8. 11am-5pm. The

Arches. Midland Street. (ilasgow. £1.50

(50p). Scratch 'n' sniff copies of l’eler Tosh or Sniff and The Tears anyone.’

Smell out the bargains on \ my I. (‘1) and cassette.


Newiiiains Hing. lionkle Road. Mewmains tnear \ewmains roundabout 1. Free. 01698 269696. Join the quest to discover the wonders of spring on the bing.

I TOAOS ON THE MARCH Thurs l3. 7—9pm. I)rumpellier Country Park. Townhead Road. Coatbridge. Free. btit book in advance on 01236 422 257. Erogs. toads and newts come out at dusk. Every year the toads leave their winter hibernation hideonts and make for their breeding ponds.

It‘s a time of hope tip at the ski resorts: i hope that the snow will hold otit until

' Easter. The higher resorts should be pretty

well off. especially on the north facing slopes. as drifts have been good and deep this year. So if the snow does hold. you should be in for sotiie excellent skiing.

I Ski Clubs For the social life and post- piste piss-ups. your local ski-club can‘t be beat. They also organise titini-buses to

' slopes on most weekends and can ptit you




in touch with other people who might want to car share.

Glasgow Ski Club meet every Thursday at 9pm in The Scaramouche. Elderslie Street. Details from 0141 424 1893 or

l 0141 383 6665.

Edinburgh Ski Club meet every Tuesday from 9.30pm at the West Eiid Hotel. l’altiierston Place. For an information pack phone 0131 2203121.

I Dry Ski Slopes Put in a bit of practice before hitting the white stuff:

; Newmilns 35 High Street. Newmilns. ."\yr.shire. K:\8 9EA. 01560 322320. Ninety-metre run with button lift. Evening 1 classes. I’ublic skiing Sat/Sun. 2- 4pm.

. £3.50 (£2501.

' Hillend Ski Centre Hillend. Edinburgh. 0131 445 4433. Mon-Sat. 9.30am -9pm'. Sun. 9.30am 6pm. The longest and most ' challenging artificial ski run in Europe.

Ski maintenance. coaching days. kids ' clubs. teleiiiarking and snowboarding.

i I GLENCOE Chairlift company: 01855 851

226. Open lit 6 b‘vt‘tl 26 inclusive. The

i closest resort to (ilasgow and Seotland's

first commercial resort had fresh. wind-

packed snow oii a firm base with all rtitis


I NEVIS RANGE (.‘hairlift company: 01397

705825. Scotland's newest and hence

most modern ski resort boasts the UK's

I only gondola system. The highest pistes 11‘

I Scotland are at the top of Aonach Mor

(4006 feet) where the snow is so deep that they've lost their 6ft guide poles.

1 Although there is no longer skiing all the

, way down to the car park. things are

5 looking good for Easter. l'iom Mon

10 Thurs l3 .-\pril. .\’evis hosts the EIS

championship \\ ith participation from the

British ( )lympic team and members of the i Welsh. Scottish and Engliin teams.

(‘reche facility: three ~seven years. ; I CAIRNGORM ('hairlift company: 01479

861 261. Scotland's most famous ski area. i close to the skiing town of Aviemore so there are lots of things to do off-piste.

1 Although all runs were complete as The

1.1.x! went to press. a few patches were

I developing on the lower runs. Easter ionnet parade and kids treasure hunt on

Easter Sunday.

I GLENSHEE Chairlift cotiipany: 013397

E 41320/41343. {dinbtirgh’s closest resort.

: The three \ alleys of (ilenshee offer 38

i pistes on 40km of runs and a massive tiplift capacity of 18.500 skiers an hour. (iood snowboarding. .-\11 runs complete with spring snow on a firm base and wide S cm er on the east facing slopes. Creche facility: oy er two years.

i I THE LECHT Chairlift company: 0197.56 51-1-11), Scotland's best resort for absolute beginners. \\ lIll easy green and nursery

; slopes right next to the car park. .-\ll runs l are complete. apart from The Buzzard.

i and recent rain has e\posed the heather between the inns. (‘reche facility: over

; three years.

I RED CROSS DOLL’S HOUSE TOUR Until Tue 18, Tue-Sat 10.30am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm,

closed Monday. Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling. 01786 471917. Free. This doll’s house was built during 1940 in Dunblane to tour and raise money for the Red Cross. Its marvellous detail gives a unique insight into the file or its makers, together with their private aspirations in terms or home ownership and material possessions. There are also artelacts associated with the house’s original tour 011940—44. The Smith also includes an exhibition of local history and work around Stirling 1790—1990 and the all important tearoom with home baking - which

is reputed to be delicious.


TO The List 7-20 Apr 1995