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Drive, Edinburgh. Free. The let Meadows Festival promises not one, but two stages for live entertainment. This year you can take your pick from the usual mix of local bands on stage one (see ilock listings) while stage two will host an lntemational ceilidh (Saturday) and various performance arts (Sunday). There will be a child- friendly area for you to leave the brats while you wander round looking for bargains on the stalls or remedies in the complementary medicine marquee. For older kids,

the fun fair will be in residence.

This section gives details of 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 lnfonnation. Days Out compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I FIELD SPORTS FAIR Sat 3/Sun 4, 10am—6pm. Kailzie estate and gardens. by Peebles. £4 (£1). See hoto caption.

I HAWICK COMMOII IDIIIG Thurs 8-Sat 10. Hawick. Free. Commemoration of the young men of Hawick who fell on a band of English reivers camped at nearby Homshole after the battle of Flodden (where the majority of the town’s adult men were killed). The most spectacular ceremony takes place on Thursday 8 at 6pm with the colour bussing and comets

walk. I HISTORIC MOTORIIIG EXTRAVAGAIIZA Sun 4. 11am-5pm. Mellerstain House (on the A6089. 7m North of Kelso). £3.50 (£1.50). A must for any classic car fan. with some 300 pro-1964 cars. motorcycles and trade vehicles booked in and 33 one- make car clubs. Apart from an aerobatic display at 2pm. the entertainment is all vehicular, with an autojumble. several trade stands and a prize for the person arriving in the costume most appropriate to their transport. Ticket price includes entry to Mellerstain house. a fine Adam mansion completed in 1778. and its extensive grounds. I PHOTOGRAPHY II THE GARDEH Fri 9. 10am—4pm. Dawyck Botanic Garden. Stobo. Peebleshire. £12: booking essential on 01721 760254. A one-day course.

I SHEEPDOG TRIALS Sat 3. 8am—5pm. Haylodge Park. Peebles (opposite the cemetary at the west end of town). Free. Serious stuff. with local. national and international competitors and their owners displaying their sheep-herding skills. Refreshments.


I THE FIGHTIIIG McClILLOCHS OF ICARDDIIESS Sun 11. 2.30pm. Cardoness Castle. 1m South of Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75. £1.20 (75p). The bloody history of the McCullochs as interpreted by the Carrick 800 Battle re-enactment society. The McCullochs were your archetypal ‘reivers who changed sides with the wind and gained possession of Cardoness in the 14th century by drowing the male owners and fforcing the widow to marry. The castle contains one of the best two-story 16th century prisons around. The afternoon will include a demonstration of ‘The Maiden’. Scotland's own medieval guillotine.


I A1 ROCKIH’ CRIIISE Sat 3. noon-midnight. Assemble Seaview Terrace, Musselburgh Road. Joppa at noon. Shine that chrome cool cats! The A1 Rockin‘ cruise is for your 19505 and 60$ British and American cars and motorcycles. Leaving Joppa at 1pm. the cruise will head up into Princes Street then over the Forth Bridge to Bumtisland fairground. Evening entertainment of a rock 'n‘ roll disposition has been planned at the Olerton Hotel. Kirkcaldy: tickets

and details of bus returning after the dance on 0131346 4561.

I CAIIAL EXTRAVAGAHZA GIMME 5 Sun 4. noon-4pm. Harrison Park. Harrison Road. Edinburgh. Free. See photo caption.

I CRAFT AHD DESIGII FAIR Sat 3/Sun 4. 10.30am—5.30pm. Dalmcny House. South Queensfen’y. £1.20 (90p). A major event held in marquees. Craft demonstrations. cafe and free children’s entertainments - magician. face painting etc.

I CROOIIET AT ABERDOUR Every Sunday in June. 2.30pm. Aberdour Castle. Aberdour. Fife. £1.50 (75p). See photo capuon.

I GORGIE/DALRY FESTIVAL Sat 10. noon—4pm. Muricston Park. Murieston Crescent. Gorgie. Edinburgh. Free. Family fun with the usual stalls. side- shows. fairground rides and displays.

I MEADOWS FESTIVAL Sat 3. 10am—6pm/Sun 4, noon—6pm. The Meadows. Melville Drive. Edinburgh. Free. See photo caption.

I SUIITRAP OPEH DAY Sat 3. 10am—5pm. 43 Gogarbank. Edinburgh (signposted from the A8 near Edinburgh Airport). 01506 854 387. £1. An opportunity to look round the Oatbridge College gardens with plant sales. gardening advice. exhibitions and displays.

I WAVERLEY CARE FOR RIIII Sun 1 l. l—4pm. Holyrood Park. Edinburgh. The run sets off at 2pm. but there will be family-type entertainment all afternoon with a bouncy castle. face-painting. music and clowning. All proceeds will be shared between Waverly Care Aids Hospice and the Scottish Council for Spastics.

I SCOTBLOOM ’95 Fri 2—Sun 4. 10am—6pm. Aberdeen Exhitition and Conference Centre. Bridge of Don. £3 (£2). 01224 824824. ‘1 don't want to go to Chelsea‘ not ifl can go to Aberdeen for Scotland’s own flower and garden show! Besides the expected plants. equipment. show gardens and gardener‘s forum. the

Beechgmve Garden folk will be on hand to give green-fingered tips.


I AIRORIE FAIR DAY Sat 10. 10am—4.30pm. Airdrie Town Centre. Free. The centre of Airdrie turns into a walking. cavorting riot of entertainment and music. Amongst the attractions are comedy duo Bubbles and Squeak. the ever effervescent MacCumba with their afro- tinged Latin vibes and the mOre traditional sound of the Braemar Pipe Band and Dancers. Crowning of the Fair Queen at 2pm.

I AIRORIE HIGHLAND GAMES Sun 4. noon—4.30pm. Rawyards Park. Motherwell Street. Airdrie. 50p (25p). The usual round of tossing and putting. piping. and dancing with the added attractions of the Blue Arrows Motorcycle Display Team and their dare-devil displays of motorcycling skills. music from the Stargazers Steel Band and a mini Highland games for primary school kids. I DAT TRACKER 1 Wed 14, 9.30pm. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. Free. but book in advance on 013552 36644. An illustrated lecture about flying mice. followed by a walk along the glen with an electronic bat detector.

I CARRIAGE DRIVIHG AHD ORIEHTEERIHG Sat 3/Sun 4. Discover Carmichael Visitor Centre. by Biggar (3m South of Lanark on the A73). 01899 38169. £3.25 (£1.95). Some 30 horse and carriage n'gs competing in the usual precision. cross- country and water splash events. The weekend ends with a race around the Carmichael Estate which combines carriage driving with orienteering. Discover Carmichael is open daily. 9.30am-5.30pm. Besides housing the old Edinburgh Wax Museum with its Madame Tussaud quality waxworks. this is a working estate and deer farm. employing an integrated agricultural and environmental land-use strategy. The licenced restaurant uses Estate-reared meat and there is an extensive kids play area.

I CLYDE RIDE Sun 1 l. 2—4pm. Assemble Winter Gardens. Glasgow Green. Glasgow. Free. 01698 263138. A National Bike Week ride from the city centre into the countryside along the Clyde walkway to Carmyle and back. Organised by the Clyde-Calders Project. there will be plenty of opportunities to learn about wildlife on the way and there will be a brief stop for the official opening of a new section of the Clyde Walkway between Camuslang Bridge and Clydeford Road


I COATBRIDGE FAIR DAY Sat 3. 10am—4.30pm. Coatbridge Town Centre. Free. There will be dancing in the streets of Coatbridge as the centre of town bursts into life with magicians. dancing troups. game shows and an appearance from Robbie The Robot. Street cavalcade at 1.45pm. crowning of the Fair Queen at 2pm.

I CUIIIIIHGHAME FESTIVAL Sat 3—Mon 12. Various venues around Cunninghame District. See Theatre. Rock. Folk and Kids listings for details. A full programme of events is available from the lrvine Tourist Board office on 01294 313886.

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Edinburgh. Free. An afternoon of family entertainment organised by Edinburgh Venture Scouts, including llldimen Football in which you dress up In a very stupid and cumbersome Didlman costume and play football. The things people do for kicks nowadays! Also raft races on the canal and the usual scouting gala type events and


OD The List 2-15 Jun 1995