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 information. Days ‘out compiled by Thom Dibdin.


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I EYEMOUTH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Sat l7/Sun l8. 10.30am—5pm. The Harbourside. Eyemouth. £1 (children free). Two days of seafood. music. art and dance. Sounds delicious. Worth combining with a trip to the l.ammermuir Horse show which is being held just up the road at Ayton Castle (Sun 18. from 9am. entry £2 per car). or a walk along the cliffs at St Abbs Head.

I MELROSE SUMMER FESTIVAL Sun 18—Sat 24. Various venues around Melrose. 01896 822555. A fancy dress parade through the town and crowning of the Festival Queen on Thursday evening lead up to the main event: a procession round the town and surrounding villages on Saturday (9am—noon). This is followed by sports and a pipe band display.

I PEEBLES BELTANE FESTIVAL Sun 18—Sat 24. Various venues around Peebles. 01721 720138. Pipe bands. cavalcades. processions and concerts feature heavily in this annual festival. Wednesday evening sees the installation of the Cornet and Warden and on Thursday evening there is a fancy dress parade. The Beltane Queen is crowned on Saturday before the Beltane Fair at Haylodge Park (from 9.30am) followed by professional athletic sports (from 2pm. £2).


I ULTRA 30 GRAND PRIX Fri 23—Sun 25. Dundee Waterfront. Free. Three half-hour races take place every day between the thirty foot yachts of the Ultra 30 class. The one tnile race circuit runs between the

road and rail bridges and is close to the waterfront to allow maximum viewing enjoyment. First races commence: Fri. 11.45am: Sat. 1245me Sun. 1.30pm.


I BEYOND THE GOLFBALL Fri 23—Sun 25. Balado Airfield. by Kinross. Fife. £10. ()1592 591239. The Scottish Custom Bike

Besides the bikes. there will be trade stands including motorbike dealers.

: custom suppliers. ethnic woodcarvers and candlemakers. Also a leather worker. engraver and tattooist. livet‘ything the

self-respecting biker could want in fact. On site camping. beer. food and toilets. I CANAL JUMP COMPETITION Sun 18. 1.30-5pm. The Bridge Inn. 27 Baird Road. Ralho. £3 (£2) entry. spectators free. See photo caption.


11am-3pm. St George's School For Girls. Garscube Terrace. Edinburgh. £6 (from branches of Oddbins). The ticket includes all wine tastings and all proceeds go to Edinburgh Direct Aid to Bosnia and Croatia.


1—1 1pm. Duffus Park. Balgarvie Road. Cupar. Fife. £12 (£10) (Day ticket £6/£5 ).

_ available in advance on ()131 667 7776.

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CHAMPIONSHIP Sun 18. l lam-4pm.

Hillend Country Park. Hillend. lidinburgh. Free. but booking essential on ()131 445

1 3383. A chance for junior bike riders

, (under sixteens only) to sharpen their off-

; road skills while learning about safety and responsibility in the hills. Prizes for under thirteens and under sixteens.


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I PRIDE SCOTLAND sin 17. l—8pm. The

Meadows. Middle Meadow Walk. lidinburgh. Free. ()131 556 8822. Scotland's lesbian and gay community


I OLD TOWN FESTIVAL Sat 17-Sat 24. Various venues round Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Full programme from Tron Kirk, High Street (0131 220 1637). The festival kicks off with a Gala Day on Sat 17, 11.30am—4.30pm, with family entertainment in South Gray’s Close and many of the closes off the High Street hosting different events throughout the day. On Sunday 18, 2-5pm, the High Street and Crassmarket will be filled with vintage vehicles and classic cars. Free tours of the Old Town take place every day, leaving Cannonball House, Castlehill at 2pm and 7pm. See Theatre and Classical Music listings for other events during the week.

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themselves as they attempt to traverse the canal with only the aid of a long pole. The

from 1.30pm.

first mad fool jumps off at 3pm, but a full day of family entertainment is promised

and friends take to the streets fora march through town leaving Broughton Place at 1.15pm and arriving at the Meadows about 2pm. The Pride Festival includes stalls. food and beer tent. with live perfomances on stage from leading lesbian. gay and bisexual talent (see Rock Listings). See Agenda pages.

I ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW Thurs 22—Sun 25. 8am—8.3()pm. By Edinburgh Airport. Ingliston. Edinburgh. Thurs/Fri £12 (£6);

Sat £9.50 (£4.50); Sun £8.50 (£4). Half price admission after 4pm except Sun. Car park £3. See photo caption.


11am—4pm. The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Newington. Edinburgh.

~ 0131 667 5438. Entry by donation. A ' chance to see round Edinburgh's

alternative centre. with a variety of demonstrations of the activities that go on there: buto dance. Indian dance. shiatsu massage and kundalini meditation. Veggie burger stall and mini art and craft fair.

I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM FAMILY FUN DAY Sun 25. 11am—4pm. Scottish Mining Museum. Lady Victoria Colliery.

: Newtongrange. Midlothian. ()131 663

7519. £1 (50p). Face painters. a pipe band. Sparkie The Clown and a bouncy

castle are the added attractions at the museum which commemorates Scotland's

mining heritage. Visitors can enjoy full

entry to the museum with its guided tours of the colliery and new At The Coalface


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I 9pm—midnigbt. l.ochore Meadows

Country Park. l.ochgelly. Fife. 01592

I 860086. Free. but phone first to book. An ‘atmospheric' walk to the top of Fife at the end of the longest dav.


11.30am—4.30pm. Bo'ness & Kinneil

Railway. Union Street. Bo'ness. 01506

822298. A wide variety of vintage cars are the added attraction to the steam trips

along the railway.


15—Sat 17. Various venues around Aviemore. Free. If you've got your List

early and are heading up north for the weekend. there'sjust time to take in the hot air over Aviemore. The festival takes off at 7pm on Thursday. with a mass assent over Aviemore Mountain Resort followed by a tethered ‘flare up' at 10pm beside the ruins of Rutbven Castle at Kingussie. On Friday the craft will be on the Four Seasons lawn from 2.30pm before taking off at 6pm for a Catch The Hare mountain bike challenge. The event ends on Saturday evening with entertainment and barbecue at the Aviemore Mountain Resort from 9pm. culminating with a midnight balloon glow. I BON ACCORD STEAM ENGINE RALLY Sat 24/Sun 25. 10am—5pm. Hazlehead Playing Fields. Aberdeen. Free. Car parking £4. A festival of steam vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Craft and trade stalls. displays. a vintage fairground remember the ‘cakewalk‘l’ helicopter rides and many other attractions give this the makings of a classic Day Out.

I CITY OF ABERDEEN HIGHLAND GAMES Sun 18. 10am—5pm. Hazlebead Park. Aberdeen. £3 (£1.50). The usual cabre tossing. tug-o'-war. athletics. heavy events and pipe band contests are complemented by stalls. a carnival from the Showman‘s Guild and other family entertainments.

I ASHTON LANE STREET PARTY Sun 18. noon—6pm. Ashton Lane. Hillhead. Glasgow. Free. Being a benefit for Childline and Eastpark Home. the Lane will be closed to traffic. but open to all sorts of family and kids extravagancies. including face painting. clowns. puppets. jugglers. stalls. tarrot reading. tattoos and a raffle. DJs Ali C and Bobby Piers will join The McClusky Brothers and Cobalt Judy in providing the SOUlitls or the

I BOG BIKE HIKE Sun 18. l—3pm. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. Free. A leisurely paced cycle from the park along nearby country roads to discover more about the local peat bogs with a bog expert from the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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