LISTINGS DAYS OUT
422257. A chance to find out more about the many birds that inltabit the loclis. heathland. woodland and grassland of the park. During the day. the hide at Woodend Loch will be open and there will be bird of prey flight displays. illustrated talks. guided walks. exhibitions and all sorts of ‘have a go' workshops. Representatives frotn the various bird organisations will be on hand to answer your questions and there will be lots of bird related activities for the kids.
I FAMILY FUN DAY Sun 27 Aug. Ham-4.30pm. Museum of l.eadmining. \Vanlockhead. £3 (£1.50). A hit more is going on at the museum than the normal tours of the lead mines and old miners‘ cottages. There’s a Teddy Bears' Picnic. Craft Fair and visit from Ilattricks the Clown.
I GRAND STEAM FAIR Sat l9/Sun 20 Atig. 10am—3pm. Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. Coatbridge. Free. 01236 431261. ()rganised itt Conjunction with the Scottiin Traction lingine Society. Summerlee welcomes a variety of historic steam—powered engines dating frotn the early years of the century. Besides the heat and steam of the engines there will be a mixture of entertainment ‘for all the family’ including folk music. puppetshows. clowns and traditional games. This 20 acre museum of social and industrial history which features Scotland‘s only working electric tram. underground coalmine and a pretty decent tearoom is open daily. 10am—5pm.
I LANARK AND CARLUKE BIKE HIKE Sun 6 Aug. 1 lam~4pm. Meet Castlebank Park (Main Entrance). St Patrick's Road. Lanark. Free. Details from Clyde and Avon Valleys Project on 01555 665244. Without making things (rm energetic. this should stretch the capabilities of those who confine their bike use to short journeys. This scenic ride heads for the Mouse Valley and across the moors via Roman Road to Carluke. Then over tracks arid quiet country roads around Carluke before dropping into the Clyde Valley and back to Lanark along the Nemphlar Moor road. There will be plenty of stops along the way to look at the view. Don‘t forget a packed lunch and your puncture repair kit. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.
I METEOR WATCH Sun 20 Aug. 9.30pm. Drumpellier Country Park. Townhead Road. Coatbridge. 01236 422257. Timed to coincide with the spectacular meteor showers seen in August (if it isn't cloudy). this event has been organised with the Monklands Astronomy Club. Don't forget
your binoculars and telescopes if you have them.
I NATIONAL BOG DAY Sun 30. Langland Moss at Calderglen Country Park East Kilbride (013552 36644) Nothing to with the drains. but everything to do with the drainage and no tittering at the back there please. Langland Moss is a raised bog. created over the years as the vegetation in a pond accumulates and absorbs most of the pond water. The base of the vegetation dies off and decomposes to form peat while the top layer continues to grow upwards so that over centuries the bog becomes raised. The problem is that drainage and tree planting dries out the bogs. which are sites of vital areas of wild life. Peat cutting for your garden heather bed doesn't help much either. Drumpellier are organising this day to draw atraction to their bog with an exhibition in the Visitors Centre. and a guided walk of the bog as the focus for attention on International Bog Da .
I PHONECARD COLLECTORS FAIR Sun 27 Aug. noon-«4.30pttt. Visitors Centre. New Lanark. 60p (30p). Don't throw away those picture phonecards: They‘re worth money to the folk who will be at this fair. Also a model toy and train swapmeet.
I VIKING BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT Sun 13 Aug. from 2.30pm. David Livingston Centre. 165 Station Road. Blantyre. £2.50 (£1.5()/£l.25) 01698 823140. Among the many events taking place at the Centre every weekend. the Viking battles are worthy of note. Although not quite as bloody as the originals. the Regia Anglorum Viking battle re-enactment - group guarantee to provide plenty of action with their historically accurate weapons.
I VJ DAY Sat 12/Sun 13 Aug. Kings Theatre. Barrowland Ballroom. St Andrews Cathedral and George Square. Glasgow. Free. Glasgow is marking 50 years of peace with several events this weekend. On Sat. Johnny Beattie will headline a variety show at the Kings. while the Barras Trust host a V] Day dance in the Barrowland. Sculpter George Wylie will be creating a personal statement of reconciliation in George Square: he visited Hiroshima only three weeks after the bomb was dropped. ()n Sunday there are events all day in George Square from 2pm. including the beating of the retreat at 5.30pm.
I WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS Sun 12 Aug. 9.30am--7pm. Scotstoun Showgrounds. Danes Drive. Glasgow. £3. More pipers than you cart shake a chanter at. if you like that sort of thing.
I TRUCK FEST SCOTLAND Sat 5/Sun 6 Aug, 9.303m—6pm. Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh. £6.50 (£3.50). Big trucks, big stunts and big stars are promised at this tamin orientated event. Hundreds of trucks from vintage golden oldies to the giant American monsters and the most ornate customised machines around will be parked in the grounds. In the main arena the likes of Steve Murty will be putting their trucks through their paces. Dan Fanzon (better known as Rick Allesl in Neighbours) will be swarming around on both days while Corie tans will be better served on Sunday when Ken Morley puts in an appearance. There will also be trade stands, a lun lair, lreetall parachute display and but sounds from the Panasonic Soundblast
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SATURDAY 5th & SUNDAY 6th AUGUST, 1995
Traquair House, lnnerleithen, Peeblesshire I lam - 6pm ALL ENTERTAINMENT FREE WITH YOUR TICKET
CONTENTA PROJECT- "LOOKING UP" ODDBODIES - "SKYES AND NANCY" WYRD ARTS - "THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD" - THE STORY OF KING KONG. FANSHEN - "BREAKTHROUGH" - CHINESE FIRE CLUBS AND DANCE,
HENRY NORMAL, MANCHESTER POET EXTRAORDINAIRE.
MIKE HANCOCK. LADY CHRISTOBEL & BUTLER. EEZY TRAPEEZY. BALLET HOOLIGANS. STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS (Sunday only) SUMO WRESTLING. NORTHEREN NOISE TRIBE.
Mr BOOM, CLOWNABOUT, PARKER MARIONETI'ES. COLOUR MAZE, STORYBUS. SWING BOATS. MONSTER PROCESSION. WORKSHOPS - Gigantic Bubble making. Earth Balls. Kite making and Juggling
Children's Monster making workshops will also be
running from lst - 4th August (please book)
BLUES CRUISERS, TARTAN AMOEBAS. CARAVANSERAI (Sunday only). WRIGLEY SISTERS. SEDENKA. ALBERT SSEMPEKE 8: JOHN SSEKITOOLEKO (Uganda)
From 2pm ~ 4pm each day Superb Classical Entertainment including MEMBERS OF SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Sunday only)
JENNY GEDDES CLOG DANCERS. TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH STORYTELLERS.
INSHALLA - Traditional Irish Music
*OVER 80 CRAFT STALLS *COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE TENT *FAIR ALE ON DRAUGHT ALL DAY *ARTISTS WOODLAND TRAIL
Tickets also available from Edinburgh Fringe OITICC. Peebles. Selkirk and Galashicls
HOME MADE IC£S* DELICIOUS $00059: BAR-B-Q*
TICKETS: ADULTS £9.00 (£7.50 in advance); Cl 111 D/ CONC. £5.00 (£4.00 in advance); l'AMll Y £20.00 (£18 in advance); Under 5's free and W1” receive free balloons.
EN TRANCE TO HOUSE £1.00 donation to Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund (numbers may be limited)
Box Office and all enquiries tel: (01896) 830785] 830323
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