I THE CRAFT MOVEMENT AT EDINBURGH Fri 8-Sun 10, 10am-6pm (5pm, Sun). The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh. £2 (accompanied children free). No tat, is what the organisers claim for this nifty craft fair where the accent is on quality not quantity. All the usual skills are present and correct, with ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, knitwear, metal, papier mache, textiles and wood. It the price tags are high, at least you know that you are getting a unique work of skilled craftspersonship. And if you can’t afford a few thousand for a new dining room chair set, then there’s always the mugs.


GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL £15 & £14 TEL: 0141 -227 5511

Alter Peace Friendship

During the War Gordon was an RAF pilot, who afterwards became a metallurgist consultant for a German Steel (ombine. One of his colleagues was an ex-luftwaffe pilot and they became firm friends, resulting in him being Godfather to his two sons.

After a very severe illness, Gordon was able to spend two weeks convalescing at the RAF Association's Nursing Home "Sussexdown' in Storrington.

The Royal Air Forces Association Caring for your needs Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


The Royal Air Forces Association Freeposf (DS) 0 Portland Road 0 Malvern 0 Worcs 0 WRIA IBR

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I YESTERDAY’S HARVEST Sat 1(i/Sun 17. 10am—5pm. Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Millfield. Livingston. £2.20 (£1.10). 01506 41-1957. It's traditional harvest time at Almond Valley. where the permanent collection of old working farm machinery will be put through its paces on specially grown crops of oats. barlev and potatoes. Lots of family- orientated fare will also be on offer.

I GRAMPIAN MOTORCYCLE CONVENTION Stilt 10. noon—4.30pm. Grampian Transport Museum. Alford.

Aberdeenshire. (119755 62292. £2.50

(£1.50/£ l ). S"e photo caption.

I TOMIHTOUL HIGHLAND FLING lr'ri S-Siin 10. Various venues around Toinintoul ( 14 miles SE of Grantown-on-Spev on the

A939). Look out Edinburgh! 'l‘oniintoul

has it‘s own Festival and there's no holding them back. The highest brew er} in Britain is the centre for a beer festival hosting twenty ales front independent Scottish breweries. Some 3() folk groups

I will be playing in the local ptibs and halls

over the weekend and there will be performances of drama. highland dancing and poetry. There will also be an art

, exhibition. craft fair and ecology



Townhead Road. Coatbridge. Free. Details i

I FUHGUS FORAY Sun 10.2»4pni. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. Free. Details on 013552 36644.

I FUHGI MADE EASY Sun 17. 2.30-1.30pm. Drumpellier Countrv Park.

01101236 422257.

I FUHGI AND NATURAL CYCLES Sun 17. 2-4pm. Bothwell Castle car park. off Castle Avenue. Bothwell. Free. Details on 01698 263138.

A chance to learn _vour invcological onions with these walks for beginners.

Phone first to confirm all walks are going ahead.

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I7, 10am-6pm. Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. Coatbridge. Free. 01230-131261. Hobbyists and

model-makers from all over Scotland

descend on Sumerlee this weekcnd with their fascinating artifacts Everything from miniature fairgrounds to .‘sleccano clocks and boats on the canal is cspectcd. so don‘t forget to take vour dad.


10atn- 5pm. Scottish Maritime Museum. l-larboutside. Irvine L2 iacconipanied clnldrcd tree). .-\ must for pottei'ers-about in. on or under the water. ()ne hundred stalls will be selling from the lowltest washer to the grandest teak tiller Ticket tncltides entry to the Maritime museum which has displays of boats both in atid otit of the water. Highlights include the

mffer ‘S iartan'. star of I’iim/mnilv and I

the S\' Carrick

the oldest surviving clipper ship in the world w Inch is under restoration. Weather permitting. the steam _vacht ‘Carola’. btiilt 97 wars ago. will take passenger on a sail around Irvine


Sat lb. 10.nn ~3pni. Di'unipellier Country

Park. Tow nhead Road. (‘oalbrtdge lircc. 0123b 422257. This is the )ear of the hog and we are talking ecologv not bathrooms

: here? Drumpellier bog is diving out

because drainage ditches have been dug in the past. allowing birches to grow, speeding up the drainage process. The

‘, Drtnnpellier Conservation Volunteers.

w ho spent June chopping dowti the voting Birch. are now building danis that the_v hope w ill Iiclp retain the w atcr level on the

I WILD WINE Sun 17. 2 -~Ipin.

(_‘hatelherault. I‘erniegair. Hamilton. l‘rce.

, Advance booking essential on 01698

426213. Cheekv wee connoisenrs of the

; grape are welcome to be persuaded of the T delights of hedgerow wine. .lust add sugar

and )etist‘.’ Well not none. but the resulting

brew is normallv highlv intosicating.


SAFARI Sat 9/Sun 10 and Sat Ib/Sun l7. 1(1ani~(ipin (activities 11am-4pm).

Kelburn Castle and ('otitttt‘} Centre. Sotith f ()flices. l'an‘lie. Ayrshire. £3.50 (£21.

(II-I75 Stibob’fi. On Sat 9 and Sun 10. the

: Woodcraft liolk bring their (ianies Workshops to Kelburn for a weekend of

I kids games, face painting and activities.

The following week nd there is a chance to find out more about the tiny creatures which liv e III the woods and waterways of


l GRAMPIAN MOTORCYCLE CONVENTION Sun 10, Ham—4.30pm. Crampian Transport

Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire. 019755 62292. £2.50 (21.50/21). Although the big

2 road racers will be very much in evidence, the highlight of this annual convention is f the moped marathon, run in aid of the charity SPARKS. Teams come from all over the ; country to compete for the honour of raising the Convention Con-Rod Trophy and

! popping a bottle of lrn Bru. This day out is a must for all lovers of motorised two- wheel vehicles, with displays of vintage, classic and modern machines, club and trade stands, special demonstrations of classic racing bikes, arena trials, a custom show and fun fair. Alford’s tarmac circuit with landscaped safety areas provides an excellent venue to display competition motorcycles, which this year include several examples of the classic AJS 7R ‘Boy Racer’, a Rickman Mettisse Triumph and 3 Rob North-framed Formula 750 Trident ‘Slippery Jock’.

66 The List 8—21 Sept 1995