Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sports listings compiled by 1 Philip Dorward.

Glasgow I Race Days Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.

FOOTBALL I 1 Saturday 21


I Aberdeen v Partick Thistle Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. I Hibs V Motherwell Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Kilmarnock v Celtic Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. 3pm. Celtic manager Tommy Burn’s bi-seasonal visit to the club he left two years ago. and they still haven't forgiven him for it.

I Raith Rovers v Falkirk Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Rangers v Hearts Ibrox. [{tliiiistori Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.


I Dundee v Clydebank Delis Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Dunfermline v Dumbarton l-fast lind Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. I Hamilton v Dundee United l-‘irhill Park. Firhill Road. 3pm.

I Morton v St Johnstone Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

I St Mirren v Airdrie St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.


I Berwick v Stranraer Sielfteld Park. Tweedmouth. Berwick-upon-Tweed. 3pm. I Clyde v Ayr United Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

I East Fife V Forfar Bayview Park.

3 Methil. Fife. 3pm.

I Montrose v Stirling Albion Links Park. Wellington Street. Montrose. 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v 008 ()chilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir. 3pm.

Monday 23


f I Scotland v Faroe Islands Palmerston

: Park. 'l‘erregles Street. Dumfries. 7pm. Hoping to do better than last titne round.

when they failed to pick tip a Europoint.

Scotland's women aim to emulate their male counterparts' knack of beating the so-called minnows from the Faroe Islands and head for Euro 96.

Saturday 28


1 I Celtic v Aberdeen Celtic Park.

Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

. I Falkirk V Hearts Brockville Park. H I Street. Falkirk. 3pm. r I Hibs v Kilmarnock Easter Road

Stadium. Albion Street. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Partick Thistle v Motherwell Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Rangers Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm. Both sides need all the form they can get as they prepare for Bayern Munich and Juventus.

78 The List 20 Oct-2 Nov I995


ln-line skates: you’ve got to roll with them

Americans seem to have a flair for pointless outdoor activity. Ideas that must look daft on the drawing board are speedily developed with a view to thrills and spills and, of course, enormous profits. ln-Iine skating is yet another in a long sequence of silly American ideas whose time seems to have come. A weird amalgam of ice and roller-skating, in-line skating has been off the drawing board for a few years, but broader popularity was slow in coming. For a while, ‘rollerblades’ - a far cooler item than four-wheel roller-skates - were almost exclusively used by frustrated, rinkless ice-skaters. It’s only over the


I Currie v Glasgow High/Kelvinside

- Malleny Park. Balerno. 3pm.

J I Dundee HS FP v Kelso leyflcIti.

past couple of years that everyone else has cottoned on.

That is particularly the case in New : York City, where in-line skaters flood the streets, gliding smoothly uptown and back downtown, slicing through traffic on their way to work or skating just for the hell of it. All across the United States, hundreds of thousands have taken to in-lining: roller-hockey games are televised throughout the summer and in-line skaters take their place alongside skateboarders - ready to ride ramp, or turn the streets into an elaborate obstacle course.

In Scotland, for Central Park read Kelvingrove or the Common Green on any sunny Sunday afternoon. Sure, in- line skating has yet to catch fire on this side of the Atlantic, but it’s surely only a matter of time. This past summer, Greaves Sport in Glasgow were shifting up to six pairs per day. ‘All types of people were buying them,’ says Claire Whiteford, a sales assistant in their Gordon Street shop. ‘They start at £80 in adult sizes and run to over £200, with protective gear (wrist, elbow and knee pads] retailing at £30 per pack.’

' The expense was a consideration for Geoff, a student who skates regularly around Glasgow’s West End. ‘I couldn’t afford them at first, but in-Iining is just too good to let a little thing like cash get in the way. I begged, borrowed and borrowed some more to get these,’ he says, nodding down at his jet-black skates. ‘How, I wear them everywhere; just tearing it up around town.’ (John Richardson)


I Airdie V Dundee Broadworxl Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

I Clydebank v Hamilton Kilbowie Park. Arran Place. Clydebank. 3pm.

I Dumbarton v Morton Boglicad Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Dundee United v Dunfermline Tatmadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v St Mirren McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.

SECOND DIVISION I Ayr United V East Fife Somerset Park. Tryfield Place. Ayr. 3pm. I Forfar V Clyde Station Park. Carseview Road. Forfar. 3pm. I OOS V Montrose Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm. I Stirling Albion v Berwick Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. . Stirling. 3pm. I Stranraer v Stenhousemuir Stair Park. London Road. Stranraer. 3pm.

Thursday 2

I Edinburgh Races Edinburgh Racecourse. h'lusselburgh. First race 1.40pm. Flat Racing.

Saturday 21


I Boroughmuir v Melrose Meggetland. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Gala v Edinburgh Academicals Netherdale. Galashiels. 3pm.

I Heriot’s FP V Hawick Goldenacre. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Stirling County v Watsonians Bridgehaugh. Stirling. 3pm. After their early season hiccups. rejuvenated Stirling take on the Hastings brothers ('1 ul.

Arbroath Road. Dundee. 3pm.

I Jed-Forest v West of Scotland : Riverside Park. Jedburgh. 3pm.

I Selkirk v Stewart’s Melville FP

Philiphaugh. Selkirk. 3pm. DIVISION 3

I Corstorphine v Musselburgh Union

A Park. Carrickknowe Parkway. Edinburgh.


, I Glasgow Academicals v Kirkcaldy New

Anniesland. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Grangemouth v Biggar Glensburgh. Grangemouth. 3pm.

I Preston Lodge FP v Peebles Pennypit Park. Rope Walk. Prestonpans. 3pm.

Saturday 28


I Edinburgh Academicals v Stirling County Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Gala v Boroughmuir Netherdale. Galashiels. 3pm.

I Hawick v Melrose Mansfield Park.

Hawick. 3pm.

I Watsonians v Heriots EP Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. DIVISION 2

I Dundee HS EP v Currie Mayfteld. At'broath Road. Dundee. 3pm.

I Ketso V Selkirk Poynder Park. Poynder Place. Bowmont. Kelso. 3pm.

I Stewart’s Melville FP v Jed-Forest

f lnverleith. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I West of Scotland v Glasgow High/Kelvinside Burnbrae. Glasgow Road.

Milngavie. Glasgow. 3pm. ' DIVISION 3 I Glasgow Academicals v Grangemouth ; New Anniesland. Glasgow. 3pm. I Kirkcaldy v Corstorphine Beveridge

Park. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Musselburgh v Preston Lodge FP Stoneyhill. Musselburgh. 3pm.

I Peebles V Diggar Gytes Leisure Centre.

Peebles. 3pm.

SPEEDWAY I Sunday 22

I Glasgow Tigers v Edinburgh Shawficld

Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613

' l552. 6.30pm. £7.50 including race card.

£3.50 for kids and OAPs. Premier League match. Final meet of the season and what better finale than these old enemies.

I Saturday 28

I RYA Scotland Champion of Champions Dalgety Bay. Fife. It's not often you see Fireballs and Lasers (classes of yachts) in Fife but that's what happens when the cream of Scotland's dinghy world get

together for their annual jamboree. The frenetic and colourful racing starts at noon

and continues on Sunday.