finds a new home at The Palais. Playlist features a mix of classic dance and the best of 70s and 80s retro.

I Noochie at The Citrus. 11pm-3am. £2. Shameless chart hits all the way: from the 70s. the 80s and the 90s. Pre-club drinks and free tickets available from Christie's round the comer.

I lift at The Attic. 10.30pm—3am. 2am curfew. £3. Lager and special 95p a pint. Vodka and mixer 95p. Premium quality techno. trance and acid from residents Pac and McKenzie. and occasional special guests. Well worth checking out.

I Madchester at The Music Box. 11pm-3am. £3. 16 Nov. Fortnightly. Oh yes. it's the dreaded return of baggy Stone Roses. Black Grape. The Charlatans. Happy Mondays and The lnspirals all feature on the playlist of this new club. Dig out those flares. adopt a Salford accent and start guming now! Please note the change of venue.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm-3am. £4 (£3). Midweek edition of Sir Ossie's eternally popular Mambo: expect the same uptempo sounds as Saturdays: Latin. salsa. reggae. funk and soul.

I The Mothershlp at The Venue. lOpm—3am. £4 (£3). 16 Nov. Fortnightly. Top notch jazz funk spurt by resident DJs Gino and Fryer. Chilled roots reggae downstairs.

I Naked at The Venue. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 23 Nov. Fortnightly. New night hosted by Peter Lomax. Darren Smith and Ross Keddie playing house and garage. I Pants at Stones. 8pm-lam. Free.



Quality indie music from the Katch DJs with various drink promos to help you on your way. Spirits from 50p a nip.

16 Nov. Fortnightly. Trendy Wendy continues her quest to fearlessly explore

i I Tackno at The Vaults. 10pm—3am. £4.

the realms of bad taste pop music. Dress

to distress!

I Tango’d at 8100. 10.30pm—3am. £3. 23 Nov. Fortnightly. Promising new club sees resident Craig Gillespie largin' it up with some seriously uplifting house music. Downstairs sees Jim and Duncan chilling with anything frotn hip hop tojungle. Cheap drinks as well. what more do you want?

; I Thelonious at The Basement.

9pm—lam. Free. The Thelonious posse jatn itjazz-funk style in the Broughton

.3 Street bar. I The Unspoken Thlng at Negociants. ? 10pm-3am. Free. The Merry Pranksters

host this weekly shindig with a lethal combination of trip hop. techno. ambience and general wierdness: from Mo Wax to M u-'/.iq. Prodigy to Portishead.

I lrn Bru Experience at SECC. 4pm—midnight. £14. 25 Nov only. Two halls bounce to the sounds of Lenny Dee (NYC). Ruffneck Alliance (Holland). Mastervibe. Mary Kiani. Bass Generator. Wizard. Chill FM. Marc Smith. Mikey B.

Active Force. Renegade and Static. Force

and Evolution plus George Bowie

broadcasting live from the event on Clyde FM.

I Bocksy’s Basement 40 New Sneddon

f Street. Paisley. 552 5791.

I The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street. 204

All clubs listed above take place at one oi the following venues, which can be contacted for further details.

I The 13th Note 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638.

I Archaos 25 Queen Street. 204 3189.

I The Arches Midland Street (offJamaica Street). 221 9736.

I The Arena 15—27 Oswald Street. 221 3010.

I The Attic (enter through The Garage). 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120.

I Bar 1010 Mitchell Lane (off Mitchell Street). 221 8353.

I Bennet‘s 80—90 Glassford Street. 552 5761.

I Blackiriars Underground (below Blackfriars). 36 Bell Street. 552 5924.

I Care Cini 81 Renfield Street. 353 2807. I The Cathotrse 15 Union Street. 248 6606.

I Caledonian University Student Union 70 Cowcaddens Road. 332 0682.

I CCA Cate Bar 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7864.

I Cleopatra’s. 508 Great Western Road. Kelvinbn’dge. 334 0560.

I Club Xchange 25 Royal Exchange Square. 204 4599.

I The Corner 2 St George's Road. 332 1625.

I Cotton Club 5 Scott Street. 332 0712. I Fury Murry’s 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 l.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 I 120.

I Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street. 332 0691.

I Glasgow University Union 32 University Avenue. 339 8697.

I Maxaluna 410 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1003.

I Nlco‘s 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736.

I Beds 379 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1635. I B.G.’s 73 Queen Street. 221 2200.

I Rhapsody 240 Bath Street. 353 2306.

I Rooftops 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883.

I Strathclyde University Student Union 90 John Street. 552 1895.

I Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600.


‘1 I The Venue 474 Sauchiehall Street. 353


I The Volcano l5 Benalder Street. 337 1100.

I The Voodoo Room Cambridge Street. 332 3437.

I Assembly Rooms, George Street, 220

4349. I The Attic Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225


g I The Basement Broughton Street. 557 0097.

I La Belle Angele ll Hasties Close. 225

I 8100 King‘s Stables Road. I Cavendish West Tollcross.

2774. 229 2234. 228 3252.

I Century 2000 31 l.othian Road. 229 77670.

I The Citrus Grindlay Street. 229 6697.

3 I The City Cafe Blair Street. 2200125.

I The lane 7 Queensferry Street Lane. 226 6828. I MGM Cinema Lothian Road. 228 1638. I Minus One (Carlton Highland Hotel) North Bridge. 556 7277. I Moray House Holyrood Road. 556 5184. '

I The Music Box 9c Victoria Street. 225


I Negociants Lothian Street. 225 6313. I The New Calton Calton Road. 558 3776.

I The Palais l2 Shandwick Place. 226 2266.

I Red Hot Pepper Club 3 Semple Street.

Tollcross. 229 7733.

. I The Rocking Horse Cowgate. 225 3326. I St James Oyster Bar 2 Calton Road.

j I Stones 24—26 Frederick Street. 220


I The Subway Cowgate. 225 6766.

i I The Vaults 15—17 Niddry Street.

1 I The Venue Calton Road. 557 3073.

i I The Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442.



This section gives details oi selected events taking place in and around the central belt of Scotland this fortnight. Events are listed by area and then alphabetically.


I Christmas Street Parade Sat 18 Nov. 2pm. Swing Park. Aberfoyle. Info: 01877 382850. What better excuse. if one be needed. to dress up as a goblin. elf or fairy. than to accompany Santa Claus down the streets of Aberfoyle. especially when there’s a prize for the best outfit -- and it’s notjust for kids either. Revellers will be serenaded by the Callander Pipe Band and receive complimentary punch and fairy-cakes as well as free entry into Hopscotch Theatre‘s production of The Wizard ()j'Oz.

might sound. this involves chopping down and burning conifers to make way for native trees lunch and tools provided.

I Trees From Seeds Sat 25 Nov. 2.30pm.

; Palacerigg Country Park Visitor Centre. 3 01236 720047. Pick up a few tips and

help the professionals plan this year‘s seeds and berries.

I Tree-telling Sun 26 Nov. lOam—4pm. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505 84282. Volunteer day at the Castle Semple Centre.

I Can’t see the Woods for the Trees Sun 26 Nov. 2—3.30pm. Craigends Visitor

: Centre. Mugdock Country Park.

Everything you ever wanted to know

about trees but didn’t know who to ask. i I National Tree Walk Sun 26 Nov.

l—3pm. Lochore Meadows Country Park

Centre. Lochgelly. Fife. 01592 414300. 7 Do yourself and the planet sotne good as

. you exercise those legs. fill those lungs


I Papennaking Sat 18/Sun 19 Nov. 11am 1 & 3pm. Royal Botanic Garden. Edinburgh. 552 7171. Ever wonder how the paper you‘re currently holding between your fingers is made? Well. according to the Royal Botanic Garden. you just ‘dangle your deckle in a vat of mushy pulp. then lift out a sheet of paper.‘ So ifyou fancy dangling your deckle. join * Susan Basham's Papermaking Workshop ' and she'll show you how.

and plant those trees.

I Tree Planting Sun 26 Nov. 10am. Townhill Country Park Centre. 01383 725596. The British Isles have less land

; covered in woodland than anywhere else

1 in Europe. Join the Dunfermline Ranger

Service as they try to redress the balance. I Woodland Trust Tree Planting Sun 26

. Nov. 11am—3pm. Land at East Whitburn.

; West Lothian. The trust aim to plant 1000

new trees. so they need all the help they

3 can get. Phone Noelle Hetcher on 01476 74297 for directions.

: For more info phone the National Tree

WHERE-I I Victorian Bazaar Fri 24 noon—5pm; Sat 25 Nov 10am~3.30pm. City Chambers, Glasgow. Info: 649 1537. The words ‘ye' and ‘olde' are guaranteed to feature widely at this 19th century extravaganza. along with lots of breeches and bloomer~ clad folk selling you Christmas goodies and ‘Victoriana' in aid of St Mary's Cathedral. Santa Claus will make a guest appearance on Saturday. while those too old to climb onto the big guy‘s knee can play on the Wheel of Fortune or dress up fora ‘Good Old Days' evening on Friday night.

I Young Scot Expo Sun 19—21 Nov. Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow. 227 5511. When you're young. the word ‘advice' can often by synonymous with the words . ‘condescending‘ and ‘patronising‘. Not so at the Young Scot Expo. where those aged 15-26 can garnerjust about everything you need to survive being a 90s youth. Education. health. travel. careers. sport. politics. drugs. money and housing are just some of the topics covered by over 180 exhibitors. plus seminars and a mind- boggling (sorry. expanding) full-day workshop on positive thinking and mental 1 fitness.


Here's your chance to put something back i into the earth (literally) by pulling on yourl boots and gloves and joining in the 21st National Tree Week 22 Nov—3 Dec. All those TV news clips of numerous politicians/royaltylcelebs toiling away with a shovel will finally come in handy as you copy their technique at one of the following events:

I Spruce Bashing Sat 25 Nov. 10am—3.30pm. Chatelherault Country Park. 01698 426213. Not as painful as it

Week Hotline on 0171 828 9928.


' Christmas is still five weeks away. but if

you're already itching to spend some money and want to avoid the High Street.

3 check out one of the following craft and design fairs. all of which. the promoters

assure us. are ‘visual feasts full of the best in Scottish craftwork‘. with prices starting from as little as 60p.

1 I Sat 18 Nov:

Helensburgh. Victoria Halls. 10am—4.30pm. 60p (30p). Edinburgh. Royal Highland Centre.

j Ingliston. (Sat l8/Sun l9) Ham—5pm. , £1.20 (80p). I Fri 24-26 Nov:

Glasgow. SECC. 9.30am—‘5.30pm. £4 (kids free). Crafts Alive are the giants of the craft fair world. and modestly claim

1 that 'you've never seen a real craft show

until you‘ve seen one ofours'. They could well be right. since the demonstrations alone make the rather stiff entrance fee

seem justified. and with over 300

exhibitors touting anything from oriental games and ceramics. to kites and indoor

waterfalls. this is most definitely m)! your

average rag doll and doily sale.

I Sat 25 Nov:

St Andrews. Town Hall. 10am—4.30prii. 60p (30p).

New Lanark. Visitor Centre. ()1555 661345. Sat 25/Sun 26 Nov. 1 1am—5pm.

2 50p (25p). The Visitor Centre's twice

yearly Food and Gift Fair promises the very best in Scottish food. with loads of lovely tucker to sample. plus lots of unusual gift-type things.

I Sun 26 Nov:

Dunfermline. Glen Pavilion. Pittencrieff Park. Ham-5pm. 60p (30p).

Glasgow. Union Building. llam—5pm. 75p(40p)

The list 17—30 Nov 1995 73