Scotland II the Second World War Many Polish soldiers came to Scotland in the 40s. Their mark is left in this exhibition of uniforms, insignia and equipment, as well as drawings. prints and other personal materials.

I WRITERS MUSEUM Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Free. A treasureshouse of items relating to three of Scotland’s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.



I ROZELE RINSE GALLERY Monument Road, 01292 445447. Mon-Sat

10am—5 m.

1'. S. eel Watercolour: and Drawings by m Hester: Until 13 Jan. The watercolours of T. 8. Bell. shown alongside drawings by Lesley Hunter. Wyndham Lewis and Robert Colquhoun among others


I LINE GALLERY 222a High Street. 01506 670268. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (not Wed); Sun noon—4pm.

Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs tails Until 24 Dec. As the name would suggest. this exhibition is by, for and about men.


I SMITH ART GALLERY 8: MOSELIM Dumbarton Road, 01786 471917. Tue—Sat 10.30am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Abra- eues -Tbe War Posters Until 14 Jan. Some of the most memorable images of World War 11 are attributable to one man - Abram Games, the only official poster designer the Army has ever had. As well as the familiar images, the exhibition also includes a few ‘controversial’ posters banned by Bevin and Churchill, which haven’t been seen for 50 years.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow



11 November - 13 January (closed 23/12/95 - 3/1/96)

The Mackintosh House will be closed lot relurbishment 27mm- 41in 6hJ 1996 t ec - t an ADMISSION FREE (Closed Dec 24. 25, 26, 31 & Jan) 0141 330 5431 Mon-Fri 10.30-6; Sat 10-4

Extended public access supported with 22A DUNDAS ST. EDINBURGH EH3 6JN funds lrom Glasgow City Council. m



lectures are listed by city, then by date.


llalzlel and Scullion CCA. Sat 16 Dec. 2pm. Free. Writer and critic Judith Findlay in conversation with the two artists.


-‘l’he Penrose Collection Scottish National

Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 18 Dec, 12.45pm. Free. Richard Calvocoressi looks at the Gallery's newly acquired Dada and Surrealist collection.

A Jacobite Baptism Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 20 Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Elizabeth Allen gives a talk. landscape with lluntstnen and Dead Game National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 22 Dec, 12.45pm. Free. Julia Lloyd Williams discusses this attractively titled work by Jan Weenix.

llennlng langenheim City Art Centre. Fri 5.1an. 12.30pm. The artist talks about his photographs in the After Auschwitz exhibition. taken during visits to scenes of Nazi atrocities.

Altered Images National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 5 Jan. 12.45pm. Free. Nicola Christie gives a talk.

Ben Nicholson Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 81am. 12.45pm. Free. Following the arrival of eight works by Nicholson, on loan to the Gallery until the end of January. Victoria Keller discusses the work of one of the most important British artists of this century.

A Justified Sinner? Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed lOlan, 12.45pm. Free. Susan Edwards gives a talk.



Over 150 Works by over 60 Gallery Artists inc. Paintings. Prints, Ceramics. Sculpture. Jewellery. Silk Scarves. Wooden Boxes & Masks.


compass gallery

178 west regent st. glasgow 32 «I scotland. 041-221 6370 fax: 041-248 1322 Until 3 1 st January

Compass Annual Christmas Show


100's of small paintings, ceramics, prints, sculpture & jewellery

Mon-Sat 10am -5.30pm



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and llew Year’s Day), flan-5pm. Fairlie, Ayrshire. 01475 568685. £1.75 (21). Although Kelburn’s main attractions are closed for the winter, they still have a range of activities organised over Christmas and the park is a good venue tor a winter

This section gives details at selected events taking place In and around the Central Belt of Scotland this lortnlght. Events are listed by area and then alphabetically. All submissions should be accotnpanled by a contact phone number for our lnlonnatlon. Days Out compiled by Thorn lllbdln.


I DISCOVERY POINT Mon-Sat: 10am—4pm; Sun: 11am—4pm (closed 25 Dec, l/21an). Discovery Quay. Dundee. 01382 201 245. £4 (£2.90). Excellent exhibition around Scott's ship RRS Discovery. built in Dundee in 1901 to withstand the Antarctic ice. Includes plenty of interesting reconstructions and explanations of Scott's explorations.

I MILLS OBSERVATORY Mon-Fri: 3-1pm; Sat: 2-5pm (closed 25/26 Dec, 1—3 Jan). Mills Observatory, Balgay Park, Dundee. 01382 667138. Free. Displays about astronomy and space exploration. with a chance to look through the 10in reflecting telescope weather permitting. Fri 15 Dec is the observatory's monthly open evening with planetarium shows at 7.15pm. 8pm and 8.45pm.


I BUDDY HIN.LY Sun 17, 2—4pm. Benarty Community Centre and Kelly Community Centre, Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly. Fife. 01592 414300. Free. Two places to make holly wreaths. Take a wire coat hanger!

I CHRISTMAS ROBIN WEEKEND Sat l6/Sun 17 Dec, noon-4pm. Vane Farm RSPB Nature Reserve, Loch Leven (off the B9097). 01577 862355. Vane Farm's traditional festive weekend takes the theme of robins and other familiar winter garden birds. Fun for all the family. including Christmas bird crafts, bird-face painting and festive food for birds and people. The reserve is open daily, 10am—4pm.

I COMPUTER FAIR Sun 17 Dec. 10am-4pm. MacRobert Pavillion. Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. £2.50 (£1.50) A dozen Scottish computer retailers show off their wares for home use.

I CRAFT FAIR Sat 16—Sat 23 Dec. 10.30am—5.30pm (Thurs: 10.30am—7.30pm). Assembly Room, George Street, Edinburgh. 75p (40p). Buy your Christmas pressies direct from the

crafLspeople who make them.

I DEEP-SEA WORLD Wed-Fri: 10am—4pm; Sat/Sun and 26 Dec—6 Dec: 10am—6pm. Deep-Sea World. North Queensferry. Fife. 01383 411411. £5.50 (£3.50). Scotland's biggest walk-through aquarium. Hands-on exhibits do not include the big sharks. Cafe.

I RAPTORS IN OPLAND FOREST Thurs 11 Jan. 3pm. Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh. Free. Ecologist Dr Steve Petty lectures on how diverse raptor communities reflect biologically diverse forests.

I ROYAL OBSERVATORY Sat—Thurs: l—Spm; Fri: l-9pm, closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan. Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh. 0131 668 8405. £2 (£1.25). Public telescopes open 7—9pm on clear weekday nights. Phone after 4pm on the day to book. The excellent ‘Universe' exhibition continues to interest with its models, videos, computer games and photographs of space. Russell Eberst lectures on The Night Sky In January on Fri 15 at 7.30pm.

I SPOKES WINTER RIDE Sun 7 Jan, 10am. Meet at Usher Hall. Lothian Road. Free. A leisurely 35-(ish)-mile ride with the folk from Lothian’s pro-cycling campaign. Pub/cafe lunch.


I ABERDEEN WINTER FESTIVAL Sun 17. 24 Dec. 10am—6pm. Union Street. Aberdeen. Union Street will be closed to traffic on the Sundays leading up to Christmas. Besides the chance to run all over the road, there will masses going on, including puppet shows and street entertainers to brighten up your shopping hell.

I HOGMANAY CELEBRATION Sun 31. late-later! Union Terrace Gardens. Aberdeen. Free. The city’s official Hogmanay bash with entertainment to cater for all tastes. See the New Year in with a spectacular sound. laser and light


I STONEHAVEN FIREBALL CEREMONY Sun 31 Dec, from midnight. Stonehaven High Street and Old Town, Kincardineshire. Anyone can enter the fireball swinging paganism. All you need is a fireball: tar and woodshavings enclosed in wire netting on the end of a wire. The winner is the person who travels furthest with their fireball still alight.

“The List 15 Dec 1995-11 Jan 1996