Allow the guides to take you round and give you the chance to speak to the pigs. clap a goat. visit l)uck City and meet the Frog Family. Who needs drugs'.’

I SAMBA DANCE CLASSES Sat 3 Aug. l0.30am- l pm. 3.30—5pm. Caledonian Hall. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleilh Row. Edinburgh. £4 (£2). ()l3l 552 7l7 l. The perfect opportunity to improve your lambada and learn new steps such as the merengue from the Dominican Republic or the Colombian cumbia. Alba Higgins of Dance Base will lead classes for those aged eight and over. Advance booking is strongly advised.

I TRUCKFEST SCOTLAND Sat 3—Sun 4 Aug. 9.30am—5.30pm. Royal Highland Centre. lnglislon. £7 (£3.50). £|8 family ticket. 0l775 76866l. See photo caption. I VDCRIE FESTIVAL DAY Still I I Aug.

l Iain—5pm. Vogrie Country Park. Gorebridge. Midlolhian. £2 (Free). 0l3l 660 7696. See photo caption.


I ARCHERS AT SPYNIE PALACE Sun 28 Jul. 2.30—4.30pm. Spynie Palace. Elgin. £l.50 (£l/75p). ()l3l 668 873-1. The former residence of the middle ages bishops of Moray plays llosl to the Forres Archers who will be displaying their skills and passing on their knowledge to budding Robin Hoods. A full-length suit of armour is recommended.

I CARRICK 800 BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT SOCIETY Sun 28 Jul. 2.30pm. Crossraguel Abbey. South Strathclyde. £l.20 (75p). ()l 3l 668 8800. Carrick 800 take you back to the famous feuds of the mighty Kennedy family of Carrick. Learn what fate the Earl of Cassillis has in store for the Commendator of the Abbey. Will the Bargany Kennedies be able to save him'.’ Living history at its best.

I COMPUTER FAIR Still 28 Jul. l0am-4pln. Mitchell Theatre. Charing Cross. Glasgow. £4 (£2). free to wheelchair users. ()l-ll 287 4855. For those bargains which can save you hundreds of pounds. this is the event for you. Includes a huge range ofCD-Roms at discount prices.

I VIKING DAY Still I Sept. lpm—5pm. Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. Fairlie. Ayrshire. £4 (£2.50). 01475 568685. Relive the violent past with Viking combat displays. children's games. folk tales. rune reading. crafts and music.

AND TEDDY FAIR Sat 26—Sun 27 Aug.

l l.30am-5pm (Sat). l0.30am—4.3()pm (Stilt). Falkirk Town Hall. Falkirk. £2 (£|.25). ()l32-l 506070. The number of miniatura across the country shows just how popular this hobby has become. There will be around 80 stands alld tmdles of free parking. For big cars. that is. not your Tonka Trucks.


I DUMFRIES FLOWER SHOW Sun 25—Mon 26 Aug. 2—7.30pm (Still). |0.3()am—5.30pm (Mon). l.oreburn Halls. Newal Ten'ace. Dumfries. £l (50p). ()l387 267096. Flower show with spectacular tribute to Robert Burns.

I LOCAL CRAFTS DISPLAY Sat 10 Aug. l0.30am-~lpm. The Museum. York Road. Newton Stewart. £ l. 0l67| 402472. The museum is open every day throughout the summer but this special occasion offers visitors a chance to see local craftsmen and women doing their thing.

I WICTOWN SNOW Wed 7 Aug. 9am—5pm. Bladnoch Park. Newton Stewart. 0|988 600622. Agricultural show with entertainment including a dog slltlw. horse driving. livestock parade. trade stands and marquee.


I CLAYMORE 95 Sat 3 Aug. l0am—~l.30pm. Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. £2 l ). family ticket £5. ()l3l 669 33-1-1. The Battles of Culloden and Rorkes Drift will be recreated lll miniature when hundreds of model soldiers get stuck in to each other in Scotland's biggest wargames exhibition. The show features displays of games rising model soldiers from wars throughout history as well as fantasy wargames based on novels such as the Lord 0/ The Rings. Many displays will be public participation games allowing visitors to smell the blood themselves. There will also be a number of trade stands selling books and models and a bring and buy stall. The event is being run by the South East Scotland Wargames Club in aid of the charities Children lst and the Scottish National Institution for the War Blinded. The organisers are hoping to surpass last year's total of

£ l-l()0.

I CORCIE CITY FARM GUIDED TOURS Mon-Fri. until 9 Aug. noon—lpm. Gorgie City Farm. 5| Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. £l (50p). 0| 3| 538 7263. Gorgie City l‘arm holds around 200 head of livestock.

I VOGBIE FESTIVAL DAY Sun 11 Aug, 11am-5pm. Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge, Midlothian. £2 (Free). For further information call 0131 660 7696. For those untamiliar with the Vogrie Festival, it is an annual feast of dance, music, puppetry, displays, cratt, stalls and children’s entertainment attracting thousands of visitors each year. There has been a large house at Vogrie tor several centuries but the present one dating from the 19th century has been restored and a nine-hole golf course has been created within its grounds. Over the past fifteen years, the Vogrie Estate has been developed as a country park while an extended adventure play area and equipment has been installed to provide the largest lacillty of its type in Lothian. This year’s shenanigans kick-oft at 11am and features Scotland's rugby captain llob Wainwright, celtlc rockers Burach and the Golden Lions Free Fall

Parachute Display Team who will take to the open air at a height oi 12,000ft.

I TRUCKFEST SCOTLAND Sat 3-Sun 4 Aug, 9.30m-5.30pm. lioyal highland Centre, Ingliston. £7 (£3.50), £18 family ticket. 01775 768661. An all-star cast is expected for this year’s Trucklest extravaganza. Scots sports heroes Ally Mccoist and Scott Hastings will be joined by stars from londons Burning and Home And Away. Special attractions will include a 999 emergency display, The Battle Of The Monster Trucks with giant car-crushing machines which recently appeared on Top Gear, the You Def wheelie truck and the unique jet engined Pirelli Pro Jet truck from Bullet About.

p and Wool Day Sunday July 28th

Stalls from 10.30am and events from 12.00pm - 5.00pm. A day for amateur and expert with sheep dog demonstrations, spinning, shearing, rare breed displays including llamas and alpacas. This year, learn how to use a sheep dog whistle!

Admission: Adults £3.80 Children £1.80 Family ticket £10.00 (includes entrance to the house)

TRaQualk Park

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 11am - 6pm

All entertainment free with your ticket.

Theatre, music, dance, children’s entertainment, crafts and complementary medicine. This year including: Heir of Insanity (aerial trapeze), Parachute Puppets, Savoum Stevenson & Ann Wood, Burach, Humff Family (Sat), Salsa Celtica (Sun), Shoestring Circus, Mr Boom, Major Mustard’s Travelling Show.

Tickets: Adults £9.00 (£7.50 in advance) Child/Con £5.00 (£4.50 in advance) Family £22.00 (£20.00 in advance)

NO DOGS PLEASE Tickets On sale at The Edinburgh Fringe Office Tel: 0131 225 5138 Traquair House Tel: 01896 830323/830785

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