This section gives details ol selected events taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh and around Scotland this lortnight. listings are compiled by date, place and then event. listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.



I Sightseeing Cruises Edinburgh Canal Centre. 27 Baird Road. Ratho. 0l3l 333 I320. 2.30-3.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Half-hour sightseeing cruise aboard a vintage motor launch with comprehensive commentary and refreshments.


I Braveheart Weekend Ettrick Forest. Info: 0l786 450335. 9am—5pm. A sponsored walk of approximately fourteen miles following in the footsteps of William Wallace in the Ettrick Forest. The forest was the natural fortress that Wallace used as a base. it was here that he and his supporters stood alone against Edward for a decade from 1297. The walk visits the significant sites still connected to Willie and explores the remains of the mighty forest.

SUNDAY 8 Edinburgh

I Sightseeing Cruises See Sat 7.


I Highland Games Hay Lodge Park. lnfo: Ol72l 722052. ll.30am—5.30pm. £2 (£1). Pipe band competition. Highland dancing. tug 0' war competition and marching bands.


I Braveheart Weekend See Sat 7.

I Stirling Castle Extravaganza Stirling Castle. Info: 013] 668 8800. l2.30—4.30pm. £3.50 (£2/£l ). See one of Scotland's grandest castles come alive with a huge selection of historical entertainment. Top Jacobite fight display team The Clann will impress you with their dazzling array of weaponry and consummate combat skills. As if that isn‘t enough. there is music. dancing. drama and storytelling to ensure a memorable experience.

FRIDAY 13 Edinburgh

I World Supercar and Motorsport Show Royal Highland Centre. lngliston. Info: Ol383 723337. various times. £5. See photo caption.



I Giant VIP CD and ilecord Fair SliCC. Finnieston Quay. (H41 248 9999. 10am—6pm. £2. The fair presents a selection ofCl)s. records. tapes. books and memorabilia almost unrivalled under one roof anywhere in the UK. Among the exhibitors will be Patrick Egglc Guitars selling a range including the Berlin Guitar. current holder of guitar of the year award. Also. valued at £l500. a signed Wet Wet Wet guitar will be presented to a competition winner on Sunday. Dealers will be arriving from all over the world to buy and sell the wares with CDs starting at 99p and vinyl at 50p. A bargain hunter‘s paradise.


I Archaeology Day Kilmartin House. Kilmartin. 0l546 510278. l0am~5pm. Free. What might you bring home from a Mesolithic hunting trip'.’ Wild boar.

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I lEllCllAllS AlliSiIDW lloyal Air Force Base, leuchars, 01334 839000, Sat 14, 8am-6pm, £856 (ES/£5). The liAF’s premier tighter base is the venue tor the country’s largest single day airshow. Over 100 aircratt irom around the world (including the llSA’s 8-18 and 8-52 Giant Bombers) will be there tor six hours oi

large exhibition hangars, military displays,

vintage vehicles, a iunlair and craft lair which, you would have thought, would cater ior almost all. A rattle is also to be organised with the top prices a personalised llover 100 llnlghtsbrldge Car, £1000 oi Thomas Cook holiday Vouchers and a 8reltllng Colt Wristwatch. And remember, do leave the pets at home. They get a bit irisky at

I WDIlID SDPEIlCAll AND MOT0llSPOIiT SIIDW Iloyal ilighland Centre, lngliston. Into:

01383 723337, Fri 13, noon-9pm, Sat 14, 10am-9pm, Sun 15, 10am—6pm, £6 (£3/E1). The most eagerly awaited Motor Show lor years leatures the quickest and most exciting sports and supercars in the world, gathered together lor the tirst time under one root in Scotland. Ferrari are displaying their sensational new 200mph F50 alongside the F40, 4SSGT and the Daytona oi which there are only seven in the world. Porsche models will also have a major presence, including the newly launched Speedster with its iounwheel drive twin turbo, and the brand new glass-rooted Targa. 0ther star exhibits come lrom Jaguar, Maserati, lamborghini, Aston Martin and newly launched models from lotus with the awesome Elise and V8 Esprit. The World Supercar and Motorsport Show otters motor lans a real alternative to the more

traditional Scottish Motor Show.

limpets. razor fish and eels are among the delicacies on the menu during a day of prehistoric activities as part of National Archaeology Day and European Heritage Day. This new centre is inviting people to Come and learn ancient skills such as flint knapping. fire-lighting with a bow-drill and rope-making with nettle fibre.

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I leuchars Airshow Royal Air Force Base. Leuchars. 01334 839000. 8am—6pm. £8/£6 (£6/£5). See photo caption.

Various Venues

I Doors Open Day Info: The Scottish Civic Trust on 0l~ll 22! H66. Another September means another chance to explore. free ofcharge of course. Scotland‘s tnost fascinating buildings which are normally out of bounds to Joe and Josie Public. Over 500 buildings of all ages and types will be opening their doors in 26 areas across the country. ()1) the menu is a feast of fire stations. windmills. country houses. historic churches. printing works. lighthouses and much more. Major locations are the Maryhill Fire Station. Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian. Milnathort Wastewater Treatment Plant and Kintyre Heritage Centre. The Scottish Civic Trust has a National Handbook listing all the locations and programme details.



I Giant VIP C0 and liecord Fair See Saturday l-l. l0am—4pm.


I Cammo Open Day The C ammo Estate. Cammo Road. l lam—4pm. Free. Billed as a big countryside day out for all the family. attractions include fungal forays. puppet shows. guided walks. quizzes and bird box making.

I White Cockade Society Edinburgh Castle. Info: 013! 668 8800, Ham—4pm. £5.50 (£3.50/£ l .50). The White Cockade society presents a living history performance of a garrison at the time of the I745 Jacobite Uprising. Visitors have the opportunity to see a re-enactment of 18th century camp life and displays of

life-threatening weaponry


I Scottish Ilational iload llun Scottish Vintage Bus Museum. Info: (H383 7202-“. noon. £3.50 (£|.50). ()pen road run from the museum to Bo‘ness for all historic vehicles from cars and small vans to buses and large lorries.

Various Venues I Doors Open Day See Sat l-l.

WEDNESDAY 18 Edinburgh

I Scottish llennel Club Championship Dog Show Royal Highland Showground. lngliston. info: 0l3| 557 2877. 9.30am—5pm. £3 l ). Championship dog show featuring over 5000 dogs from over 100 breeds.

THURSDAY 19 Edinburgh

I Scottish Kennel Club Championship Dog Show See Wetl l8.

Draveheart Weekend: Mel Gibson won’t be there but similarly clad lads will be strutting their stuil la Ettrlck Forest

so The List 6-l9 Sept I996