Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Fixtures are correct at time ot publication, but may be attested by weather. Sports listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.


I Scottish Athletics Federation Senior Championships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. Full details on this event are available from the Scottish Athletics Federation on 0l3l 3l7 7320.

BADMINTON Saturday 11/Sunday 12

I East Oi Scotland Open Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. For all the background. the draw and times of the weekend's shuttlecock happenings at Meadowbank. give the organiser a call on 0l3l 229 6484.

Wednesday 22—Friday 24

I Senior District Championships Various venues. As a prelude to the senior finals in March. stones will be hurtling down the ice in Stranraer. Brora. Forest Hills and Lochgoilhead as they play host to the district trials. The full draw will be available from around the middle of January from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club on 0131 333 3003.

EEIER_ Saturday 11/Sunday 12

I Kelvin llomes Scottish Open University of Stirling. 9.30am—6pm. Two days of hot and lightning-fast sabre. foil and epée action for male and female fencers from

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just about anywhere (French and English competitors have joined the Scots iii the past) so long as they hold a current licence. Included in the two-day shenanigans is the British leg ofthe FIE‘s A Grade tourney. More information? Give the organiser a bell on 014! 445 1602.

FDDTBALL Saturday 11


I Duntennline v Dundee United East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. I Hearts V Celtic Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Kilmarnock v Raith Rovers Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm

I Motherwell V llibs Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.


I Clydebank V St Mirren Boghead Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I Dundee V Airdrie Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

I Morton V East File Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Particlt Thistle St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. I Stirling Albion V Falkittt Forthbank Stadium. Sprinkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Sunday 12


I Rangers v Aberdeen Ibrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm. The Dons will be looking for revenge after their last clash (also televised) when Walter Smith's men returned to Glasgow with a very handy 3-0 result under their belts. Expect lots of shots of Smith and Roy Aitken looking either frantic or glum or frantically glum.

Tuesday 14

PREMIER LEAGUE I Raith Rovers V Celtic Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 8pm.

Saturday 18


I Celtic V Ribs Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Hearts V Dundee United Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I ltilmarnoclt v Duntennline Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmat'nock. 3pm

I Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.

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


I Airdrie V St Mitten Broadwood Stadium. Cttmberttattld. 3pm.

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

I East File V Falkirlt Bayview Park. Wellesley Road. Methil. 3pm.

I Morton v Particlt Thistle Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

I Stirling Albion v St Johnstone Forthbank Stadium. Sprinkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Tuesday 21


I Raith Rovers v Bayern Munich Starks Park. Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy. 7.30pm. The Kirkcaldy side relive their brief moment of European glory with this visit from the UEFA Cup holders. See Hit List.

Wednesday 22


I Celtic v Bayern Munich Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Tonigltt it's Celtic’s turn to face the might of Klinsmann and co. The occasion is the testimonial for the one-club career of Peter Grant. See Hit List.

[HEE— Sunday 19

I Women‘s Senior Interdistrict For information on this indoor event. give the Scottish Hockey Union a ring on 013] 650 8 I70.

RUGBY UNION Saturday 18


I Scotland V Wales Mun'ayfteld Stadium. Edinburgh. 3pm. The Scots begin their 97 campaign with a visit from the once all- conquering Welsh. Can the Scottish squad get it together for a real push towards the Grand Slatn which was so cruelly denied them last season? See Hit List.

Sunday 19

I Scottish Rugby Union Tennent’s Cup Third Round Various venues. If the tension of the previous day‘s international hasn't drained you. then a trip to one of the country‘s grounds today could be a fine idea for a Sunday. Full details of the draw and venues will be available nearer the time from the Scottish Rugby Union on 0l3l 346 5000.

Catch the best sport this tortnight.



I Bayern Munich The Germans bring their talented squad to Kirkcaldy, for a nostalgic reunion after Raith‘s excellent European adventure, and then on to Glasgow to face Celtic, as Tommy Burns continues his continental education. Starks Park. K irkcaldy. Tue 2] Jan. 7.30pm. Celtic Park, Glasgow. Wed 22 Jan. 7.30pm.


III Flve llations Championshlp The Scottish charge for the championship gets underway with a challenge from Wales. 1994 witnessed the last period of Welsh domination, and the following year they scooped the wooden spoon. Last season their sole victory denied the French the title while the Scots were pipped to all the honours by the English. Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Sat 18 Jan, 3pm.


Saturday 18

I South Di Scotland Senior Open Dumfries. For those of you with a quick eye to follow the wee ball as it fizzes across the table. full information on this event is at the fingertips of the Scottish Table Tennis Association on Ol3l 3 I7 8077.


I Royal Bank of Scotland Cup and Plate Duarter-Finals Various venues. More information from the Scottish Volleyball Association on 0131 556 4633.

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