This section gives details oi special selected events taking place within Edinburgh and Glasgow and around the central belt this iortnlght. Listings are compiled by date, place and then event. Listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.

FRIDAY 7 Glasgow

I Outdoors 97 SECC. Finnieston Quay. info: 204 0123. Until Sun 9. 11am—9pm. £5.50 (£3). With a new look and a shorter name. (the Scottish Boat, Caravan, Camping and Leisure Show was always a bit of a mouthful) Outdoors 97 will be aiming to follow up the success of last year's inaugural event. The core elements of camping. caravanning and sailing will be supplemented by fresh ideas for enthusiasts of golf. skiing, hillwalking and cycling. The dry slope and climbing wall make a reappearance while the landscape feature enhances the central theme of summer and what you can do at that time. A family ticket is available at £14.


I Roam 6m Various venues. Renfrew. info: 0141 886 1997. Until 3| Dec. A year-long celebration to mark Renfrew's status as a Royal Burgh will see the good people of the town sharing many platforms with various artistes in celebration of their own talents. achievements and heritage. This fortnight’s events include the Glendee Chinese New Year (7th), Fun Heart Day (14th) and the Authentic Medieval Banquet (15th).

SATURDAY 8 Glasgow

I Outdoors 97 SECC. Finnieston Quay. info: 204 0123. 11am—6pm. £5.50 (£3). See Fri 7.


I The Scottish CD Add Record Fair Caledonian Hotel. Church Street. info: 0141954 0931. 10am—5pm, £1. Top dealers from across Britain and EurOpe will be present to satisfy all your vinyl and digital requirements with thousands of items on display. See photo caption.


I Outdoors 97 SECC. Finnieston Quay. info: 204 0123. 11am—6pm. £5.50 (£3). See Fri 7.


I The Scottish CD and liecord Pair Roxburghe Hotel. Charlotte Square. info: 0141 954 0931. 10am—5pm. £1. See Sat 8.


I The File Wedding Exhibition Alltl Bridal Fashion SIDW Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101.11am—5pm. £1. if you’ve ever had to organise a wedding, you'll know the terrors which lie behind such a gigantic project. 1 haven‘t, so 1 can only guess, but the people who can help include the florists. dressmakers. photographers and cakemakers in attendance here. Now in its third year. this event offers unrivalled quality and quantity of service in all areas of the wedding industry with over 55 exhibitors on hand to ease your stress. Three fashion shows will feature some breathtaking bridal gowns. ideas for the groom and. most crucially. outfits for the mother of the bride.


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I Macmillan Pancdre Week Various venues, info: 0131 228 9328. Until Sat 15.

I I TIIE PWE CHALLEHE Various venues, into: 0131 228 9328. Time to dust oii

that trying pan, bredt a iew eggs, indulge in a spot oi lemon squeezing and get tossing, with the slut oi raising iunds tor Cancer lleilei. there are three ways In which you can mite your contribution - the traditional Pancake llace over 50 yards, the Pancdte challenge where tetuns oi two people toss as nrany pancakes as they possibly can in ten minutes and the Golden Pancdte Week Special which encourages ioodle establishments to make a donation. loyd Grossman (above) is known to

millions as a patron oi the pancdte.

I THE SCD‘lTiSil CD AllD llECDilD PAIR Caledonian Hotel, Church Street, Inverness,

lnio: 0141 954 0931, iDam-Spm, £1. Sat 8. itoxburghe Hotel, Charlotte Square, into: 0141 954 0931, same time, prices. Sun 9. This massive roadshow makes it into its second year with the promise oi collectors, dealers and tans irom across Europe getting their kicks irorn discovering or selling that elusive rarity. Every genre is represented, from 50s rockabilly to Britpop perhaps even a law rarities by the

Bluetones (above).

A week of events across the country to mark the annual frying pan/pancake interface. The honourable Loyd Grossman is your patron so get tossing. See photo capdon.


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I Macmillan Pancake Week Various venues. info: 0131 228 9328. See Mon 10.

WEDNESDAY 12 Edinburgh

I Dirty Diesels and Damaged lungs The Southsider. West Richmond Street. info: 557 6215. 7.30pm, free. Led by Napier University Professor. Ken Donaldson. this talk will tackle the thorny issue of pollution and its effects on human health. The speaker is an expert on the impact of pollution on lungs and has been invited by Friends Of The Earth. Edinburgh.

I icebreakers Cafe Kudos. Greenside Place. info: 556 4049. 7.45pm. free. Run by Lothian Gay and Lesbian Switchboard. this group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. providing an informal and friendly atmosphere for gay men. Further information is available from the Switchboard on 556 4049. operating nightly between 7.30 and 10pm.


I lllgside Community Banner Project Rigside Community Hall. info: 01555 661331, 7.30pm. free. The first meeting in order to arrange design workshops for the creation of a huge banner for the local community. The theme is ‘the life of our community . . . its past. present and future.‘ with ideas taking the form of graphics. photographs. written material or anything creative you can up with. Textile artist Pat Hodgson will be your genial host tonight as well as the leader of the project and hopes to have the banner ready any time after Easter.

Various venues

I Macmillan Pancake Week Various venues. info: 0131 228 9328. See Mon 10.


Various venues

I Macmillan Pancake Week Various venues. info: 0131 228 9328. See Mon 10.



I Justiiy My Love, Valentine’s Mystery Tour Albert Bridge. Glasgow Green. info: 636 6084. 6pm. free. For those of you who failed to get any welcome packages today. this is the event which will either cheer you up or drag you further into the depths of despair. The mystery tour is a short ride in support of the Strathclyde Cycle Campaign. If you can't bring a partner. just bring your wheels.

Various venues

I Macmillan Pancake Week Various venues. info: 0131 228 9328. See Mon 10.


Various venues

I Macmillan Pancake Week Various venues. info: 0131 228 9328. See Mon 10.

SUNDAY 16 Edinburgh

I Heartbeat! Jack Kane Centre. Niddn'e Mains Road. info: 225 6963. 1.30pm. £3. Rather fortunately. not a guest appearance from Nick Berry but a chance for keep-lit fans to strut their stuff in a sponsored line dance and aerobics workout in aid of Chest. Heart and Stroke Scotland. Hence the name. Participants will be required to complete 90 minutes of frenzied movement split between the line dancing and aerobics. A prize will be awarded for the best fancy dress. while those busy bees who raise £60 plus will get a T-shirt.



I Morningside Justice and Peace Group Open Door. Morningside Road. 445 1628/2529 1020. 10.30-11.30am. 50p. During the autumn and spring months. this group meet every Wednesday morning as an open forum to discuss issues of local. national and international importance. Today‘s heated debate is entitled How Useful Is The Big Issue." Sounds like a controversial one. Questions will follow the lecture which is conducted by a staff member from the magazine.

an The List 7-20 Feb 1991