This section gives details of special selected events taking place within Edinburgh and Glasgow and around the Central Belt this fortnight. Listings are compiled by date, lace and then event. Listings compi ed by Brian Donaldson.


Ideal Home And Garden Show Roy al Highland Centre. lnglistoii. 333 2444. tiiitil Stiii ll. Mon- Sat noon .S‘pm; Stin noon—(rpm; Lo (LR/under los t'i‘eei Sponsored by the .81 (with “ill/V Mod. this is the first time the show has rolled tip to Scotland in 34 years. See photo caption.

Trout Season \"arioiis venues. info: (ll_‘~l 453 750-1. lllllil Sept. l'tll' llttise Hi all angling persuasion. it's manna from the waters time. See photo caption.


Renfrew 600 \';iriotis \eiiues. info: (ll-1| 386 l‘)‘)7. hillll l)ec .‘il .-\ year'- loiig celebration to mark Reiifrew ‘s status as a Royal Burgh w ill see the good people of the town sharing many platforms with various artistes in celebration of their own talents. achievements and heritage. Among lllls foi'tnight‘s happenings are the HM Customs and l-Lxcisc \Vatei‘gtiartl Reunion ttodayt. the Renfrew Town Sea Scouts lixhibition of liquipiaenI (Fri ‘)/Sat ltli and the Inner Wheel District Rally (Tiltll's l5i.


Battle Of Stirling Bridge 700th Anniversary Various venues. info: (H786 401297. Until Oct 9. September sees the 700th anniversary of William Wallace's victory at Stirling Bridge. The series of events and exhibitions in and around Stirling will reach a fevered height on the actual anniversary date. ll September. A mix of sport. colour. music. theatre. noise and ftiii will conclude with an outdoor spectacular and a stunning new exhibition exploring the legend of Wallace. Top event of the fortnight occurs today with Beltane. where music. spectacle. pyrotechnics and performers w ill provide a spectacular climax to an evening which starts at Stirling Bridge at S. l5pm.



Pony For The Weekend Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. info: (ll-175 568544. ‘lam 5pm. £30. |)esigned for beginners and novice riders. this course offers a chance to learn basic horse care from grooming and feeding to the less delicate task of mucking out. There is also aii hour and a half riding each day along Kelburii's scenic private roads.


WindFest Caltoii Hill. info: 554 9977. l3..‘sll. free. friends of the liarth Scotland hay e arranged this event. a carnival day of kitelly ing. music and ftiii. to launch their Renew Scotland campaign. Two of the city 's top bands. Solar and Commotion w ill perform while the whole shindig gets underway with the lidinburgh Women l)l'tllllllIL‘l'\'. Kite-making workshops take place throughout the day with £3 allowing folks to make. decorate atid fly their own kites.

Effigy! '


TROUT SEASON Various venues, info: 0131 453 7508, until Sept. The trout season is underway and permits are floating around for the grabbin . Set

in some of Scotland's top scenery includin

Loch Turret, north of Stir ing

and Talla in the Borders, nearly twenty loc s and reservoirs are stocked With brown trout, rainbow trout and American Brook trout providing a variety of sport to surt anglers of all ages and skills.

IDEAL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Royal Highland Centre, I 2444, until Sun 11, Mon—Sat noon-8pm; Sun noon—6pm; £6

listings EXTRA TIME

gliston, 333

n ( 3/under 165

free). The show returns to Scotland after a 34~year absence with state of the art house features, twenty room sets, a Cookery Theatre, the Pavilion Of Design where the emphasis is on Scottish design talent and a series of speciality gardens and innovative ideas for home and garden on sale at

200 exhibitor stands.


May Day Various venues. info: 55284-14. Noon. May day kicks off at the George Square with the spectacular parade. morning on to Glasgow Green with the final of the Out With The Old. In with The New project. The ceilidh at the Old Fruitmarket brings the celebration to a climax with Coila. Last Tram to Auchenshuggle and Rusty Nail getting things swinging from 8pm.

Largs Pony For The Weekend See Sat 3.



Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow Town Centre. info: Ol3l 667 3073. Want—4.30pm. The first in a series of roadshows through which the V80 are launching a campaign to offer people the chance to find otit more about life abroad. The roadshow carries videos. leaflets. an exhibition and tip-to-date information on opportunities to volunteer. In addition. the info line will inform you of the World Music nights and a special University Challenge.


Edinburgh Greenpeace Campaigning Group Bannerman's Bar. Cowgate. info: 557 530-1. 8pm. free. With current campaigns on the go such as preventing deep sea oil exploration off the West Coast of Scotland and nuclear discharges from Sellafield. the group will be happy to greet new members.

FRIDAY 9 Glasgow

Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow George Square. See Ttie (i.



The Scottish CD And Record Fair llillhead Library. Byres Road. info: (ll-ll 95-1 0931. 10am—5pm. £1. This massive roadshow has collectors. dealers and fans from across Europe getting their kicks on discovering or selling that elusive rarity. Every genre is represented from 50s rockabilly to Britpop imports.

Paisley Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow Town Centre. See Tue (i.

Various venues Macmillion Mile Challenge Various

venues. info: ()l3l 228 9328. Until Sun 18. The title is a cunning pun with Macmillan Cancer Relief inviting Scots to cover a mile in any way they wish. You can walk. cycle. dance. pram push. rollerblade. leapfrog or whatever modus operandi takes your fancy.

Last year a total of 24,000 people in Scotland alone raised an impressive £l(i8.()()(), so if you want to take part give the hotline a call for a pack and other information.

Largs Pony For The Weekend See Sat 3.

Various venues Macmillion Mile Challenge See Sat l().

Largs Pony For The Weekend See Sat 3.

Various venues Macmillion Mile Challenge See Sat 10.


Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow Dundee University. See Tue 0.


Various venues Macmillion Mile Challenge See Sat 10.


Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow City Centre. See Tue 6.



Wedgwood Bridal Party Caledonian Hotel. Princes Street. info: ()l273 566493. 6pm. £15 (£10). As part of a grand UK tour. Wedgwood host a series of bridal parties which. frankly. no bride- to-be can afford to miss. Experts will be on hand to give beatin advice. dress and cake ideas as well as tips for as stress- free a day as possible. liach guest receives a goody-bag and entry into a prize draw to be held in London in June. The winner will be off to the Caribbean for a week.

Edinburgh Greenpeace Campaigning Group See Wed 23.

Various venues Macmillion Mile Challenge See Sat 10.


Various venues Macinillien Mile Challenge See Sat l().

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