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.



81' Environment Week Various venues. info: 248 6864. The state of the planet may not have figured too heavily in the election campaign but with over 200 groups across Scotland answering the ‘call to action‘ and launching projects to


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Saturday 24th May and

12.00pm - 4.30pm and 7.00pm - 11.00pm T raquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire

18 of the best cask ales from Scottish Independent breweries including Traquair’s own House Ale. Jacobite Ale, Bear Ale and Festival Ale.

Tours of the Brewery * Tasting Competitions * Bar-B-Q * Children‘s Entertainers * Live Music includes Tartan Amoebas. Blues Hyenas, George Ogilvie Quartet, Duck Pond Beer Band

All enquires Tel: 01896 830323/830785

Admission £3.50 per session including FREE commemorative glass.

Buses from Edinburgh for evening sessions. Ring Traquair for details.

help protect the environment. it clearly remains an important issue for the public.


Renfrew 600 Various venues. info: Old] 886 1997. Until Dee 3l. Among this fortnight's happenings are the International Fun Day with Renfrew Friends Around The World (Tue 20). the British Pipe Band Championships (Sat 24) and the PACE Theatre Company‘s Crud/awn): (Tue 28—Thurs 29).


Battle of Stirling Bridge 700th Anniversary Various venues. info: 01786 40l297. 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. I I September.

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Macmillion Mile Challenge Various venues. info: 0l3l 228 9328. Until Sun l8. 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 £l68.000 so if you want to take part give the hotline at call for a pack and other information.


Glasgow BT Environment Week See Fri t6.


Port Edgar Open Day Port Edgar Marina and Sailing School. South ()ueensferry. 331 3330, l()am—4pm. ()ne for sea-faring types and land-lubbers with a sense ofadventure. Yachts. dinghies. powerboats and bosun's locker will all be part of your everyday language after this. - ,v G.

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ENDEAVOUR Port of Leith, Edinburgh, Sat 24 Ma 858 4422, 10am-7pm. £5 (£3.50/£2.50); family ticle

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meeting the crew, finding deserters, throwing shrimps on the barby, splicing the mainbrace and displaying your knowledge, or otherwise, of

cutlasses and broadswords.


Glasgow 8T Environment Week See Fri 16.


Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow Chris Anderson Stadium. info: 0l3l 667 3073. l.30—5pm. Another in a series of roadshows through which the VS() are launching a campaign to offer people the chance to find out more about life abroad. The roadshow carries videos. leaflets. an exhibition and tip-to- date information on opportunities to volunteer.


Inverness Voluntary Service Overseas Roadshow Inglis Street. llam~3pm. See

Sun 18. THURSDAY 22 Paisley

Voluntary Service Overseas University Challenge The ()swaltl Building. Paisley University. info: 0l3l 667 3073. 7.30-l0pm. No Past) or Bambi. but Magenta l)e Vine. she of the shades and Rough (Inn/e. introducing teams from Glasgow. Paisley. Strathclyde and Caledonian universities. Current affairs. sport. music. science and the historic links between Africa and Scotland are the specialised subjects. Your starter for ten etc . . .


Romanian Cultural Centre Maypole Ceilidh St Bride's Centre. ()rwell Terrace. 226 3477. 8pm- midmght. £5 (£3.50). If you fancy seeing a sis-foot Romanian goat performing with Scotland's May Queen then here's your chance. There is music and dancing from the Auld Reekie Ceilidh Band and the opportunity to learn Romanian folk dances and songs and get your teeth into sortie 'l‘rzmsylvanian specialities. And all in the name of raising funds for the Romanian Cultural Centre.


The Allanton Inn Festival Allanton lnn. Allanton. 0|890 8 l8260. noon. £5.50 weekcnd ticket. A weekend of cider. beer and live blues to help grease the imi's fourth beer festival. The ciders range from the moderate to very strong and the beers represent small breweries from Somerset to File. Your weekend ticket will get you a free pint of frothing ale.

SATURDAY 24 Edinburgh

Endeavour Port of l.eillt. info: (ll8l 858 4422. until | June. l0am—7pm. £5

(£3.50/£2.50). family ticket £12.50. The world‘s most authentic replica ship arrives in l.eith for a six week stay in Scotland. See boto caption.

All Formats omputer Fair Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. 66l 535l. 10am—3pm. £4 (£2). Whether computers are your hobby or tools for education or business. this is an essential event. Savings are promised on new and secondhand equipment with a vast range of Cl) ROM titles available. Admission is £2 after 2pm while the event is free all day to disabled wheelchair users. Fairlie

Festival Of Flight Kelburn Castle and Country Centre. ()l475 568685. I lam. £4 (£2.50). Three days of watching the skies in the centre‘s second Festival ()f Flight with kites. model aircrafts. rockets. birds of prey. balloons and other things that v-nd up in the air. For those keeping their feet on the ground. there are workshops. a ceilitlh and bouncy castles.


Scottish Beer Festival Traquair House. lmterleithen. 01896 830323.

noon »4.30pm; 7--l lpm. £3.50. The sixth annual beer festival offers Scottish ale from independent breweries across the land. Nineteen cask ales are available. including 'l‘raquair's own and samplings from the likes of Belhaven. Tomintoul and Caledonian. There is also clowning. puppets and music to help the heady brew go down.

Duns The Allanton Inn Festival See l‘ri 23.


All Formats Computer Fair The Titne Capsule. Coatbridge. 01236449572. See Sat 24.


Aberdeen Antiques and Collectors Market Stakis Tree Tops Hotel. Springfield Road. 0|224 3|3377. l0.30am-»-4pm. £ltfree). Scotland's premier antique fair celebrates its 2lst year with 50 exhibitors from all over the country. Thousands of antiques will be on display including (ieorgian. lidwardian

and Victorian furniture. poetry and 2 porcelain. rugs and carpets. medals and

militaria. watercolours. books and jewellery.


Scottish Beer Festival See Sat 24.

Duns The Allanton lnn Festival See Hi 23.


Duns The Allanton Inn Festival See l-‘ri 33.