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EIibank/Yair Motorcycle Enduro Sat 28 & Sun 29. Tweed Valley between Peebles and Galashiels. 2pm. Over a weekend. riders will be testing their stamina and skills over all manner of terrains. For further details call the organisers on 01450 377001.

Jim Clark Memorial Rally Fri 4—Sun 6. Duns. The first ever ‘closed road‘ rally to take place on the public highways of mainland Britain. Around 120 crews will tackle a three-legged. 24 timed special stages event covering 160 miles. Cars leave Duns on Friday afternoon. arriving back on Sunday morning. The awards should be dished out around midday in Duns Volunteer Hall. For ftrll details call 01573 223378 or 0| 289 382025.

Hot Hatch Owners Track Day Sun 6. Krrockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 9.30am. Another chance to participate or just watch in one of Knockhill‘s top dates as sonre hot hatches scream down the famous Touring Car Circuit. For further information call the venue on 01383 723337.

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Edinburgh Monarchs v Long Eaton Invaders Fri 27. Ar'madale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Invaders pose a major threat to the Monarchs‘ hopes with a heat leader trio to match them all in Carl Stonehewer. Martin Dixon and Brent Werner.

Glasgow Tigers v Stoke Potters Sun 29. Shawlield Stadium. Glasgow Road. Rtrtherglen. 6.30pm.

Edinburgh Monarchs v Reading Racers Fri 4. Arrnadalc Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Racers are lrot right now with David Mullett in fine form and ex-Monarch Dave Steen looking to ptrt one over on his former chums.


Scottish National Championships Sun 6. Duffus Park. Cupar. Noon. Heave-ho and stuff. This is the highlight of the Cupar Highland Games which also provides an afternoon of fun for fans of athletics. cycling. road races and beer. All the information you need is currently in the hands of the organiser on 01334 65497.


Scottish Sprint Racing Tue 8. Strathclyde Park. Hamilton. For ftrll details on who will be making waves here call the organiser on 0I555 893234.




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.



West End Festival Various venues. info: 357 6838. Until Strrr 29. After last year's inaugural festival the West End jamboree finishes this weekend. Remaining highlights are I.udus Baroque Touring ()pera. Paintings ()n Railings. Comedy Cafe at the Java and Jurys Jazzmobile.


Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour The Beehive lnn. Grassmarket. info: 554 0777. £6 (£5). 6pm & 8.30pm. A great excuse to educate yourself through alcohol as the totrr follows in the footsteps of Rabbie. Sir Walter. Robert Louis and Irvine across the city's bars.


The Shot Various venues. info: 0141 887 1010. Until 5 July. Renfrewshire's arts fest comes to its conclusion with everyone holding their collective breath for the grand finale of Sma‘ Shot Day.


Renfrew 600 Various venues. Info: 0141 886 1997. Until 31 Dec. This celebration to mark Renfrew‘s status as a Royal Burgh sees the good townspeople sharing many platforms with various artistes to celebrate their own talents. achievements and heritage. Among this fortnight‘s happenings are the Centenary Assembly (Fri 27) and Axis Dance Corrrpany's The Keeper ()f'l)l'('(tlll.\' (Mon 30).


Battle of Stirling Bridge 700th Anniversary Various venues. info: 01786 401297. Until 9 ()ct. September sees the 700th anniversary of William Wallace's victory at Stirling Bridge. The series of events atrd exhibitions in and around Stirling will reach a feveretl height on the anniversary date. I I Sep. A mix of sport. colour. music. theatre. noise and fun will conclude with an outdoor spectacular and a stunning exhibition exploring the legend of Wallace.

SATURDAY 28 Edinburgh Changing Times West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre. info: 652 2178. math—12.30pm. Free. As those adverts you see on daytime telly will tell yotr. it‘s never been a more exciting and/or worrying time for being over 50. This open day offers a chance to discover tnore about what it means to be in that age bracket as the century comes to an end. You can also get info on summer activities sailing. jive dancing. petanque. tennis. T‘ai Chi. And bowling. Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour See Fri 27.


Endeavour Greenock Port. info: 0181 858 4422. Until Sun 6. 10am—7pm. £5 (£3.50/£2.50). famin ticket £12.50. The world‘s most authentic replica ship arrives around 2pm to spend a few days anchored in Greenock.


Harley Davidson Day Aviemore Mountain Resort Park. Noon. It's a rockers delight and a dream for bike fans as more than 500 mean machines arrive in Aviemore. See photo caption.

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HARLEY DAVIDSON DAY Aviemore Mountain Resort Park, Sat 28, noon. More than 500 mean machines will be roarin their way into Aviemore along with live bands, stunt riding, showings of cu biker movies Easy Rider (above) and The Wild One, charity pillion rides and fashion shows. Vroom and vroom.

SUNDAY 29 Edinburgh

Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour See Fri 27.


The Scottish CD and Record Fair Tudor Hotel. Alexander Street. info: 0141 954 0931. 10am—5pm. £1. This massive roadshow has collectors. dealers and fans from across litrrope getting their kicks on discovering or selling that elusive rarity. Fvery genre is represented from 50s rockabilly to Britpop imports.


Veteran and Vintage Car Rally Leven Promenade. info: 01592 4 I234I. 10.30am. Free. ()rganised itr conjunction with Fife Council and East Fife Motor Club. this prestigious event is now 32 years old. attracting over 100 entries. including cat's. motorcycles. commercial vehicles. 1940s tractors and stationary engines.

Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.


Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.


Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.

Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.

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Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour See Fri 27.

Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.

FRIDAY 4 _ Edinburgh ' Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour See Fri 27.


Falkirk International Food Festival Various venues. info: 01324 611293. Until 14 July. Time to scoff yourself silly or watch in appreciation of Falkirk's culinary delights. Tastings. demonstrations. themed events and celebs to brighten up your life.

Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.


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The Scottish CD and Record Fair Hillhead Library. Byres Road. See Sun 29.


The Game Conservancy Scottish Fair Scone Palace. info: 01620 850577. 9.30am—6pm. £7 (£1). Ifgame is your bag. then this event should satisfy your desires. both fair and fowl. Trade stands. terrier racing. sky divers and Pedigree Chum agility tests are on the menu.

Greonock Endeavour See Sat 28.

SUNDAY 6 Edinburgh Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour See Fri 27.


Bird Of Prey Display Stirling Castle. Info: 0131 668 8686. 2—5pm. A fascinating array of birds to feast the eyes. including owls. hawks. buzzards and falcons. There are two spectacular flying displays and for the brave or barmy a chance to hold one.


Wildlife Photography Competition Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre. Wood Street. 01324 494974. 1—4pm. £1 (50p). Initiated six years ago. the Jupiter Centre is committed to developing a haven for wildlife and providing a green space for the good people of Grangemouth. Today‘s event allows budding snappers to bring along a camera. get sonre expert advice and/or enter the competition.

Greenock Endeavour See Sat 28.


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Fire And Spice Logan Botanic Garden. Wigtownshire. 01776 860333. I Iarrr. £2 (£1.50/50p). family ticket £4.50. With one of the finest range of plants from across the world you can see in Britain. this garden provides a feast of scents and colour. Tender perennials from the southern hemisphere steal the show.



Wole Soyinka Royal College of Physicians. Queen Street. 650 3878. 6-7.30pm. Free. As part of the Scotland Africa 97 festivities. Woodruff professor of the arts at Emory University in Atlanta and 1986 Nobel Priw for Literature winner. Soyinka gives a public lecture on Nigeria with questions to follow.

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