Dunfermline. 9.30am. This is one of the top motorcycling dates on the Knockhill calendar and features the British Fl and F2 Sidecar Championship Races. There’s also a full programme of Scottish Championship races. including the Regal 600. For further information. call the venue on 0l383 723337.


Edinburgh Monarchs v Arena Essex Hammers Fri 1 l. Arrnadale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Essex boys should provide a stern test for the Monarchs with the likes of Troy Pratt and Danish star Jan Pederson.

Edinburgh Monarchs v Exeter Falcons Fri l8. Armadale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Ex-Monarch Michael Coles brings his revamped team to Armadale led by Leigh Lanham and Frank Smart.


Scottish Equitable Grass Court Championships Strn l3. l)yvours Lawn Tennis Club. Edinburgh. Wimbledon may be an almost faded memory for some. btrt the bug can take time to depart from the system entirely. For those of this bent. here is an added delight. Full info is yours after a swift call to the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association on (H 3! 444 I984.


East Coast Sailing Week Sun 20—Ser 25. Royal Tay Yacht Club. Brougth Ferry. For full details on the week's

TIGER WOODS won his first golf prize aged 2 in an under-105 competition back in 1978 (so the legend goes). When he tees off at Royal Troon for The Open (Thu 17-Sun 20 Jul), he'll be trying to improve on the joint 47th place he achieved at the Scottish Open at Carnoustie in 1995. Considering that, since then, he became the youngest ever US Masters champion at 21, he’s more than likely to slip up the scoreboard.




events. call the club on 01382 477516. 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.


Original Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour The Beehive Inn. Grassmarket. info: 554 0777. £6 t£5). ()pnr. 8.30pm. A great excuse to educate yourself through alcohol as the tour follows in the footsteps of Rabbie. Sir Walter. Robert Louis and Irvine across the ale houses of the city.


Culross Palace 400th Anniversary Culross Palace. info: 01383 720999. Until Sun l3. A weekend of events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Palace redevelopment programme. See photo caption.


Renfrew 600 Various venues. info: ()I4I 886 I997. Until 3| Dec. Another fortnight of happenings to grease the celebratory wheel in Renfrew‘s big year.


Battle of Stirling Bridge 700th Anniversary Various venues. info: ()I786 401297. Until 9 ()ct. September sees the 700m anniversary of William Wallace’s victory at Stirlirtg Bridge. The series of events and exhibitions in and around Stirling will reach a fever'ed height on the actual anniversary date. I I Sep.



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The Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race Various venues, info: 0891 88 I997. Until Tue I5. Before it splashes on its merry way to Scandinavian climes. the Tall Ships make themselves available to the folks of Aberdeen. See photo caption.


3D-ZD Craft and Design Fair l-‘alkland Palace. info: 01738 ()3 I296.

I().3(lam 5.30pm. f l .50 (£1 I. A wide range of the best of Scottish crafts including knitwear. jewellery and glass on sale. Bring the kids and they get in for

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Sponsored Walk Hermitage of Braid. info: 557 5204. I larrr. A walk in a good cause with funds going to (ir'eenpeace. (‘all the above number for a form and other details.

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Scottish Transport Extravaganza (ilamis Castle. info: (ll3ll7 462496.

9am bpm. £5 (£3 I. This shindig is now into its 24th year with a feast of fun for vehicle buffs with flying. driving. racing and skiing happening all over the place. Assorted delights include lhe Chariots of Fire Display Team. (iary I.ee

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THE CUTTY SARK TALL SHIPS’ RACE Various venues, Aberdeen, info: 0891 881997. Sat 12—Tue 15. ’You can't describe it, but you can experience it,’ states the blurb for this year's Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Race as they arrive in Aberdeen en route for Trondheim in Norway. One hundred ships ranging from small sloops to iant square-riggers will be there and you can hop on board if an overw elming desire to do so takes control. As well as the watery occurences, a parade shoots down Union Street on Sun 13 and a massive fireworks display will scorch the clouds on Mon 14.

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Minibeast Mania On Drumclog Drumclog :‘vloor' (‘ar Park. info: OH] 956 (I IIX). 3.30pm. (iet a closer look at the beasties. beetles and butterflies of Drumclog Moor. Borrow a brig bos. peer down microscopes and practice with pooters. If you got freaked out by the opening scene in Blue \i'lr‘er. I shouldn't

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Edinburgh Greenpeace Campaigning Group Bannerman's Bar. ('owgate. info: 557 5204. Spur. free. With current campaigns on the go such as preventing deep sea UII e\plt\t';tli0ll (III llle \Vesl (‘oasl of Scotland and nuclear discharges from Sellafield. the group vs ill be happy

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