WPGA Championship Of Europe Thu 7—Sun 10. Gleneagles King’s Course. Auchterarder. 7.15am. Top women golfers take part in this ranking tourney with Laura Davies leading the chase for the title. Competition will come from players from Australia. South Africa. USA and Europe. Call the tournament hotline on 01764 694448 for further details.


Race Meeting Sat 2. Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. 5.55pm. For full details of today‘s runners and riders give the course a buzz on 01698 283806.


BTCC Sat 2. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 9.30am. Touring cat's battle for pole position in two one-hour qualifiers while other events include the Renault Spiders and the New Vectra Championship. For further information. call the venue on (11383 723337.

Auto Trader British Touring Car Championship (ix-Formula 1 drivers. air displays. a lunchtime driver parade and a chance to meet the stars in the paddock. are among the features of this family event.

European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships Thu 3 l--Sun 3. East End Leisure Centre Centre. Glasgow and Royal Commonwealth Pool. Edinburgh. For full details on this event. take the plunge by calling the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association on 0141 641 8818.




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Activities And Fun

Archery For Beginners Sun 27 Jul. 2—4pm. Craigend Visitors' Centre. Mugdock Country Park. Craigalion Road. nr Milngavie. ()56 6100. Try your hand at this ancient sport.

Pollok Family Day Sat 2 Aug. l()arn--5pm. l’ollok Country Park. 632 929‘). A fun-filled day out for all the family frorn live entertainment and stalls to face painting and gardening advice.


Watership Downt t’) on Sat 26 Jul. 2pm 8; 4pm and The Secret Garden (to on Sat 2 Aug. l.-15pm.(ilasgowl‘ilm Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128.


Grandpa’s Quiet Day Sat 26 Jul. llatn & lptn. £41521). l’aisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. Ages 3 -6. Black Box Puppets present the warm and touching tale of an old man and his grandson who are having a quiet day in the garden. That is. until the boy tells his Grandpa of his worries abotrt starting school.


Fame School .‘vton 28--'I‘ue 3‘) Jul (v Thu 31 Jul—I‘ri 1 Aug. ‘13t1arn 4.3(1pm. £20. Ages 13»-16. King‘s 'l‘heatr‘e. Bath Street. l‘or further information on the workshops. telephone tilspeth Kennedy on 287 (1253. Whether your interest is in dance and singing or learning the technical tricks of the trade. this workshop is designed for yott. with everything you ever needed to know about the workings of a theatre.

EDINBURGH Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 753-1. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. Dragon Lizard is the subject on Sat 26 Jul. with The Lion King on Sat 2 Atrg. Special kids' tours of the Birds and Animals section take place every Sunday at 3pm. Guided Tours Mon 28 .ltil Fri 1 Attg ck Tue 5 -l-‘ri 8 Aug. 1(1ant noon. £1 (5(1pl. 'l'he liducation Centre. (iorgie City Farm. .5] (.iorgie Road. 625 71131. A chance to see behind the scenes of a working farm. I’intl out about the animals. birds and plants that live there. learn to speak to the pigs and feed the hens. vv rth esperts at hand to answer all your questions.


Summer At St Bride's Centre t'ntil Fri 1 Aug. St Brides (‘entre.l(1 ()rvv ell Terrace. 346 1-105. Advance booking necessary Ages A H. The remaining events on offer include the following. Underwater Puppet Spectacular Mon 28 —'l‘ue 2‘) Jul. 1(1am 3pm. £611.11) Ages 8~~l2. An insight into the wonderful world of puppetry with Hunter Puppet Theatre Company. learn how to make puppets and how to operate them. with a performance of a short show at the end of the session to impress your family and friends.

Kathak Dance Wed 30 Jul. 1(1am noon. £2 (£1). Ages 8 14. Originating fr'om the Hindu Temple. it vv as brought to l-Iurope by the gypsies and developed into I‘Iamenco. Here‘s your chance to discover the universal links that tie people together.

TIN PAN AL1 Thu 7-Sat 9 Aug, 7.30pm; Sat matinee 2.30pm. £8.50 (£5.50).

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Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. The National Youth Music Theatre, the company that brought you Bugsy Malone earlier in the year, are back with a vengeance in a sparkling new show based on the classic story of Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves. It's Chicago in the 19305, and Ali Baba, a humble street cleaner, stumbles upon a cave full of loot stashed away by the infamous gangster Al Carooni. There's bound to be trouble as Ali comes up against hoodlums and molls in this dazzling new production for all the family. And, if ou don’t et to see it this time round, catch it at the Assembly Rooms uring

the E inburgh Festival Fringe.

Junior Art Wed 30 Jul. 1- 3pm. L11 til i. Ages 3—6.

Dance Workshop Fri 1 Aug. to llarn rages 5 71: 11.30 12.3(1am (ages ‘1 121. 1;] (5(1 1.

Katha Dance Hi 1 Aug. 1 3pm. £2 (£11..~\L’t‘s 8 H. See “Cd 30.

Into Africa Mon 28' .ltrl l‘ri 1 Aug (v Mon 4 -l-'ri 8 Aug. £65. lidinburgh /.oo. Corstorphine Road. For further details and to book a place on the course. call 334 480}. Ages 6 l5. ()ne-week course on the theme of Africa. including crafts. food. looking at African fashion. dance and singing workshops vv ith .-\fridonia. and investigating the animals at the mo.


Activities And Fun

Countryside Art For Kids Sun 37 Jul. 2pm. Visitor Centre. Strathclyde Country Park. Hamilton. (11698 266155. With nature's colours and shapes as your guides. you can be as creative as you wish.

Ghost Busters Sun 27 .1111. 6pm. Visitor Centre Courtyard. l)ean Castle Country Park. (1156‘s 5227(12. Phantom family fun as you hunt out the ghosts. Prizes for children collecting the most.

Face Painting Sat 2 Aug. 2._s(1prn. 25p. \'istor Centre. l)ean Castle Country Park. (11563 522702. An afternoon of face painting.

Children's Nature Club Sat 2 Aug.

2 7 4pm. Castle Sernple Centre. Clyde Muir‘shiel l’ark. (115(15 842882. ()hserve the wildlife using hides and carrroullage. Children’s Nature Club Sat 2 Aug.

2 4pm. Corrralees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muir'shiel Park. (11475 521-158 A day of tracking dovv n the wildlife at tile park.

Dungeons And Dragons Sun 3 Aug. 2.3(1pm. Visitor Centre. Dean Castle Country Park. (11563 5227(12. Make a set of armour or a fierce dragon. All materials are provided.

Funtime On The Shore Tue 5 Aug.

2 4pm. l.underston Bay. Clyde .‘vluirshiel

Park. (11475 521458. Ages 8-- l 2. Outdoor

games on an environmental theme.


Pretty Polly The Clown Sat 26 Jul. 11am. til tt‘2). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. (11608 267515. Ages 3 +. Madcap antics with the loveable clovvn. Tin Pan Ali See photo caption.


Tales From Beatrix Potter Sat 2o .Iul. 2pm. Kelburn Castle ck Country Centre. l'airlie. Ayrshire. 01475 568685. 124 (122.5(1). Actress Isabelle Murdoch brings to life the wonderful tales of Beatris Potter in an afternoon of storytelling.


Kaleidoscope Mon 28 .lttl iii 1 Aug. 1(1am 3.3(1prn. £161£8t llowden I’ark Centre. livingston. (115(16 777585. Ages 8 12. Try your hand at arts and crafts. music or drama with the emphasis definitely on fun.

Pigment Power Molt 28 Jul Hi I Aug. 11am. lptntv 3pm.£2.2(1t£1.1()). Allllolltl Valley Iler'itage ('c'lllrc‘. .‘vlillfield. Livingston Village. West l.othian. (115(16 283981. Look at the colours found in plants and flowers and rise those dyes to colour cloth to your

my 11 design. Also Niff 'n' Sniffs on Mon -I Hi 8 Aug. vvhere you have to guess the mystery smells. extract some natural scents and blend your very own perfume.