SPORT listings


Ayr United v Stirling Albion Somerset Park. Tryfteld Place. Ayr. 3pm.

Dundee v Airdrie Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Hamilton v St Mirren Cliftonhill Stadium. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm.

Morton v Raith Rovers Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm. Partick Thistle v Falkirk Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.


Race Meeting Mon 29. Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. 2.20pm. Your final chance to place your bets and watch your nag drag in last. Call the course on ()1698 283806 for the latest on the runners and riders.


Hot-Hatch Owners Day Sun 28. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 9.30am. Your final chance this season to get your hot-hatch down to Knockhill and give it a spin on the touring car circuit.

Jock Taylor Trophy Meeting Sun S. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by I)unfermline. lprn. In memory of the late World Champion. this is arguably Scotland's sidecar' race of the year. In addition. there are the 125 and 250 Supersport. and the finale of the Regal 600 Series. For further information on the above events. call the venue on 01383 723337.


Saturday 27

SRU LEAGUE TROPHY GROUP A Hawick v Glasgow Hawks Mansfield Park. Ilawick. 2pm.

Heriot's FP v Currie Goldenacre. Edinbur th. 2pm.

Kirkcal v Edinburgh Academicals Beveridge Park. Kirkcaldy. 2pm. Musselburgh v Melrose Stoneyhill. Musselburgh. 2pm.

Preston Lodge FP v Gala Pennypit Park. Prestonpans. 2pm.

SRU LEAGUE TROPHY GROUP 8 Biggar v West of Scotland Hat-tree Mill. Biggar. 2pm.

Dundee HSFP v Boroughmuir Mayfield. Dundee. 2pm.

Jedforest v Stirling County Riverside Park. Jedburgh. 2pm.

Peebles v Kilmarnock Gylcs Leisure Centre. Peebles. 2 TH).

Watsonians v Ke so Myrcside Raod. Edinburgh. 2pm.

Saturday 4

SRU LEAGUE TROPHY GROUP A Currie V Hawick Malleny Park. Balerno. 2pm.

Edinburgh Academicals v Glasgow Hawks Raeburn Place. Edinburgh. 2pm.

Gala v Melrose Nethcrdale. (iialashiels. 2pm.

Kirkcaldy v Preston Lodge FP Beveritlge Park. Kirkcaldy. 2pm. Musselburgh v Heriot's FP Stoneyhill. Musselburgh. 2pm.

SRU LEAGUE TROPHY GROUP 8 Boroughmuir v Jedforest Mcggetland. Edinburgh. 2pm.

Kilmarnock v Kelso Bellsland. Kilmarnock. 2pm.

Peebles V Biggar (iytes Leisure Centre. Peebles. 2pm.

Stirling County v Dundee HSFP Bridgehaugh. Stirling. 2pm. Watsonians v West of Scotland Myreside Road. Etlinburgh. 2pm.

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Activities And Fun

Children's Nature Club Sat 4 ()ct. I—3.30pm. Castle Setnple Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01505842882. Be creative in this collage-making session.

Children's Nature Club Sat 4 ()ct. 2—4pm. Cornalees Bridge Centre. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. 01475 521458. Learn how to tnake our planet a greener place.

Autumn Banquet Sat 4 ()cl. IOaIn—noon. Wild Bunch. Pollok Country Park. 632 9299. DisCover the berries. nut and fungi that help the birds and other animals survive through the winter.


Jungle 2 Jungle (PG) Sat 27 Sep. 10am and The Lady And The Tramp (U) Sat 4 ()ct. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282.

Wallace & Gromit Trilogy (U) Sat 4 ()ct. 2pm. Glasgow Filtn Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128.


The Red Balloon Thu 25—-Sat 27 Sep.

1 lam & 2pm Thu; 2pm & 7pm Fri 8: Sat. £4.50 (£3). Tron Theatre. 63 'l'rongate. 552 4267. Feeling unloved and ignored by his parents. Pascal spots a shiny red balloon flying in the sky. He chases it across the city and on catching it. the balloon becomes his best friend. Visible Fictions theatre company present this moving story which looks at the joys and frustrations of friendship.

Gemima Puddleduck Sat 27 Sep. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask 1c Puppet Centre. 8— l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. Ages 3-—8. Kiddies



WALLACE 8t GROMIT IN A GRAND NIGHT OUT Tue 7-Sat 11 Oct. 7.30pm, matinee 2.30pm Wed & Sat mat. £8-£14.50 (concs). King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, 220 4349. Nick Park's award-winning

lasticine creations have been

ifted from the animated film to appear live on stage as you've never seen them before. The treacherous penguin Feathers McGraw has esca ed from Saughton Jail an was last seen heading down Lothian Road in a kilt. But with Wallace and his trusty com anion Gromit on the case, you can e sure that the penguin won't be going too far.

favourite Ian Turbitt‘s Puppet Theatre presents Beatrix Potter‘s well-loved tale. Fingers And Toes Giant Productions present an exciting series of Saturday afternoon shows from September to December. showcasing the best in Scottish entertainment. Catch the following events over the next fortnight. Magic Bob's Cabaret For Kids Mon 29 Sep. 2pm. £3; fatnin ticket £11. Tramway. 25 Albert Drive. 227 551 I. Ages 3—8. Scotland’s favourite magician conjures up magic tricks. circus skills and lots of audience participation.

Rom And Ram Go Double Dutch Sat 4 ()ct. 2pm. £2.50 (£2); fatnin ticket £8. Cottier Theatre. 935 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. Ages 3—8. Meet Rom and Ram. two little guys who live inside the Easy Peasy computer. With problems to solve. using songs and stories. they set about finding the solutions.

Winnie The Pooh Sat 4 ()ct. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 5+. The wonderful tales of everyone's favourite bear Winnie the Pooh and friends are recreated by Richard Medrington's Parable Puppet Theatre.

Robert The Bruce Sat 4 Oct. 1 Iain & 1pm. £4 (£1). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. History is livened up with the humorous style of HopsCotch Theatre Company as they bring yet another colourful character to life. Chronicling the story of Robert the Bruce. who was born of Scottish nobility and continued his forefathers long- standing clairn to the throne of Scotland.


The Magical World Of Puppets The Scottish Mask a: Puppet Theatre Centre. 8- 10 Balcarres Avenue. 3396185. Mon—Fri 2-5pm. A permanent exhibition of puppets and figures from around the world reflecting the diverse and multi- cultural heritage of an ancient and popular art form. The display includes Javanese and Balinese shadow puppets. .lapanese. Sicilian rod puppets and figures from the John M. Blundall television series The Thunder/trn/s.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Free ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2.15pm. The Mini Motor Car is on Sat 26 Sep with Owls on Sat 4 ()ct. Special kids tours of the Birds and Animals take place every Sunday at 3.15pm. with a special look at The Anaconda on Sun S ()et.


Pip i Longstocking See photo caption. Wa lace 8t Gromit in A Grand Night Out See photo caption.


Children Of The Commonwealth Sat 4 ()ct—Sat 3 Jan. Museum of Childhood. 42 Iliin Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. A look at the lives of children in all Commonwealth countries. exploring topics which are common to children everywhere. such as education. family life. toys and games. festivals and holidays.


Activities And Fun

Bat And Bird Box Builders Sun 5 ()ct. 2~4pm. Millennium Longhouse.

Palaceri yg Country Park. 01236 720047. Make a home for our flying friends.

The Wind In The Willows Fri 26 Sep. Cowdenbeath Library. 10am and l)unfermline Library. 4pm. Admission on

PIPPI LONGSTOCKING Fri 26 Sep. 7.30pm & Sat 27 Sep. 11am 8. 3pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Edinburgh Pup et Company's adaptation o Astrid Lindgren's Swedish literary classic tells the story of a strange little girl who lives in a dilapidated house on the corner. With a horse on the roof. it certainly is an odd place. Pippi Longstockin doesn't even go to school, and s e lives on her own, with no one telling her what to do. Join her chaotic adventures in this family show of storytelling, puppets and music.

the door. The Storytellers theatre company transport children into the magical world of Toad. Ratty and Mole.


North Lanarkshire Cultural Festival Sat 4 ()ct-Sat 25 ()ct. Tickets and information from the Advance Booking ()flice. Civic Centre. Motherwell. 01698 267515 or from any North Lanarkshire library. A festival with something for everyone. taking place in a number of venues throughout North Lanarkshire. Children's shows and workshops are as follows:

Broomsticks In The Sky Sat 4()et. 10.30am. £3 (£2). New Town Hall. Cumbernaultl. All ages. Sylvia Troon‘s Kenspeckle puppets present the tale of the mischievous and cheeky Wee Meanie. Roman Day Sat 4 & Sun 5 ()ct. 2 -4pm. £1. Motherwell Heritage Centre. A workshop discovering what life was like in Roman Britain.


Toy Story (PG) Sun 5 ()ct. 2.30pm.

SlacRohert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. (ll7b’6 46108 I.


The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 0l89‘) 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties over 10). Three fun shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:

The Tinderbox Sun 28 Sep & Sat 4 ()ct. 2pm. Ages 2+. Recreation of this classic Hans Christian Andersen tale.

Pips And Panda Meet The Tooth‘fairy Sat 27 & Mon 29 Sep. 2pm. Ages 7 and under. Follow the adventures of the terrible twosome as they search to lind out who the toothfairy is.

Crooked Jack's Late Late Summer Holiday Sat 27 Sep. 2.30pm. £2.50 (family ticket £8.50). Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. A sparkling new show with new songs. games and jokes.