Stranraer v Kilmarnock Stair Park. London Road. Stranraer. 3pm.

Sunday 26


Dundee v St Mirren Dens Park. Sandernan Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Saturday 31


Celtic v Aberdeen Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm. Dunfermline v Kilmarnock East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm.

Hearts v Dundee United Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Motherwell v Hibs Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.

St Johnstone v Rangers McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Ayr United v Raith Rovers Somerset Park. Tryfteld Place. Ayr. 3pm. Dundee v Hamilton Accies Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Falkirk v St Mirren Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Partick Thistle v Morton Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

Stirling Albion v Airdrie Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.


Paisley Pirates v Blackburn Hawks Sat 24. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 7pm.

Fife Flyers v Murrayfield Royals Sun 25. Fife Ice Arena. Kirkcaldy. 6.30pm. Having beaten the Royals in all competitions so far. the Flyers now take them on in the British National League. where vital play-off points are at stake.

Fife Flyers v Lancashire Hawks Sat 31. Fife Ice Arena. Kirkcaldy. 7pm. Paisley Pirates v Peterborough Pirates Sat 31. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 7pm.

Paisley Pirates v Murrayfield Royals Tue 3. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 7pm.

Carnegie Open Youth Championships Sat 31. Carnegie Leisure Centre. Pilmuir Street. Dunfermline. 9am—5pm. Full details are available from the organiser on 01383 314200.


KEYLINE LEAGUE orvrson 1 (WOMEN) Sunday 25

Aberdeenshire Quines v Glasgow Southern Woodside Rugby Club. Aberdeen. 2pm.

Melrose v Edinburgh Academicals The Greenyards. Melrose. -pm.

Murrayfield Wanderers v Edinburgh University Murrayfteld Rugby Club. Edinburgh. 2pm.

West of Scotland v Hawick Burnbrae. Glasgow Road. Milngavie. 2pm.

Saturday 31

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP Boroughmuir v Currie Meggetland. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 2pm. Hawick v Edinburgh Academicals Mansfield Park. Mansfield Road. Hawick. 2pm.

Heriots FP v ledforest Goldenacre. Bangholm Terrace. Edinburgh. 2pm. Melrose v Stirling County The Greenyards. Melrose. 2pm.

West of Scotland v Watsonians Burnbrae. Glasgow Road. Milngavie. 2pm.



HAGGIS FACTORY TOUR Macsween of Edinburgh, Dryden Road, Bilston Glen, Loanhead, 440 2555, 9am—4pm. Free. To whetdyour appetite for the

Burns feasts nationwide and beyond, the renowne

haggis makers are

allowing the public into the world's first haggis factory to offer tastings and advrce on how to have a thoroughly successful Burns night. It's not all sheep's bellies though as their veggie counterparts are on show as well. Plus the chance to indul e in whisky, wine, ales, coffee and cheese samplings. For details 0 haggis happenings in your area, give the Burns

Federation a bell on 01563 572469.

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, place and then event. Extra Time listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.


Maltman Tour Royal Mile \\ liiskies. opposite St Giles' Cathedral. info: 624 7624. 7pm. £7.50 with two w hiskies. 1.6 with one. In the wake of the recent international festival. Scotch Whisky Connoisseur Tours proudly presents tutored nosings and tastings on each Friday of the month. Your guide will let you in on the history and methods used to create the potent orangey stuff while you get tore into the sam les.

Macallan Edinburg literary Pub Tour The Beehive lnn. Grassmarket. info: 226 6665. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). A great excuse to educate yourself through alcohol as the tour follows in the footsteps of Rabbie (very topical). Sir Walter. Robert Lotus and Irvine across the ale houses of the city. The tour is now running Fridays only.

SATURDAY 24 Edinburgh

Haggis Factory Tour Mac sw een of Edinburgh. Dryden Road. Bilston Glen. Loanheatl. 440 2555. 0am 4pm. Free. The world's first haggis factory iiirigs its doors open to the public to get them iii the mood for the big Burns bashes taking place across the country this week. See phonicapnon.


Model Railway Exhibition Town Hall. Countess Street. info: 01563 533393 Until Sun 25 Jan. Sat 10am-5pm: Sun lawn-«4.30pm. £2 (£1); family ticket £5. The 16th annual model railway extravaganza will feature model railway traders and preservation societies as well as layouts in 'N' Gauge and ‘00' Gauge. And if that means anything to you. good luck.

SUNDAY 25 Goatbridge

It Went Thataway Drumpellier Country Park. Townhead Road. 01236 422257.

1.30pm. Free. In the darkest days of winter. much wildlife goes to ground —- 1 think the technical term is hibernation btrt signs remain that they are still around us. This is your chance to discover the ancient craft of tracking and trailfinding.



Scottish Country Dancing Group The Baha‘i Centre. North Fort Street. 225 1600, 7pm. Free. Scottish Country Dancing may bring back memories of pleading with your mum to write a bogus sick note and then living to regret it years later when Auntie Agnes drags you onto the floor for the Dashing White Sergeant at a wedding you'd rather not have been at in the first place. This. however. is voluntary and promises an informal introduction to a seriously under rated art form.

WEDNESDAY 28 Edinburgh

Morningside Justice and Peace Group Open Door. Morningside Road. info: 445 1628/22“) 1020. 10am. 50p. The group‘s spring programme is well under way and provides an opportunity for issues of local. national and global concern to be aired. Today's talk is entitled ‘Wltat 1s The Future Role Of The Commonwealth'." with Profe<sor Bill Gilmore from lidmburgh University's Faculty of Law at the podium before questions are taken.



The Royal Philosophical Society Of Glasgow Lecture Lecture Theatre No I. McCance Building. Richmond Street. 7.30pm. Free. This week‘s lecture is entitled "What ls Europe Anyway." with a Mrs Janey Buchan taking the floor.


Glenrothes The Fife Holiday And Travel Show

Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592 611101. until Sun 1 Feb. Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 1 lam—4pm. Free. If these miserable winter days are getting you down. this is a chance to look ahead to brighter times by giving you

listings EXTRA TIME

ideas for .1 quiet break or a rowdy action-packed holiday There is also the chance to enter competitions with prizes.



Outdoors 98 SFI‘C. l‘lliltlc‘slt‘li Quay. 204 012.3. until S Feb Witt-Fri 11am-0pm; Sat ck Sun llam~opm. £550 (£3). family ticket £14. The biggest display in the country of caravans. boats. tents and other types of outdoor leisure equipment that spring readily to mind. See photo capnon.


Camp America Directors' Fair

Assembly Rooms. George Street. info: 0171 581 7322. Noon —4pm. Free. Fancy a bit of an pairing in the USA? Here's your chance to fulfil that dream by finding otrt about nine weeks in a

summer camp followed by six weeks independent travel. Camp America also pay for your flight front london to New York. 1f your surname ts Woodward, I wouldn‘t bother

The Scottish Esoteric Network Holyrood Tavern. Holyrood Road. info: 225 9931. 8pm, Free. This group is designed to raise awareness of Paganism and esoteric beliefs and to offer an alternative to mainstream spirituality r— Judaism. Christianity. Islam. that ktrtd of thing. Meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month while lectures are held on the l third \N'ednesday at the Tolbootli Tavern at 7.30pm.

Morningside Justice And Peace Group Open Door, Morningside Road. info: 445 1628020 1020, 10am. 50p. This week‘s heated debate is ‘How Should Ml’s Be Selected And Elected." with Andrew Burns from those good people at Charter 88 Scotland.

OUTDOORS 98 SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glas ow, 204 0123, Wed

i 4—Sun 8 Fe , Wed—Fri 11am—9pm, Sat & Sun 11am~6pm, £5.50 (£3); family ticket £14. The outdoor enthusiast should be in fresh air manna from heaven with the third annual celebration of the great outdoors. Hence the name. This year's core sections are caravanning, boatin and camping, but the ha 15 will also contain excitement for climbers of all levels, a selection of holiday homes, a custom-built tank for scuba divin and the ever-popular sail-horstina competition. And if you appen to be under five, you can get in financially scot-free.

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