Monday 9


Rangers v Dundee lbrox Park. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 7.45pm. The First Division's pace-setters travel to lbrox in a match which would give them a fine idea as to their hopes for next season should they be the ones to replace Hibs in the Premier. Rangers' star- studded team can expectjust as tricky a match as they‘ve been given in previous rounds by Hamilton and Motherwell.

Saturday 14


Celtic v Dundee United Celtic Park. Kerr dale Street. Glas ow. 3pm.

Dun ermline v Aber een East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. Hearts v Kilmarnock Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. 3pm. Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.

St Johnstone v Hibs McDiarmid Park. Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm.


Ayr United V Airdrie Somerset Park. Ttylield Place. Ayr. 3pm.

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

Falkirk v Raith Rovers Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Partick Thistle v St Mirren Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3 m.

Stirling Albion v Hami ton Accies Forthbank Stadium. Spn'ngkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.




Wales v Scotland Wemblcy Stadium. London. 3pm. And the Welsh complain about the English taking over their country? Still. the venue gives the Scots a chance to relive the glorious turf- collccting memories of 1977 or the nightmare of Euro 96. Asides from that. there's a rugby match to contest and the Scots will want to make up for their French farce while the Welsh need to get some pride back after their English humping. Broadcast on BBC TV.

European Cup Finals Mon 9—Sat l4. Nevis Range Ski Area. Fort William; Cairngorm Ski Area. lnverttess. 9am. Britain's skiers will no sooner have gotten over their Japanese jetlag than they are heading north to challenge for the likes of the Europa Cup which has its climax on Tue 10.

Spot the ball: player manager Gianluca Vialli leaps into action as Chelsea play Real Betis in the European Cup Winners Cup. Live on Channel 5 Thu 5 Mar at 8pm.


music to tell the story

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THE MOUSE AND HIS CHILD Thu 19 Mar. 103m 8. 2pm. £3. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Ages 7-10. Open Hand Theatre Company's enchanting new show uses puppets. actors, masks and

of the wind-up mechanical mouse and his son. Once the clock strikes midnight and the children are asleep, the toys come to life and their fun adventures begin. But lurking in the shadows is a not-so- friendl toy, the King of the Wind-Ups, Manny Rat. Can they escape from

We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Acttvrttes And Fun

The Wild Bunch Monthly Meeting Sat 7 Mar. IOam—noon. The Lecture Room. Pollok Country Park. 632 9299. Ages 8—12. lfyou're interested in wildlife. making friends and having fun. here‘s a chance to find out more about the club‘s activities.

A Mad March Mystery Trail Sat 7 Mar, 10.15am—noon. Glen Lodge. Gleniffer Braes Country Park. 884 3794. A mystery trail around the park grounds.


Brat Pack Movies 10am—12.30pm. £1.50. Virgin Cinema. The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282. Films for the forthcoming weeks include Dunston Checks In (PC) on Sat 7 Mar and The Wind In The Willows (U) on Sat 14



Colour Play Sat 7 Mar. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Woodcut Puppet Theatre's colourful show. loosely based on the Italian e ic Orlando F urioso.

An Eskimo Tale Sat 14 Mar. 2pm & 3.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre. 8—10Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Ages 3+. Aldo Reali and Stephen Foster present a delightful story of loss and gain in an Alaskan fishing community. performed with hand-carved figures.


Kids Food Sat 7 Mar—Sat 17 May. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Ages 5-1 I. A fun interactive exhibition aimed at younger children in an effort to improve their eating habits. Games. puzzles and informative panels encourage kids to learn about the food they eat and help them to make healthy choices. Help comes in the form of dinosaurs acting as waiters and Olive the ever popular mechanical dinner lady. There's also a chance to find out what famous people really think about school dinners.

listings KIDS

EDINBURGH Activrties 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 and every Sunday at 3.15pm. Warthog is the topic on Sat 7 Mar with The Fish Cemetery on Sun 8 Mar. The following week. learn about The Camel on Sat 14 Mar and Owls on Sun 15 Mar.


Crash! Bang! Wallop! Until Sat 7 Mar. 11am & 2pm. £6-£7 (£2-£6); Family ticket £20. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. Ages 3—6. The Playdays pack are back in town in a brand new adventure. Tick Tock‘s sound machine has broken and all his wonderful sounds have escaped. Help is at hand though. as Peggy Patch. Poppy The Cat and Why Bird go in search of the missing noises. discovering new and exciting lands along the way.


Children's Art Workshops Until Sat 21 Mar. Every Saturday at 10am-noon for 5—8 year olds and 1.30—3.30pm for 9-12 year olds. New Street Exhibition Space. 14 New Street. Call 554 1999 to book a place. Practising artist Jenny Smith leads a fun art workshop with a difference. as children are led through a variety of approaches. From working in two and three-dimensional media. drawing in charcoal and pastels to collage and sculpting from recycled materials. it's the perfect opportunity to let your creative talents flow.


Activities And Fun

On Safari With The Countryside Rangers Sat 7 Mar. 1.30—3.30pm. 50p. Biggar Municipal Hall. Kirkstyle. 01698 283981. Ages 8—12. An afternoon exploring the local area in search of wildlife.

Animal Antics Sat 14 Mar. 2—3pm. The Conservatory. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Learn more about the animals who live at the park on this mini walk with the 200 staff.

Look What 1 Made Mum Sun 15 Mar. 2pm. £1. The Conservatory. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. An afternoon present-making workshop. just in time for Mother's Day.


Babe(U) Sun 8 Mar. 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University Of Stirling. 01786 461081.


The Mouse And His Child See photo capdon.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Little Theatre. Broughton Road. 01899 220631. £4.40 adults; £3.30 children (reductions for parties of over 10). Shows on offer over the coming fortnight are as follows:

Nessie And The Loch Ness Monster Sat 7 Mar. 2pm. Join Hughie. Spike. the Haggis Pipers and the loveable sea- monster Nessie in their fun adventures at Loch Ness.

Pips And Panda In Magicland Sat 14 Mar. 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where everything is not quite as it seems.


Line Dancing For Young Uns Sat 14 Mar. 2.30—4.30pm. £1.50. Howden Park Centre. Livingston. 01506 433634. Ages 7-12. A special line dancing session aimed at children.

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