SPORT listings


Saturday 11

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Dundee United v Aberdeen Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm. Hibs v Hearts Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Motherwell v Kilmarnock Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.

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


Ayr United v Hamilton Accies Somerset Park. Tryfteld Place. Ayr. 3pm. Falkirk v Stirling Albion Brockville Stadium. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm. Morton V St Mirren Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm. Partick Thistle v Airdrie Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

Raith Rovers v Dundee Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

Sunday 12


Rangers v Celtic lbrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. Glasgow. 4pm. Make or break time for Walter Smith and his dreams of ten-in-a-row. while Wim Jansen could see his League hopes become reality with victory today.


Scottish Championship Sun 5. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 9.30am. The opening event of Knockhill's 1998 season features the Waverley Press XR2 Championship. high speed Formula Ecosse and Ford single seaters. Historics. Road Saloons and Sports Cars.

Hot-Hatch Owners Track Day Sun 12. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunferrnline. 9.30am. lfyou‘ve got one. bring it along to the Touring Car Circuit a hot-hatch. that is. Paddock displays and a Sound Off competition complete the day‘s action.


Melrose Sevens Sat 11. The Greenyards. Melrose. 12.45—7pm. Get the bitter taste of the Scottish Five Nations displays removed from your mouth with the annual sevens event. attracting teams from Scotland and abroad.

Edinburgh Ziebart Monarchs v Berwick Bandits Fri 3. Armadale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Monarchs begin the defence of the Premier League Cup against the new- look bandits. who have Danish star Rene Madsen at their disposal.

Glasgow Qfm Tigers v Newcastle Diamonds Sun 5. Shawfteld Stadium. Glasgow. 1.30pm. Old rivals will be reacquainted in this Premier League Cup clash.

Edinburgh Ziebart Monarchs v Newcastle Diamonds Fri 10. Armadale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Diamonds were the only team to win in the League at Armadale last season. US star Brent Werner. and Danes Jesper Olsen and Nicki Pederson should ensure a tough challenge again.

Glasgow Qfm Tigers v Sheffield Tigers Sun 12. Shawfteld Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. The home side should be favourites here though the visiting Tigers will be boosted by the signing Carl Stonehewer.

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HISTORIC SCOTLAND Various venues. info: 0131 668 8800, Sun 12 Apr.


Historic Scotland's 1998 programme gets underway today promising events galore in celebration of Scotland's heritage and history. Specially commissioned dramas, living histo , falconry, combat displays, music and storytelling are all on offer across t e country at venues reeking of history. Today’s schedule sees the Forres Archers at Fort George near Inverness. a guided stroll in the grounds of Edzell Castle in Brechin while the highli ht comes courtesy of the Carrick 800 Battle Re-Enactment Society. A low yourself to be transported back to 1307 in the camp of Robert the Bruce (above) at Glentrool. Witness the Carrick Spearman training and using bows and axes before reliving the moment when the Earl of Pembroke's troops were, quite literally, put to the sword.

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. Extra Time listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.

FRIDAY 3 Glasgow

Glasgow Book Fair James Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. info: 334 3245/3248. until Sat 4 Apr. Fri noon—7pm; Sat 10am—5pm. 50p. The Glasgow Book Fair is the biggest gathering of antiquarian and out-of-print book sellers in the country as 30 representatives across Britain present the cream of their crop. Among the treats on offer are rare editions of Our Wit/lie and The Bron/ts and an exquisite study of Glasgow via the sketches of Hugh Rankin Campbell.


Macallan Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour The Beehive Inn. Grassmarket. info: 226 6665. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Educate yourself through booze as the tour follows in the footsteps of Rabbie Burns. Sir Walter Scott. Robert Louis Stevenson and Irvine Welsh across the ale houses of the city. Now that summer is nearly upon us. the tour reverts to its Thursday to Sunday programme.


Glasgow River Kelvin Clean Up Ha‘penny Bridge House. Kelvin Walkway. info: 946 4542.

10.30am. Friends of the River Kelvin get stuck in for clean-ups today and on the first Saturday of each month. Grassroots Cookery Classes Grassroots. Woodlands Road. Charing Cross. 353 3278. Noon—2.30pm. £10. Tracy Thanopoulis continues the wholefood experts' spring season with ideas. recipes and information on a vegan way of life.


Edinburgh International Science Festival Various venues. info: 220 6220. until 19 Apr. Shows. exhibitions. workshops. walks. talks and tours make up the celebrations for an estimated audience of 175.000 visitors. This year's themes are food. from genetic engineering to the science ofchocolate. new technology. ageing. explorers. health. outer space and water. Books and films even have their own bashes. Among the venues are such diverse locations as Technopolis at Adam House. Gorgie City Farm. Royal Mile Whiskies on the High Street. the Filmhouse and Edinburgh 7.00. See feature. pa e 8. Fire-Walking Chalienge Currie Rugby Club.Ma1|eny Park. Balerno. info:

446 9212. 7pm. Free. Do your bit with this sponsored event for Action Research. a charity fighting against disease and disability. The barefoot walk is over 25 feet of coals burning at 1.200 degrees Fahrenheit which sounds pretty warm. Experts will be on hand to give the right advice as you. wait for it. hotfoot it for charity. Entry forms are available on the above number.



Wedding Fayre New Town Hall.

info: 01236 455500. 11am—4pm.

Free. An opportunity for you to meet and discuss your special day with top pros from all spheres of the nuptial industry. Or make you decide the whole thing's a bad idea after all.



Scottish Country Dancing Group The Baha'i Centre. North Fort Street. 225 1600. 7pm. Free. Spin. whirl and Ding yourself across the floor for this informal introduction to the art fortn you probably avoided at school.



Colin Prior: Travelling At The Speed of light Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. lptn. £2.50 (£2 in advance). The (YMIIY’I‘SUITUII Pit't'm‘ season continues with a man who has travelled the world snapping away while visiting some of the wildest terrain on the planet. Recently. he was commissioned to produce the photograpy for the British Airways corporate calendars and here he gives a slide show and talk as he illustrates many of his adventures.



Easter Book Market Alloway Public Hall. opposite Burns‘ Cottage. info: 01560 600349. until Mon 13. 10am—5pm. Free. A wide selection of books. maps. prints and film magazines for sale while you can bring your own gear along to sell or get a valuation.

SUNDAY 12 Stirling Historic Scotland Stirling Castle. info: 0131 668 8800. 1.30pm. The 1998 programme gets under way today with a variety of events across the country including the Carrick 800 Battle Re- Enactment Society doing that re-enacting thing at Stirling Castle. See photo capuon.

New Lanarlt

Waterfall Day Clyde Wildlife Reserve. New Lanark. info: 0131 312 7765. Scottish Power's Bonnington Power Station is closed today allowing the full force of the River Clyde to rush over the 80 feet Corra Linn waterfall with an estimated 40 tonnes of the wet stuff cascading every second. Remember to bring your cagoule.


The Scottish Esoteric Network Toolbooth Tavern. Canongate. info: 225 9931. 7.30pm. Free. This group is designed to raise awareness of Paganism and Esoteric beliefs and to offer an alternative to mainstream spirituality Judaism. Christianity. Islam. that kind of thing. Tonight is social meeting night.



Egyptian Belly Dancing Howden Park Centre. 01506 433634. 6.30—8pm (beginners). 8—9.30pm (intermediates). £18 (£12) for six week course. Let the simple therapeutic gyrations of this ancient dance form melt away the stress of existence while you get yourself nicely toned. Liz Hide is your teacher.