Until Wed 22 Apr. This year‘s festival is coming to a close. but there are still a few remaining performances. The shows are listed alphabetically. then by date.

The Boy And The Yellow Bird Thu 16 Apr. 10.15am. £1.50 (£2 for 1 adult and I child). Roslin Pavilion. Pentland View Place. Roslin. 0131 440 4516 and at 2.15pm. Dalkeith Leisure Centre. 6 Woodburn Road. 0131 663 3445. Fri 17 Apr. 1 lam & 2pm. £3.50 (£2.75). Netherbow. 45 High Street. Edinburgh. 0131 556 9579/2647. £3.50 (£2.75). Ages 4+. See photo caption.

George 5 Marvellous Medicine Thu 16 Apr. 1.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). St Bride's Centre. 10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh. 0131 346 1405. Ages 5+. Norwich Puppet Theatre capture the energy and excitement of Roald Dahl‘s tale of a little boy who transforms his grandma with a magic potion.

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark Sat 18 Apr. 11am & 2pm. £3.50 (£2.75). Netherbow. 45 High Street. Edinburgh. ()131 556 9579/2647. Ages 6+. Pavla‘s Puppets tell the story of Plop. the baby barn owl who. to his misfortune. is afraid of the dark.

Pinocchio Thu 16 Apr. 1 lam & 2pm. £2.50. MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. Fri 17 Apr. 1.30pm. £2. Linlithgow Leisure Centre. 01506 433634. Sat 18 Apr. 2.30pm. £3 (£1.50). East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. 01355 261000. 5+. The tale ofthe wooden puppet who wants to be a real boy in Indefinite Article’s first visit to the festival.

Peter And The Wolf Fri 17 Apr. 10.15am. £1.50 (£2 for 1 adult and 1 child). Mayfield Leisure Centre. 10 Mayfield Place. Mayfield. 0131 663 2219. Ages 5+.C1ydebui1t Puppets‘ visual adaptation of the famous Russian story of an adventurous boy call Peter.

Professor Pluggit's Time-Shuttle Thu 16 Apr. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Ages 6+. Hunter Puppets‘ fast-paced show tells the story of Professor Plugitt‘s time- machine. A thief has stolen it and unless he‘s caught. the history of puppetry could be lost forever.

flggers Don't Climb Trees Fri 17 Apr. 10.15am. £1.50 (£2 for 1 adult and 1 child). Kings Park Pavilion. Dalkeith. 0131663 3445 and at 2.15pm at Gorebridge Leisure Centre. Hunterfield Road. 01875 821739. Ages 5+. Meet Winnie The Pooh and friends in Richard Medrington's new show adapted from the original stories by AA. Milne. Thurtinkle's Travelling Tales Thu 16 Apr. Ilarn & 2pm. Netherbow. 45 High Street. Edinburgh. 0131 556 9579/2647. Sat 18 Apr, 10.30am. £3 (£2). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street. 01698 267515 and at 2pm at Sir John Wilson Town Hall. Stirling Street. Airdrie. 01698 267515. Ages 4+. Enchanting stories from far off lands with Thurtinkle the magical storyteller from Dynamic New Animation.

Tom Thumb Fri 17 Apr. 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Port Seton Centre. South Seton Park. 01875 815815. Ages 3+. The story of the thumb-sized man and his escapades in his magnified world from Banyan Theatre Company.


THE BOY AND THE YELLOW BIRD Various venues (see Puppet Festival listings). Fresh from their tour of South Africa, Moving Hands Theatre's new show looks at the theme of friendship with all its ups and downs. In this sensitive and humourous tale, the company use shadow and hand-

held puppets. mime and music.



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Scottish Claymores v Dusseldorf Rhein Fire Sun 19. Murrayfteld Stadium. Edinburgh. 3pm. After a disappointing opening to this year‘s campaign. a chance for the Claymores to kick-start the season with their first home match. The fun starts at noon with a Mexican Fiesta. England Monarchs v Scottish Claymores Sun 26. Alexander Stadium. Birmingham. 3pm. Our heroes take to the road again in the Battle of Britain. After the drubbings suffered over the last few years in football and rugby. this is a chance for some measure of revenge. Coming to a satellite dish near you.


Saturday 18


Celtic v Motherwell Celtic Park.

Kerr dale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

Dun ermline Athletic v Hibernian East End Park. Halbeth Road. Dunfermline. 3 m.

Hearts v St Johnstone Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Kilmamock v Dundee United Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Airdrie v Morton Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

Hamilton Accies v Falkirk Cliftonhill Stadium. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm. St Mirren v Raith Rovers St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3 in. Stirling Albion v Partick T istle Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Wednesday 22


Scotland v Finland Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 8pm. Craig Brown‘s warriors continue their highly successful build up to the World Cup with the clock ticking ever faster towards the clash with the Brazilians on 10 June. The Finns shouldn‘t pose too much of a threat. but Brown will be looking to pick a stronger team than the one which lost to Denmark last month. It's also a chance to sing your hearts out to Del Amitri's latest creation. Or not. as the case will be.

Saturday 25


Celtic v Hibs Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

Hearts v Rangers Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. Motherwell v Dunfermline Fir Park.

Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm.


SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION Falkirk v Dundee Brockville Stadium. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Morton v Ayr United Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

Partick Thistle v Hamilton Accies Firhill Park. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. Raith Rovers v Stirling Albion Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

St Mirren v Airdrie St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.


Nike Hockey 98 Sat 25/Sun 26. Fife Ice Arena. Rosslyn Street. Kirkcaldy. 8am. Britain’s biggest junior event sees the home side‘s under-elevens taking on their contemporaries from Murrayfield. Sheffield and Elgin while the under-21 tournament involves teams from Kingston. Dumfries. Glasgow. Birmingham and the hosts clashing.

International Tournament Sat 18/Sun 19. Pitrevie Sports Ground. Dunfermline. Sat 1 lam/Sun 10.30am. Scotland's A and 8 women‘s sides take on the Welsh and English in an event which is crucial for the Scots in their build up to August’s European Championships in Prague. The big crunch will be the A meeting of the Auld Enemy at 2.30pm on Sunday. At some point in the weekend’s proceedings. there will be a demonstration of pop lacrosse by the top two schools’ teams in the country.


Scottish Championship Sun 19. Knockhill Racing Circuit. by Dunfermline. 9.30am. Two rounds of Regal 600 series. Supersport 250. Supersport 600. sidecars. classics and support traces are on the menu today.


Edinburgh Ziebart Monarchs v Hull Vikings Fri 17. Armadale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Monarchs meet the might of the Vikings who have stars such as Paul Bentley and Paul Thorp. ~

Glamw Qfm Tigers v Berwick

Ban Sun 19. Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. A crucial match as the qualifying stages of the Premier League Cu nears its climax.

Ediiibur h Ziebart Monarchs v Sheffiel Tigers Fri 24. Armadale Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The Tigers are boosted by the inclusion of Carl Stonehewer. the league's top performer last season.

Glasgow Qfm Tigers v Peterborough Pan ers Sun 26. Shawfteld Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. The Tigers kick off their Premier League campaign with a tough match against the championship

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