gallery in the grounds. but it is still home to a collection of the university's treasures.
158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. Mon-Sat l()am—5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in the 19th century. the hall has recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City. Note -- viewing is subject to functions in the tnain hall.
Mugdock Country Park
Craigallan Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as well as numerous woodland paths and walkways. The
\ isitor centre is open 9am—5pm every day of the year. Call for more details on the opening times of the gift shop and crafts unit. or for a full itinerary of countryside events.
Museum Of Transport
Kelvin Hall. I Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sttn
l lam—5pm. Free. A museum crammed full with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other transportation. devoted to the history of transport. Permanently on display are four exhibitions: Car Crime. Travel Over I 00 Years Ago, Shipbuilding ()n The River Clyde and Transport Disasters. Also showing Future Foods." — see Glasgow Art listings. page 91.
People’s Palace Museum
Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mort—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. Glasgow's best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The rtew displays are set out thematically with
subjects including The Patter; Visions Of
The City and Crime And Pimishment. Also showing William Simpson — see Glasgow Art listings. page 91.
Pollok House & Country Park
Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Daily 11am—4pm. Free. ()ne of the most elegant 18th century buildings in the country. this historic house features some of the fittest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell. Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mort—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2~-5pm. Free. Designed in 1904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War 11 and l960s school days. Also showing Insights and The (‘lothes ()[fOItr Backs — see Glasgow Art listings. page 91.
Atlas Square. Ayr Street. 557 I405. Tue-«Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat
10am —4.30pm. Free. [D]. By use of photographs and artefacts. arts and crafts. the museum brings to life the metal and indttstrial history of the north of Glasgow illustrated by two permanent exhibitions Made In The North and Spring/turn Park. Yesterday, lot/av And liititril'i'riir'.
St Mungo Museum
2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Strn I lam—5pm. Free. A museum dedicated to world faiths. featuring a '/.en garden. priceless an works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali's ('hrist ()fSaint John (If The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
Fireworks Extravaganza Thu 5 Nov. 7pm. £1.80 stand ticket & £1.50 ground ticket. Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. 661 5351. The Radio Forth roadshow kicks off the night's fun at 6.15pm. The display itself starts at 7pm and should last a sizzling 45 minutes. Alba Adventure Company Thu 5. Wed 11& Thu 12. Wed 18 & Thu 19 Nov. lOam-4pm. £6 (£4.50/£1.50). Edinburgh Castle. info: 668 8830/8686. The Historic Scotland season continues with more performances of living history. drama and comedy. November brings on A Scottish C lansman who will describe the clothing and the weaponry at his disposal. Hypermarket Fri 6 & Sat 7 Nov. 10am—5pm. 20p. Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. The 21st Annual Joint Charities Christmas Hypermarket is the perfect opportunity to get all your seasonal gifts. cards etc and also feel good about yourself. Eighty local and national charities will benefit from this event organised by Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations Council. with all the wrapping paper. toys. borne-baking and books you could possibly need this Yuletide.
Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 7 & Sun 8 Nov. 11am-5pm. £1.60 (£1 .20). Royal Highland Centre. Ingliston. 333 3036. See photo capdon.
Heritage Events Company Sun 8 & 15 Nov. lpm. 2pm. 3pm. £6 (£4.50/£1.50). Edinburgh Castle. info: 668 8830/8686. The Heritage Events Company take a look at classic author Sir Walter Scott. in The Regalia. distinguished councillor by day and cunning cat-burglar by night William Brodie — Deacon to his mates — in The Company Of Beggars and one of Burke and Hare's less well-remembered victims Mary Paterson. in Creepers.
The Case Of The Missing Fish And Chips Mon 9 Nov. 7pm. £16.50. Harry Ramsden‘s. Newhaven Harbour. 551 5566. Solve a murder mystery and stuff your face with quality fish 'n’ chips. And yes. you can expect a few red herrings along the way.
Morningside Justice And Peace Group Wed 11 8: 18 Nov. 10.30am. 50p. Open Door. Morningside Road. info: 445 1628/229 1020. The group‘s autumn season of talks on topics of local. national and global concern continues with MAI. ~ Who Controls World Trade? (Wed 11 Nov) followed by Beyond Fear: Vision. Hope And Generositr (Wed 18 Nov).
The Cancer Research Campaign Scotland Art Exhibition Tue t7—Sat 21 Nov. Tue—Fri 10.30am-—9pm: Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Free. Adam House. Chambers Street. info: 343 1344. An eclectic collection of 2000 paintings will adorn the walls of Adam House to aid the funds of the Cancer Research Campaign. There is also a whole host ofjewellery and crafts for sale as the Campaign celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Castlehill (Royal Mile). 226 3709. Daily 10am—5pm. £1 .95—£3.95 (£2.50—£3. 15) Pick tip a pedestrian in your hand at this attraction. which gives visitors a real-time. 360° image of the city. There is also an exhibition devoted to holographs and photography on the lower floors.
North Queensferry. Fife. 0| 383 41 1880. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat & Sun 10am—6pm. £6.15 (£4.25. £3.55). Famous for its underwater tunnel. which brings visitors face to face with a huge collection of fish native to our coastlines. Deep-Sea World also houses an Amazonian rain forest display. a touch-pool and
educational facilities. Expert staff are on hand to answer questions and. thanks to the latest communications technology. visitors can even talk to divers as they feed the animals in the aquarium.
225 9846. Daily 9.30am—5pm. £6 (£1.50—£4.50). Although much of the castle‘s medieval character was lost when it was converted into barracks in the 19th century. continuing excavations aim to redress this. Other attractions include James lV‘s famous cannon. Mons Meg. lots of military silverware and. of course. The Stone Of Destiny. used to crown Scottish kings since time began.
Huntly House Museum
142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am~5pm. Free. Packed with historic artefacts. this restored 16th century mansion tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.
Museum Of Childhood
42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Founded in 1955. the museum has five public galleries with all manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages. Also showing Thank You For The Food We Eat — see Edinburgh Art listings. page 93.
Canongate Tolbooth. 163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon-Sat lOam—Sprn. Free. Situated in the Canongate Tolbooth. the sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards are faithfully reproduced.
Royal Museum Of Scotland
2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue. free admission from 4.30pm); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); children free; season ticket £5 (£2.50). A 19th century museum housing international collections of natural history. geology. science. technology and the decorative arts. Also showing Chinese lacquer. Photographic Displat . Jewel/err Moves and Making Wear't s -- see Edinburgh Art listings. page 93.
Royal Observatory Visitor Centre Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon-5pm. £2.50 (£1.50). This attraction is a mine of information on the heavens. froin the latest interactive CD-roms on space and astronomy to the observatory's on-going work in Hawaii and Australia. Public star-gazing sessions take place every Friday night from October to March.
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Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Drive (Leith Docks). 555 5566. 10.30am—6pm (last entry 4.30pm). £6.50 (£3.75—£5). The former royal yacht has recently opened its doors to members of the public after a £25 million reﬁt. The on-shore visitor centre contains historical information on the boat and its furnishings while. on the yacht itself. members of the public can have a good nosy round the royals’ former quarters.
Scottish Telecom World Of Communications
Saltire Court. 10 Cambridge Street. 473 3939. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Free. This fully interactive exhibition looks at the history of communication featuring everything from Morse Code and old style telephones to computerised displays.
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
354 Castlehill (Royal Mile). 220 0441. Mon-Sun 9.30am—430pm. £4.50 (£2.50—£3.50). Take a romp through the history of yer national drink at this fully interactive attraction. Highlights include lessons from a ghost master-blender. a barrel-car ride through whisky history and a well-stocked bar in which to test your newly-acquired expertise.
The Witchery Tour
Meet outside The Witchery restaurant. Castlehill (Royal Mile). 225 6745. £7 (£4). 9pm & 10pm every night (phone for details of other times. which vary seasonally). Take a trip to the dark side of Edinburgh with your guide. Adam Lyal deceased. who will regale you with stories of torture. murder and witchcraft.
Lady Stair‘s House. Lady Stair‘s Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. A treasure- house of items relating to three of Scotland’s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott. Also showing Travels With A Donkey — see Edinburgh An listings. page 93.
The Spirit Of Christmas Sat 14 Nov—4 Jan. 11am—5pm. £3.75 (£2.50). New Lanark Visitor Centre. New Lanark Mills. 01555 661345. The award-winning. interactive ride. adapted from the year— round ‘Annie McLeod Experience‘. which looks at the origins of Christmas and its changing traditions.
Craftastic With Futura Sun 15 Nov.
1 lam—4pm. Calderglen Country Park. Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. East Kilbride‘s foremost arts and crafts distributor. Futura. demonstrate a variety of craft techniques with a chance to try your hand at making wedding favours. glass painting and bow-making.
CRAFT 8: DESIGN FAIR Sat 7 8: Sun 8 Nov, 11am-5pm. £1.60 (£1.20). Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 333 3036. The 3D/2D Craft and Desi n Fairs have gained a deserved reputation as top rankers in the field 0
and traditional craftwork. All exhibitors sell only their
own work With prices comparable to your High Street favourites. And yes, you can get your early Christmas gifts here b the barrowload. Take your choice from a wide range of ceramics, jewel ery, candles, textiles, glass, silversmithing, pyrography, puzzles and much, much more.
5-19 Nov 1998 THELISTO?