A quick look at Outdoors '99 What is it? Outdoors '99 is the only all-encompassing boat, caravan, camping and leisure show in Scotland.

Old favourites? Popular attractions making a welcome re-appearance include the purpose-bunt climbing wall (above), the mountain bike cycle track and the kiddies' adventure playground area.

Anything new? There is a programme of free cookery demonstrations and talks to tell you everything from the right way to pack your sleeping bag to the best way to put up an awning. There is also an unprecedented range of interactive features including a scuba diving tank, water-ski simulator and a new rigging competition.

Big name exhibitors The likes of Yamaha, Kawasaki, Westbrook -- the holiday homes people Hardware Clothing and boating gurus Bosun's Locker Wlll all be present. What's its snappy slogan? 'The truth is out there? Try in here first!’

Any celebs present? The whole shebang was launched by newsreader Jackie Bird, a qualified swmming coach, dinghy sailor and water-skier, and chef Nick Nairn, who isn't

I Outdoors ’99 continues until Sun 7 Feb, Thu & Fri 7 lam-9pm; Sat 8 Sun 17am—6pm. £5.50 (£3.50); under-5’s free; family ticket £ 74.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 248 3000.


Concentric Cities Throughout tltc year. info: 287 I999. Part ofGlasgow I999. this is essentially a do-it-yourself guided tour of tire city. split into three parts with eaclt strand highlighting many significant landmarks to create the largest ‘exhibition' iii the world. Get yourself a brochure aitd re-appraise the city. Outdoors '99 Until Stilt 7 Feb. Thu A: Fri l lam—9pm; Sat & Sun lIani—6pm. £5.50 t£3.50) under-5's free; family ticket £ l4.5(). SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. See photo caption.

Drama In Glasgow In The Time Of Neil Munro Fri 5 Feb. 8pm. £5. Glasgow Art Club. Batlt Street. info: 776 4280. The creator of the Para Handy tales is celebrated with this talk by David Hutchinson. Price includes coffee and biscuits.

Secret Journey To The Lost City Of Lou Lan Wed 10 Feb. 7.30pm. City Hall. Candleriggs. info: 552 3330. John Hare discusses the discovery of this ancient city. found after crossing some of the world‘s most h0sti|e terrain. There’s also lots of stuff about the Gobi desert and the near-extinct Bactrian Camel iit this RSGS talk. The Holiday And Travel Show Fri l2-Sun I4 Feb. Fri & Sat 10am—6pm; Sun l0am-5pm. £6 (£4): family ticket £20. SECC. Fimtieston Quay. 248 3000. Whether you're looking for inspiration fora weekend break. a back-packing tour i or a fatttily package deal. all your holiday requirements are answered in this annual travel bonanza. Over 800 exhibitors are ready to pack you off to exotic locations such as the Seychelles. Singapore or Mauritius or closer-to-honte pleasure spots such as Ireland. Devon or the Lake District.

Alternative Worlds Sat I3 Feb. lpm. £l.50. CCA. Sauchiehall Street. 332

752 l . The CCA's series on dissidence and debate during February aitd March kicks off with George McKay. the author of DIY Ctr/lure: l’iii'lv Alii/ Pi'oles'! In Ninetiev‘ Bi'iriiiii. His talk is entitled 'Recent Countercultui'e: Protest. Music.

History.’ while other speakers include dance writer Hillegoiida Rietveld. animal rights activist Alistair Currie and protest culture analyst Camilla Berens.


Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun I lam-5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli. Whistler aitd Cadell. plus numerous historical artefacts aitd animal displays. Also sltowing: The l.(l/\'Ul(l Ghost Dance Shir! ()ltjei'l Cine/nu. Panorama (iliiveoir. litiiiik/ii Banners“ and Neii‘ Ari'llilei'li'. See Glasgow Art listings page 76.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7 I 5 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun llam-5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in a specially

. designed. award-winning building. Also showing: The Thistle And The Rove. See Glasgow Art listings page 76.

Calderglen Country Park

Stratltaven Road. East Kilbride. 0t355 I 236644. Daily l0am—4.30pm. Free. This country park offers something for all ages. with an ornamental garden for horticultural enthusiasts. an audio-visual display. a children's zoo and a host of walks attd nature trails.

Chatelherault Country Park

Carlisle Road. Hamilton. ()l698 4262l3. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun noon—5pm. Free. Named after the Duke of Hamilton's hunting lodge. restored to its former glory iit 1987. the park also contains the ruitts of Cadzow Castle and extensive woodland walks. sonte through ancient native forest.

Coats Observatory 49 Oakshaw Street West. Paisley. 889 2()l 3. Tue—Sat l()aitt-~5pitt; Siiit 2—5pnt.

Free. Built as the result of an endowment from a local philanthropist in I880. the observatory now acts as the ntajor seismic station for south west Scotland as well as filittg daily weather reports to the Met Office.

David Livingstone Centre

I65 Station Road. Blantyre. ()l698

823 I40. Mon—Sat l0am—3.30pm: Sun l2.30—3.3()pm. £2.95 (£l.6()—£ l .75). This museum. situated in the tenement where Scotland's most famous missionary- explorer was bortt. features memorabilia from his life. both iit Scotland attd iit the heart of Africa.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Daily 1 lam—4pm. Grounds open dawn—dusk. Free. This l9th century garden attd glasshouses are home to an interesting aitd educational selection of plants. as well as featuring iii the film .lmle.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street. 552 8 I98. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone- huilt church has stood on this site since

I I36 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. who died iit 603; however ntost of the present building dates from the 13th or l5th centuries. the iitost notable exception being the stained- glass windows. renowned as one of the finest post-war collections iii the country.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark. Uddingston. 77I I I85. Daily 9.30aitt—5pm. £3.l0 (£2.65). 9.30ain—4pm. A popular haunt on school trips. the Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. front liotts to guinea pigs. as well as a well- stockcd reptile house. Tltere is also a full programttte of interactive events. suclt as snake-handling attd birds of prey flying displays. plus Children's Farm. antuseiiients and art orienteering

Gruesome Glasgow

Meet at Tourist lnfoi'iitation Centre. George Square. 772 0022. £5 t£3—-£4). Friday 7pm. Tales of torture and terror oit the streets of Glasgow as an expert guide takes you oit a tour of the city's cruel past.

House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park. Ill Duntbreck Road. 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). For opening times. call iitfo line 0I4l 353 4449. Art Lover's Cafe and Shop open 10am-5pm daily. Initially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition iii I90I. this unfinished work ltas been completed by modern-day architects and designers iit true Mackintosh style. Also oit show S'iin aitd Ash/er Coo/(e. See Glasgow Art listings page 76.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 543 l. Mon—Sat 9.30am-5pm. Free. Home to the University ’s collection of flat art and sculpture as well as changing exhibitions. the gallery also features a recreation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue. 330 422 I. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating front I807. the Huntei'ian is Scotland's oldest public museum it lost its artworks iit I980 with the opening of the purpose-built art gallery iit the grounds. but it is still home to a collection of the university 's treasures.

Hutcheson's Hall

I58 Ingram Street. Glasgow. 552 8391. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers iii the l9tlt century. the ltall has recently been

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completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. The site also includes a ten-minute audio-visual display about the Merchant City.

Mugdock Country Park

Craigallan Road. Milngavie. Glasgow. 956 6 [00. 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 visitor centre is open 9am-5pm every day of the year.

Museum 01‘ Transport

Kelvin Hall. I Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm; Sun

I lam—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Also on show Briekvhulls And Beyond. See Glasgow Art listings page 76.

People's Palace & Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat I0am—5pm; Sun I lam—5pm. Free. Glasgow‘s best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically with subjects including The Putter: Visions Of The City attd Crime And Punishment. Also on show William Simpson. See Glasgow Art listings page 76.

Pollok House

Poliok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6l6 64l0. Mon—Sun Ilam—4pm. Free. ()ne of the most elegant I8th century buildings iit the country. this historic house features some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.

Roller Dome

32 Dalmarnock Road. Rutherglen. 40l l l | l. Opening times vary. phone for details. Skateboard and roller-blade heaven with three different zones catering to all abilities.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon—Sat I0am-5pm: Stiit 2—5pm. Free. Designed in I904 by Charles Renttie-lvlackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland front I872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War II and l960s school days. Also on show Volvo/chi Banners. See Glasgow Art Listings page 76.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square. Ayr Street. 557 I405. Tue—Fri l0.30am-5pm; Sat I0am-4.30pm. Free. By use of photographs and artefacts. arts and crafts. the museum brings to life the social and industrial history of the north of Glasgow.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm; Sun I lam—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali's Christ OfSttini John Oj'T/te Cross and the story of religion iit Scotland through words and pictures. Also on show Delivering Hope. See Glasgow Art listings page 76.

The Time Capsule

l00 Buchanan Street. Coatbridge. 0I236 449572. Mon—Sun 10am—9pm. £3.85-£5. 10 (£3.05—£3.60). The pool area comes complete with wave machine. river rapids. flumes and a rubber ring slide. and you cart encounter a life-sized woolly mammoth on the ice rink. Other attractions include a gym and health facilities. plus a play area for children aged 5—l l.

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