Concentric Cities Throughout the year. info: 287 1999. Part ofGlasgow 1999. this is essentially a do-it-yourself guided tour to the city split into three parts with each strand highlighting many significant landmarks to create the largest ‘exhibition‘ in the world. Phone for a detailed list of participating venues. Salsa Classes Various venues. Hip- grinders. both beginners and masters. can be in salsa heaven with classes across the city. See Glasgow Clubs listin s. Creative Stitches/Hobbycraits Thu 4—Sun 7 Mar. 9.30am—5.30pm (Sun 5pm). £6 (£5) Free for accompanied under-16s. SECC. Finnieston Quay. info: 01425 272711. See photo caption.

Lock Stock Boys Thu 4 Mar. 8—1 lpm. Various venues. info: 0171 580 2626. You've seen the film and now is your chance to meet some of the stars of last year‘s cult British crime movie. Lock. Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Prizes and booze galore at Bar 10. Monkey Bar. Spy and Budda.

World Cup City Of Glasgow Epee Fencing Sat 6 & Sun 7 Mar. 12.45pm. £6 (£4). Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena. info: 445 1602. Some of the world's top fencers will be taking part in this third annual event. Sunday is Gala Final da .

30/20 Cyraft 8i Design Fair Sun 14 Mar. 10am-5pm. Free. Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 1. The country’s leading promoter presents an exhibition of contemporary craft and design at its best. Jewellery. silk. ceramics. glass. mosaics and leather are among the products on display. Mlndstore System For Business Tue 16 & Wed 17 Mar. 9am—5.30pm. Royal Concert Ha11.Sauchiehall Street. info: 0345 413137. Jack Black's two-day seminar is now well established among the business community for inspiring change and creativity. The master of motivation introduces delegates to the secrets of success to beat stress and activate innovation and ideas.


Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 1 lam—5pm. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt. Botticelli. Whistler and Cadell. plus numerous historical artefacts and animal displays. Also showing: The utkota Ghost Danee Shirt Oh/"eet Cinema. Panorama Glasgow. Vaisakhi Banners and Frank Lloyd Wright The Living City. See Glasgow Art listings page 75.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm'. Sun 11am—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 Rose. See Glasgow Art listings page 75.

Calderglen Country Park

Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 01355 236644. Daily l()am—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 and nature trails.

Chatelherault Country Park

Carlisle Road. Hamilton. 0l698 426213. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm'. Sun noon-5pm (house closed Friday). Free. Named after the Dukes of Hamilton‘s hunting lodge.

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restored to its former glory in 1987. the park also contains the ruins of Cadzow Castle and extensive woodland walks. some through ancient native forest.

Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West. Paisley. 889 2013. Tue~Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. Built as the result of an endowment from a local philanthropist in 1880. the observatory now acts as the major seismic station for south west Scotland as well as filing daily weather reports to the Met Office. The telescopic equipment is still operational and the building houses a library of specialist books.

David Livingstone Centre

165 Station Road. Blantyre. 01698 823140. Mon—Sat 10am-3.30pm; Sun 12.30—3.30pm. £2.95 (£1.60—£ l .75). This museum. situated in the tenement where Scotland's most famous missionary- explorer was born. features memorabilia from his life. both in Scotland and in the heart of Africa.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Free. Grounds open daily dawn-dusk; Kibble Palace open Mon—Sat lOam—4. 15pm. This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants. as well as featuring in the film Jude.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street. 552 8198. Mon-Fri 9.30am—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone- built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo. who died in 603; however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries. the most notable exception being the stained- glass windows. renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark. Uddingston. 771 l 185. Daily 9.30am—4pm. £3.10 (£2.65). A popular haunt on school trips. Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. from lions to guinea pigs. as well as a well-stocked reptile house. There is also a full programme of interactive events. such as snake- handling and birds of prey flying displays. plus Children‘s Farm. amusements and an orienteering course.

Gruesome Glasgow

Meet at Tourist Information Centre. George Square. 772 0022. £5 (£3—£4). Fri 7pm. Tales of torture and terror on the streets of Glasgow as an expert guide takes you on a tour of the city's cruel past.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University ofGlasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. 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 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating frotn 1807. the Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum it lost its artworks iii 1980 with the opening of the purpose-built art gallery in the grounds. but it is still home to a collection of the university's treasures. Also on show The History of Scottish Bank Notes. See Glasgow Art Listings page 78.

Hutcheson's Hall 158 lngratn Street. 552 8391. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Built by the

A quick loo at Creative Stitchesbeycrfts

What is it? It’s two shows for the price of one beanfeast for those with a bot passion for crafts and hobbies. There are displays, supplies, demonstrations,

talks and workshops galore.

Two shows? Show one is Creative Stitches, which satisfies all your textile requirements. The centrepiece is a display of magnificent costumes and hats worn in the hit movie Titanic (above). For hands-on inspiration, try one of the 'Just A Taste' sessions where you can have a go at silk paper-making, patchwork, cross stitch, crochet and tiara-making.

And show two? Hobbycrafts is a Mecca for the devotee of embossing, glass painting and decoupage. Around 100 stands will represent over 30 crafts with supplies ranging from miniature modelling to teddy-bear making and craft paints for gilding, stenciiling and stamping.

Who are the experts? Myra Coles from The Sewing Machine Clinic; Pauline Turner, founder of the International Crochet Awards; Mary Day, who creates attractive scarves by dyeing them in the microwave.

I Creative Stitches/Hobbycrafts, Thu 4—Sun 7 Mar, 9.30am—5.30pm (Sun 5pm). f 6 ([5); free for accompanied under-sixteens. SECC, Finnieston Quay info:

07425 272777.

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.

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 visitor 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. 1 Buriihouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun

1 lam—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding ()n The River Clyde a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims ()fTransport by Justin Carter.

People's Palace 8. Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—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 I’attei; Visions ()j The (.‘itv and (‘rime And Punishment.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Mon—«Sun I lam -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.

Roller Dome

32 Daliiiarnock Road. Ruthei'glen. 401 l 1 l 1. Opening times vary. phone for details: core hours are Mon—Fri 4—9piii.

Sat 9am—6.30pm. Sun 1 lam—9pm. Skateboard and roller-blade heaven with three different zones catering to all abilities. There are also refreshments. video games anti a soft play area to keep non-skating friends and family-members occupied. not to mention the Project 1 shop to keep you up-to-date with the latest boarding trends.

Scotland Street School Museum

225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—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 ll arid 1960s school days. Also on show Vaisak/ii Banners. See Glasgow Art Listings page 75.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square. Ayr Street. 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—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 illustrated by two permanent exhibitions Made In The North arid Spring/mm Park, Yesterday. Today .-lnd 'lomorroii'.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 1(1ani-5pni; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world's six major religions. Dali's (‘hrist ()fflS‘aint Jo/tn ()fT/lt’ (toss and the story of religion iii Scotland through words and pictures. Also on show Delivering Hope. See Glasgow Art Listings page 75.

The Time Capsule

100 Buchanan Street. Coatbridge. 01236 449572. Mon—Sun 10aiii—9pm. £3.85—£5. 10 (£3.05—L‘360). The pool area comes complete with wave machine. river rapids. flumes and a rubber ring slide. and you can encounter a life-sized woolly mammoth on the ice rink. ()ther attractions include a gym and health facilities. plus a play area for children aged 5-1 1.