Potfest '99 Fri ll-Sun 13 Jun. l0am—5pm. £2 (£l.50); free for children. Agricultural Centre. Perth. info: Ol768 483820. Now in its second year. Potfest sees l50 potters from as far afield as Bristol and Belguim gather for this display of ceramics. Considering the venue there is. quite literally. lots of china in a bull sh0p.


Well Healed Mini Natural Health Fair Sun 20 Jun. l—5pm. New Lanark Mills. New Lanark. info: 0l506 652713. Shiatsu. reflexology. fruit power. science mysteries solved. botany trails and massage are among the many attractions at this New Lanark fair.


Jousting Tournament Sat 12 & Sun 13 Jun. noon. £5 (£4); £3 for children. Tantallon Castle. North Berwick. info: 013] 668 8600. Historic Scotland brings you a weekend of medieval combat and thrilling horse-handling. See photo caphon.


Scotland's Secret Bunker

Crown Buildings. nr Crail. Fife. 0|333 31030l. Daily l0am—5pm. £5.95 (£3.25—£4.95). What looks like your common or garden farm house from the surface in fact hid one of the country‘s best kept secrets for over 40 years. If the UK had come under nuclear attack. the fortified labyrinth underneath would have become the central command centre for government and military chiefs. Due to the cooling-off of the nuclear threat this bunker. with all its original fittings. is now open to the public.

Weaver's Cottage

The Cross. Kilbarchan. 01505 705588. Daily l.30—5.30pm. This typical 18th century weaver's cottage houses a collection of period equipment and domestic utensils. as well as photographs ofiocal artisans.

.lOUSTING TOURNAMENT Sat 12 8: Sun 13 Jun, noon. £5 (£4) £3 for children. Tantallon Castle, North Berwick. info: 668 8600. Medieval combat and horse skills come together in this colourful Historic Scotland event. Chivalry, pageantry and heraldry are the main ingredients as The Knights of Royal England bring highl trained nags in an evocation of e medieval age. The iousting takes lace at 1.30pm and 3.30pm eac day preceded b parades. wea onry displays, E inburgh Bird 0 Prey demonstration and re-enactments.

84 THE LIST 10—24 Jun 1999


The Sisters 0f Perpetual Indulgence

ride Scotland

Scotland's gay, lesbian. bisexual and transgender community talte to the streets of the capital on Sat 19 Jun for Pride Scotland to demonstrate and celebrate the diversity of sexuali .The events listed below form the cage of the festival, ut for further information, call 0131 55 8822.

Festival events

Pride Scotland March Assemble in East London Street from noon. The march. led by women drummers‘ band Commotion. will move off at 12.30pm up to Broughton Street. along Leith Street. west along Princes Street. south up toward the Mound. across George IV Bridge. around Forest Road to the Meadows. Pride Scotland stewards in red T-shirts are available for help; Pride Scotland collectors in yellow T-shirts will be swapping whistles for donations.

Pride Scotland Festival The Meadows. 12.30—7pm. For running order and times. call 0131 556 8822 nearer the event. The Main Stage hosts live entertainment on stage from 2—7pm. Artists appearing include Tom Robinson. .laqui ‘0’. Lorna Brooks. Carol Laula. Kate Copstick. Summerhouse. Chloe Poems. Sassy Stryker and Karen Dunbar. In the Smirnoff Dance Tent (3—7pm). local DJs including Maggie and Alan (Joy) and DJ BP (Liberty). will take to the decks. with others to be confirmed. Elsewhere. the Womens’ Tent contains a bar. cabaret stage and stalls; there are limited places in a free creche for 3—8 year olds; alcoholic and soft drinks can be purchased at the New Town Bar & Cafe Habana Beer Tent; the Market Area is where a variety of Scottish and British groups and businesses are offering information and goods for sale; and the Diversity Area includes the Amnesty International Cafe. performance space. stalls. presentations and discussions. Aside from the entertainment. health groups and practitioners will offer information. resources and services to help you stay healthy. and the Crew 2000 Chill Out Area provides a quiet oasis in the middle of the festival buzz. Drugs information and advice will be available throughout the day.

Satellite events

001': Out On Tuesday The Stand. York Place. Edinburgh. Tue l5 Jun. 9pm (doors 7.30pm). £4. A night of gay and gay- friendly stand-up at this popular comedy club. For tickets. call 558 7272.

Party Joy The Catwalk. Picardy Place. Edinburgh. Sat 19 Jun. 9pm—lam. Free. but space is limited. The Joy All Stars throw a bit ofa bash that‘s Maggie & Alan. Sally Findlay and Trendy Wendy.

The Sisters' Official Pride Chill Out Party Nexus Care. Broughton Street. Edinburgh. Sat l9 Jun. 9pm-3am. £3. After all the excitement of the day. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence provide the ideal atmosphere in which to relax.

Mingin‘ Pride Studio 24. Calton Road. Edinburgh. Sat l9 Jun. l0.30pm-3am. £5. Alan’s benefit for Pride Scotland with himself and guest 0] Adrian Davenport playing sexy hard house and wicked trance.

All New, All Gay. All Night TownHouse Healthclub. East Claremont Street. Edinburgh. Sat l9 .lun. Until very late (last entry 2am). £l0. A men only event. Sweat. steam and bubble the night away in luxury.

Get A Big One At The Townhouse TownHouse Healthclub. East Claremont Street. Edinburgh. Sun 20 Jun. l lam—l lpm. £10. A men only event. Free barbeque served on the terrace from 3pm.

Tom Robinson

Carol Laula