News that's right to the paint. MEMORIES OF CINEMA-GOING in Scotland will be collected into a new book published next year by the National Museums of Scotland. Deputy Librarian Andrew Martin is looking for reminiscences from people of all ages, whether their strongest film experience took place in a remote village hall or a city centre multiplex. The book aims to combine social history with an entertaining read, and photographs are also welcomed. Contact Andrew Martin at National Museums of Scotland. Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF (andrernms.ac.uk).

TEN GLASGOW BIKE COURIERS are heading to Switzerland for the 1999 Cycle Messenger World Championships. The team, representing 2nd Childhood and hoping to raise money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, will be in Zurich for the event, which takes place between 23-25 July.

A NEW COMMUNITY learning resource for arts organisation WHALE (Wester Hailes Arts Leisure Education) has been launched in Edinburgh by Minister for Communities, Wendy Alexander MSP. When completed in a year's time, the £900,000 resource will house a video training suite, a fully accessible photographic darkroom. a creche. community room, and office and production space. The facilities will then be used for training courses designed in partnerships with further and higher educational establishments. ’Ensuring that people have access to the arts wherever they live, and whatever their circumstances, is a major Scottish Arts Council priority,’ said Magnus Linklater, SAC Chairman. 'WI-IALE's new centre provides us with a project which aims to use the arts not as an end in itself, but as a major contributor to the local community.’

TWO SCOTS ARE in the running for the UK's most valuable annual poetry prizes. Glasgow-born Carol

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Poets win prizes: Carol Ann Duffy

Ann Duffy and University of St Andrews lecturer Robert Crawford have been shortlisted in different categories for the 1999 Forward Prizes. Duffy's The World’s Wife is up for Best Collection (which she won in 1993 with Mean Time), while Crawford's poem ‘Zero' could be named Best Single Poem. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 6 October, the evening before National Poetry Day.

ALSO ON A poetic theme, Iron Press is boldly going in search of contributions for a new anthology of poems about or inspired by Star Trek. New writers will find themselves among established names such as Ian McMillan, Sheena Pugh and Debjani Chatterjee. Send a SAE to Valerie Laws, Star Trek - The Poems, 95 Queens Road, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, NE26 3AT (0191 252 1816 or richard.wall3@virgin.net). Contributors will be paid on publication, and the deadline is 1 January 2000. Note that submissions in Klingon must be accompanied by a full translation.

SCOTLAND’S FIRST EVER Computer Games Championships takes place in the Dewer’s Centre in Perth from 9-13 August. Six games are featured - Tekken 3 and Michael Owen World League Soccer on Playstation; Colin McRae Rally, Microsoft Gold, Starcraft and Half Life on PC - ensuring numb fingers and thumbs all round. Entry fee is £20 and booking is essential contact www.inferno.co.uk or 01738 813340. EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO puts half price tickets for Thursday 5 August's preview performance on sale at 10am on Monday 26 July. Seat prices for this show range from £4.25—E10, and will be available from the Tattoo Ticket Sales Office in Market Street, Edinburgh. This year’s Tattoo features the first appearance of the Barbados Defence Force Band and the world premiere of a specially commissioned 50th Tattoo fanfare.

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED . . . for the first wave of annual. inevitable ‘filth on the Fringe' complaints from the moral minority.

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