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ersports Fes What is involved in a watersports festival? There are no fewer than 28 separate watersports events and 62 different races that cover all ages and

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tival in Largs.

There's never 28 different watersports? There certainly is and they include surfing, body-boarding, wave skiing, sailing, rowing, dinghy racing, canoeing and

These are all taking place in Largs? The majority of the events are but the surfers are doing their thing on the island of Lewis and some of the canoeing will

What if you don't like watersports? Don't panic, because there are a host of other entertainments in and around the Festival Village including live music, radio roadshows, displays, a cafe/bar and craft and retail exhibitions.

International Celtic Watersports Festival, Sat 24-Fri 30 Jul, times vary. Largs Yacht Haven, Largs. 01475 689899.



International Celtic Watersports Festival Sat 24—Fri 30 Jul. times vary. Free. Largs Yacht Haven. Largs. 0l475 689899. A week long watersports extravaganza. See photo caption

Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race Fri 30 Jul—Mon 2 Aug. l0am-l lpm. Free. Waterfront. Greenock. 0l475 55l256. A four day festival celebrating the fact that the Cutty Sark Tall Ships have popped into Greenock to say hello on their way from France to Denmark. See feature page?????


Paintings 0n Railings Sat 3i Jul & Sun 1 Aug. l0am-6pm. Free. Botanic Gardens. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. 357 3739. An affordable and accessible way to see original work by Glasgow artists displayed on the railings of the Botanics. Also an excellent opportunity for all budding artists to exhibit their own work.

Big Heids Thu 29 Jul—Tue 24 Aug. Mon—Sat lOam-5pm (Thu 7pm). Sun noon—5pm. Free. Motherwell Heritage Centre. 35 High Road. Motherwell. 0l698 25 l000. An exhibition documenting the construction of the newest piece of M8 art work by David Mach. The Heids weigh eighteen tons each. stand at l0m high and are made from welded steel and freight containers. Very impressive to see from the M8 but slightly warmer to see indoors. See photo capnon.

Days Out

Scottish National Sweet Pea. Rose And Carnation Society Show Sat 3| Jul & Sun I Aug. Ham—5pm Sat. l0am—4pm Sun. Free. The Botanic Gardens. Great Western Road. Glasgow. 287 5065. A colourful show full of magnificent flowers that would put your average flower bed to shame.

Other Events as THE US! 22 Jul—S Aug 1999

The Scottish Computer Fair Sun 25 Jul. lOam-3pm. £3 (£2). SECC. Finnieston Quay. Glasgow. lnfo ()l706 299709. A technological delight with a selection of companies promoting their software and systems as well as computers for sale. both old and new. Hooray For Bollywood! Sun I Aug. 8.30pm. £15—£35. SECC. Finnieston Quay. Glasgow. 287 7777. Some of Asia's top film stars are bringing a touch of glamour to the SECC with a night of singing. dancing and drama exclusively for a Scottish audience. For those of you who haven‘t seen them before go and find out what you've been missing. See Frontlines page???‘?????


Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. Glasgow. 287 2699. Mon-Sal mam-5pm; Sun Ham-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 Food: Design And Culture. Going Out In Style and Scottish binds-cape - see Glasgow Art listings. page 8i.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 649 7151. Mon-Sat lOain—Spm; Sun

I lam-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 Mies Van Der Ro/ie see Glasgow Art listings. page 8|.

Calderglen Country Park

Strathaven Road. East Kilbride. 0l355 236644. Daily l0am—8.30pm. 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. Expert staff are on hand in each section to answer your

questions. and South Lanarkshire Ranger Service provide a full programme of countryside activities.

numerous woodland paths and walkways. The visitor centre is open 9am—5pm every day of the year.

Chatelherault Country Park

Carlisle Road. Hamilton. 0l698 4262l3. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Sun noon—5.30pm: house open Mon—Thu & Sat lOpm~ 4.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free. Named after the Duke of Hamilton‘s hunting lodge. restored to its former glory in I987. the park also contains the ruins of Cadzow Castle and extensive woodland walks. some through ancient native forest. Exhibitions about the area‘s history and wildlife are complimented by a full programme of ranger-led activities (call for further details).

David Livingstone Centre

I65 Station Road. Blantyre. 0l698 823140. Mon—Sat [Dam—4.30pm; Sun l2.30—4.30pm. £2.95 til I .60—£ l .75). This museum. situated in the tenement where Scotland‘s most famous missionary/explorer was born. features memorabilia from his life. both iii Scotland and in the heart ofAfrica.

Fossil Grove

Victoria Park. Glasgow. 287 2000. Daily noon-5pm. Free. Glasgow‘s oldest tourist attraction. designated as a site of special scientific interest by Scottish Natural Heritage. provides interpretative displays and the opportunity to examine geological specimens dating from 350 million years ago.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. Glasgow. 334 2422. Gardens open daily 7am—dusk; Kibble Palace open daily l0am—4.45pm. Free. 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 Zoopark

Calderpark. Uddingston. Glasgow. 77l

l I85. Daily 9.30am—6pm (last admission 4.30pm). £4.60 (£2.70). A popular haunt

on school trips. Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals. front lions to guinea pigs. as well as a well-stocked

reptile house.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue. Glasgow. 330 422 l. Mon—Sat 9.30am-5pm. Free. Dating from I807. the Huntenan is Scotland‘s oldest public museum - it lost its artworks in l980 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 showing The Animal Construction Company - see Glasgow Art listings. page 8|.

Mugdock Country Park

Craigallan Road. Milngavie. Glasgow. 956 6l00. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as well as

BIG HEIDS EXHIBITION Thu 29-Tue 24 Aug, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (Thu

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall. I Btirnhouse Road. Glasgow. 287 2720. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 1 lam—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses. trams. lire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include .S‘liiphuiltling ()n The Rll't‘l’ Clyde. :1 large mural by David McFarlane: Walking Dru/n. an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy: and Vii-tints Ot’7‘rans/mit by Justin Carter.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green. Glasgow. 554 0223. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun Ham-5pm. 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’attw: Visions Of The C itv and Crime And Pious/intent. Also showing 'I’Iu' Britannia Panoptit'on - see Glasgow Art listings. page 8|.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education. 225 Scotland Street. Glasgow. 429 l2()2. Mon—Sat l0am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. Designed in l904 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from l872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War II and l960s school days. Also showing Future .S‘vxtt'nix see Glasgow Art listings. page 8 l.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street. Glasgow. 553 2557. Mon—Sat l()am~5pm; Sun llam-Spm. Free. A museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali‘s ('lirist (2,".S‘aint Jo/in Of The C t't).\'.\' and the story 0. Eligion in Scotland through words and pictures.

Summerlee Heritage Park

Heritage Way. Coatbridge. 0l236 43l26l. Mon—Sun l()am—4pm. Free. Situated around the l9th century remains of Summerlee Ironworks. the park is a museum of social and industrial history. As well as the exhibition hall. where engineers demonstrate industrial machinery and techniques. Summerlee is home to three fully-operational trams and a reconstiucted shallow-level coal mine.

Tenement House

I45 Buccleuch Street. Garnethill. Glasgow. 333 ()l83. Daily 2—5pm. £3 (£2). This typical Victorian tenement'flat of I892 provides a fascinating look at Glasgow life during the first halfof the 20th century.

7pm), Sun noon-5pm. Free. Motherwell Heritage Centre, 35 High Road. Motherwell. 01698 251000. See how the Heids were made from start to finish using freight containers, pipes, nuts. bolts, some red paint, and who knows. maybe even some sticky-back plastic.