GLASGOW LIFE continued


East Kilbride Annual Flower Show Fri 10 Sep, lpm-4pm. £1 (50p). Ballerup Hall, Civic Centre, East Kilbride. 013552 21693. An afternoon exhibition of flowers, vegetables, cookery and handicrafts.

Milngavie Horticultural Society Flower Show Sat 11 Sep, 2pm—4.30pm. 50p (30p). Town Hall, Milngavie. 956 3366. Garden produce will be on display for you to peruse including vegetables, pot plants, dahlias, roses, homecrafts and some very tempting wine.

Greenbank Garden Bulb Fair Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sep, 11am—5pm. Free. Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Clarkston, Glasgow. 639 3281. As well as the bulb exhibition there will also be the sale of dried flowers and some live music in the afternoons from the lively Flat Pavan. All this and a beautiful setting too.

Open Days

Goethe Institut Open Day Thu 16 Sept, 12—7pm. Free. 3 Park Circus, Glasgow. 332 2555. A chance to find out all about the German Cultural Institute and what it has to offer. You can test your German language skills, try a free taster lesson and then if you like what you learn you can enrol in one of the classes.

Doors Open Day Sat 18 & Sun 19 Sep, times vary. Free. Various venues. 221 6061. Following on from the Doors Open Day in the South of the city earlier this summer, the City Centre and West End welcome in the public. This is an opportunity to see inside some of the city’s most unusual, fascinating and colourful buildings such as the Cottier Theatre, Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Western Baths.


City Centre Church Crawl Fri 17 Sep, 6pm. Free. Adelaide’s Ba tist Church, Bath Street, Glasgow. 24 4970. As the name suggests this is a tour looking at the difi'ering churches in the area. The crawl visits Adelaide’s Baptist Church and St Aloysius RC Church. The West End churches are perused the following day (Sat 18 Sep) on the Kelvinbridge Area Church Crawl meeting at 10.45am at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Great Eastern Road and visiting Lansdowne and St Silas.

Hard Hat Tours Sat 18—Sun 19 Sep, times vary. Free. Tramway, Albert Drive, Glasgow. 248 8052. Coinciding with the Doors Open Day, Tramway have also decided to throw open their doors and allow the public in to see their ongoing re-development work. This is also a chance to see the community landscaping project at the rear, and take a look at Flicker, the arts project. Tours must be booked in advance so polish up your hard hat and get on the phone.

Walkatllon Sun 19 Sep. £5(£3) children under 10 free. Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow. 287 5454. If you like walking, want to lose some weight or simply want to get away from your relatives who visit on a Sunday, take part in this nine mile sponsored walk. Phone for a sponsor form, choose a charity of your choice and then look out your comfy shoes.

Capability Scotland Abseil Sun 19 Sep, Finnieston Crane, by SECC, 882 5335. A fundraising abseil from the Finnieston Crane by the SECC, in aid of Ca ability Scotland.

Ayr old Cup Thu 16-Sat 18 Sep, Thu & Fri 2.05pm & 5pm, Sat 1.50pm & 5.10pm. £10—£25. Ayr racecourse, 2 Whitletts Road, Ayr. 01292 264179. The Western Meeting, Scotland’s biggest flat meeting, takes place over three days, with horse racing galore. On

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Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. 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.

Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley, Glasgow, 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.

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.

Greenbank Garden

Flenders Road, Clarkston, Glasgow, 639 3281. 9.30am—sunset. £3 (£2). This walled garden, tucked away in the Glasgow suburbs, contains a wealth of interesting plants and flowers as well as woodland walks, a glasshouse and water displays. The garden’s house, an 18th century tobacco merchant’s home, is open for viewing on Sunday afternoons, subject to function bookings.

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Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow, 637 2129. Daily 1.30-5.30pm. £3.20 (£2.20). Designed by the famed 19th century architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, this house is an excellent example of his classical style. Investigation is also underway to recover the original interior decoration, again based on classical themes.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue, Glasgow, 330 4221. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807, the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum - it lost its artworks in 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.

Hutcheson's Hall

158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, 552 8391. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Built by the 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. Note - viewing is subject to functions in the main hall.

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, fire engines, ships and other paraphernalia, devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding On The River Clyde, 3 large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims 0] Transport by Justin Caner.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-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 Patter, Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, 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 II and 19605 school days.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square, Ayr Street, Glasgow, 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 and Springburn Park, Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow, 553 2557. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; 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 Christ OfSaintJohn Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.

Tenement House

145 Buccleuch Street, Garnethill, Glasgow, 333 0183. Daily 2—5pm. £3 (£2). This typical Victorian tenement flat of 1892 provides a fascinating look at Glasgow life during the first halfof the 20th century.