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, a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter. Also on show - Urban Transportation: The Future. See Glasgow Art listings, page 79.

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. Also on show - Building For Glasgow. See Glasgow Art listings, page 79.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 616 6410. Daily 10am-5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. One of the most elegant 18th century buildings in the country, this historic house features some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, 429 1202. Monsat 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 19603 school days. Also on show Future Systems. See Glasgow Art listings, page 79.

Sprin burn Museum

Atlas quare, 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 0f Saint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. Also on show The Image And The Word. See Glasgow Art listings, page 79.

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 half of the 20th century.

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, 339 0631. Daily 10am-5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family tickets £6.95-£9.95. Find out about Glasgow’s maritime heritage on-board the S.V. Glenlee, the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat in the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, and there’s a range of children’s activities. On-shore, there is a restaurant in the restored Pumphouse as well as a permanent exhibition space. Also on show - Five Thousand Days At Sea, GaIGael and Story In The Stones. See Glasgow Art listings, page 79.

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What is it? A exciting programme of automotive related events and activities for

both young and old.

Does it have a catchy tagline? 'The Adrenalin Rush . . .

Meaning what? If it's got wheels and goes very fast then it will probably be here. There is also karting, motorbiking, helicopter and pony rides and bouncy castles

for the smaller family members.

What will I see? The world's fastest land vehicle Thrust SSC (above) and the

Stewart Formula 1 car.

Anything else in my price range? There’s also a huge selection of kit cars which you can try before you buy, as well as various specialist sports cars and motoring


I The Scottish Motor Festival, Sat 2 & Sun 3 October, 10am-6pm, £6 (under fives free) family ticket £ 15. Royal High/and Centre, Edinburgh, info: 01786 880415.



Arthur’s Seat Walk Fri 24, Sun 26 Sep, 2pm. £5 (£4). Holyrood Palace Car Park, 555 5488. A guided walking tour exploring the geology and natural history of this extinct volcano.


Edinburgh's Festival Of The Environment Fri 24 Sep—Sun 3 Oct, various venues, 469 5427. Displays, stalls and workshops focussing on environmental issues. This year’s theme is ‘Everybody’s Concern - Creating Partnerships For A Better Environment’. Scottish Motor Festival Sat 2 & Sun 3 Oct, 10am-6pm. £6 (under fives free) family ticket £15. Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, info: 01786 880415. The world’s fastest and scariest land vehicles come to lngliston. See photo caption.


Antique & Collectors Fair Sat 25 & Sun 26 Sep, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 9am-5pm. £3—£5. Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. Ornaments, furniture and collectibles from one of Britain’s largest antique fair organisers. 3DIZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 25 Sep, 10.30am-4.30pm. £8 (£5). Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers.


Puma Edinburgh Marathon Sun 26 Sep, Dunferrnline Abbey to Meadowbank S rts Centre, Edinburgh. Info: 529

7 2. A top-field is brought together in Britain’s biggest Marathon after the famous London event. See photo caption. Rugby World Cup Fri 1 Oct-Sat 6 Nov. Various venues, info: 346 5000. The Scots come up against the cream of the world’s rugger teams kicking off agianst the mighty South Africans on Sun 3 Oct. See feature, page 115.

Open Days

Doors Open Day Sat 25 Sep, Free. Various venues, info: 557 8686. A Scotland-wide initiative which forms part of European Heritage Day, allowing the general public access to various privately-owned buildings of historical

and architectural interest. The theme in Edinburgh this year is 20th century architecture and among the buildings throwing open their doors are the redeveloped Sheriff and High Courts, the new Scottish Office and the sewage pumping station at Joppa.

Brunton Theatre Open Day Sun 26 Sep, 10.30am—4pm. Free. Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. A peek behind the scenes of Brunton Theatre with dance demonstrations, costume and design displays, talks and guided tours.


Workers Aid Open Discussion Mon 27 Sep, 7.30pm. St Paul’s & St George’s Church Hall, York Place, 662 0171. A discussion with Bajram Mustafa, of the Union of Miners of Kosova, organised by Workers Aid who have sent convoys to Bosnia and Kosova in reSponse to appeals from trade unionists there. Amnesty Presents Thu 7 Oct, 3.30pm. Free. Pleasance; 7.30pm. Free. St Columba’s by the Castle, info: 557 2957. Human Rights campaigner Bruce Harris gives two talks on his experiences working with the street children of Latin American.

courses/ Workshops

Parenting Matters Thu 30 Sep, 7-9pm. £30. Drummond Community Centre, Drummond Community High School, 41 Bellevue Place, info: 669 9701. A 13- week course organised by Parent Network covering positive communication, assertiveness, love and discipline.

Seeing ls Believing Fri 1 Oct, 2—4.30pm. £8 (£5). Netherbow Arts Centre, 43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. A storytelling workshop for interested teachersand adults which focuses on the natural environment.

Lnung History

A Tragic Queen 8: The French Prisons Sun 3 Oct, 11.30am—4.30pm. £6.50 (£2-£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. A living history double bill looking at two time periods in the castle’s history, the reign of Mary Queen of Scots and the Napoleonic Wars respectively.

Life Under Siege Thu 7 Oct, 10am—4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Alba Adventure

Company’s living history demonstration recreates the time of the Jacobite uprising.


Camera Obscura

Castlehill (Royal Mile), Edinburgh, 226 3709. Sat & Sun 10am—6pm; Mon-Fri 9.30am—6pm. £3.95 (£1.95-£3.15); family ticket £11.50. Pick up a pedestrian in your hand at this attraction, which gives visitors a real-time, 360° image of the city. There is also an exhibition devoted to holographs and photography on the lower floors.

Dynamic Earth

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, 550 7800. Mon-Sun 10am—6pm. £5.95 (£3.50); family ticket £16.50. With volcanoes erupting beneath your feet, a tropical rainstorm pouring down, earthquakes and tidal waves at every turn, the history of the earth has never been more interesting. Edinburgh’s brand new visitor attraction uses stunning new developments in interactive technology to piece together the history of the planet, creating a thoroughly modern way to step back in time.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh, 225 9846. Daily 9.30am—6pm (last admission 5.15pm). £6 (£2-£5). Although much of the castle’s medieval character was lost when it was converted into barracks in the 19th century, continuing excavations aim to redress this. Other attractions include James lV’s famous cannon, Mons Meg, lots of military silverware and, of course, The Stone Of Destiny, used to crown Scottish kings since time began.

Hopetoun House

Shore Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, 331 2451. Daily until 26 Sep, then weekends only 10am-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). £2.70—£5. This stately home, part of which is still lived in by the Marquesses of Linlithgow, was built in the 18th century by architects Sir William Bruce and William Adam. lt houses furnishings and artwork collected by the family over the past 400 years. Other attractions include the Red Deer Park and generous gardens criss-crossed with woodland walks.

Huntly House

142 Canongate, Edinburgh, 529 4143. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Packed with historic artefacts, this restored 16th century mansion tells the story of Edinburgh’s past and its people and houses important collections of Edinburgh silver and glass, Scottish pottery and shop signs. Also on show - It’s No Palm Beach. See Edinburgh Art listings, page 81.

Museum Of Childhood

42 High Street, Edinburgh, 529 4142. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Founded in 1955, the museum has five public galleries with all manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages. From antique dolls to 19805 computer games, there’s plenty here to send you off on a trip down memory lane. Also on show - On The Crest OfA Wave. See Edinburgh Art listings, page 81.

Museum Of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, 247 4219. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm; Tue 10am-8pm. £3 (£1.50); children under 18 free. This is the most recent addition to our national museum selection and the only one dedicated solely to Scotland’s history and heritage. The building contains five thematically- arranged exhibitions, moving from pre- history, through the Industrial Revolution, to the present day, at which point national heroes such as Billy