Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat lOam—Spm; Fri & 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 0] Transport by Justin Carter.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & 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.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Daily llam—4pm. £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, 287 0500. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun llam-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 11 and 19605 school days.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square, Ayr Street, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am-5pm; Sat lOam—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, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & 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 OfSaint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Daily 11am—4pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family tickets £6.95—£9.95. Children go free with paying adults at weekends. 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.

Motor mania

What's it all about? Raceland 2000 is the name of the event, and as you might imagine it’s a fiesta of indoor motorSport, on a 400m purpose-built circuit, guaranteeing some thrilling high speed action.

Is it just for experts? Definitely not, this event can be enjoyed by spectators of all ages, as there will be entertainment such as live music along with CCTV race commentary and team interviews to aid your understanding and enjoyment of

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The Aliens are Coming

Will we be able to see the aliens? If you can cope with the suspense there is a good chance you will see the 8ft alien.

Surely you will be able to see them when the lights are on? That is the thing you will be in a maze in the dark.

How can I protect myself? You will be armed with special anti-alien weaponry. Will it be scary? Yes it will be scary because you don’t know what is round the corner, where the alien is or when it will attack.

IA/ien War Zone, until Sun 76 Jan, Ham—11.30pm. f3. 95. SECC, Finnieston Quay. 287 7777.

the action.

And the highlights are? Saturday afternoon sees the beginning of a 24-hour endurance race, testing the participants strength to the max, while on Friday there’s a charity kart race, featuring celebrities from the world of Scottish motorsport, to raise funds for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Sunday’s events include the prepostrous Mini Moto Bike races, featuring full race

motorbikes only 12in high.

I Race/and 2000, Fri 7—Sun 9 Jan; times vary. £3—f 6 (chi/dren under 12 free). Royal High/and Centre, Ing/i'ston. 665 6525.


Edinburgh's Millennium Festival Of Sport Until Sun 16 Jan, various venues, 557 1700. Make up for all the excesses of the festive season by taking part in this festival of sport. Specific events include Edinburgh 2000 Basketball Tournament at Meadowbank Sports Centre on Fri 7-Sun 9 Jan (661 5351), an annual gathering of the very best in Scottish basketball, and Swimfest at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Sun 16 Jan (529 4092) where you can learn all about swimming, waterpolo and diving. See photo caption.


Antique 8: Collectors Fair Sun 9 Jan, 10am—5pm. Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, 661 5351. Scotfairs bring you a selection of fine collectibles for your home.


Raceland 2000 Fri 76m 9 Jan. £5. Royal Highland Centre, lngliston, 333 3036. Enjoy 24 hours of karting action, with 30 teams racing 70mph karts and mini-moto bike racing adding to the fun. See photo caption.


Voices From The Past Challenge The New Millennium Wed 12 Jan, 10.30am. £1. Open Door, 420 Morningside Road, 229 1020. The Morningside Justice And Peace Group start off their Spring 2000 series with a philosophical talk by Rev Wally Shaw.

Robert Burns Wed 12 Jan, 12.30pm. Free. Huntly House, 142 Canongate, 529 4143. Elaine Greig, assistant keeper of

Social History at the City of Edinburgh Council gives a lunchtime talk on Scotland’s famous bard.

Cycling Into The Wild Wed 12 Jan, 7.30pm. £2 (£1 members). Greens Hotel, 24 Eglinton Crescent, 557 6238. Organised by the British Association of Nature Conservationists, this talk will be given by Jack Hunt, Land Manager for Sustrans. He will look at the development and management of the national cycle network, from design and construction to long term. implications for ople and wildlife. Freedom Of In ormation - What Does It Mean? Wed 19 Jan, 10.30am. £1. Open Door, 420 Morningside Road, 229 1020. This week’s talk with the Morningside Justice And Peace Group is presented by journalist Kirsty Milne, looking at communication in today’s world.

Other Events

Life Under Siege Thu 13, Thu 20 Jan, 10am—4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Alba Adventure Company’s living history demonstration recreates the time of the Jacobite

u rising.

All For The Prince Fri 7, Fri 14 Jan, 10am—4pm. £6.50 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. The Jacobite redcoats and Highland clans do battle in this exciting re-enactment from Alba Adventure Company.

Winter Wonderland Fri 7—Sun 9 Jan, Sun—Wed 10am—8pm; Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. £3.50—£4.50 (£2.50—£3.50); family ticket £12.50. Princes Street Gardens East, 226 2151. Indulge in some open-air ice skating as Princes Street Gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland.

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