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What kind of diving is it about? It is all about sub-aqua diving — one of the
fastest growing sports in Scotland.
Is it all snorkels and ﬂippers? And the rest! There will be all the latest
equipment and clothing.
But it's freezing in Scotland. That’s okay because they also have lots of information on the best holidays for divers.
What if you buy all the gear and you don't like diving? Don’t panic. There will be a ’Try Dive Pool' where you can have a go and see if you like it.
I Dive Scot/and, Sat 6 & Sun 7 May Sat 9.30am—6pm; Sun 9.30am—5pm. f 7 (£2). SECC, Finnieston Quay, 02089 434232.
Open University Evening Thu 4 May, 5—8pm. Waterstone’s, 157 Sauchiehall Street, 332 9105. Drop in and ﬁnd out all you need to know about studying with the O.U.
Vampire Night Thu 4 May,7pm. Bar Jedi, 239 North Street, 550 7218. Experience a full night of vampire multi- media entertainment with vampire cocktails, games and giveaways on this night of the new moon.
Art Gallery 81 Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon-Thu & Sat IOam—Spm; Fri & Sun 11am—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. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & 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. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum
Braehead Shopping Centre, King’s Inch Road, 886 1013. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm. £3.50 (£1.75); family ticket £8. This attraction, situated on the River Clyde, brings to life the story of Glasgow’s development from the tobacco lords in the 17005 right up to the let century.
Victoria Park, 287 2000. Moanun 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.
Cathedral Street, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—6pm; Sun 2-5pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died in 1603; however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries.
Glasgow School of Art Tours
167 Renfrew Street, 353 4526. Tours Mon-Fri 11am & 2pm; Sat 10.30am & 11.30am. £5 (£3). Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece is still a working art school, but also
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provides guided tours for visitors, taking you through the Board Room, Furniture Gallery and Mackintosh Library.
House For An Art Lover
Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). Initially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901, this unﬁnished work has been completed by modern-day architects in true Mackintosh style. For opening times, call 0141 353 4449. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
University Avenue, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Dating from 1807, the Hunterian is Scotland’s oldest public museum and is still home to a collection of the university’s treasures.
Museum of Transport
Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhousc Road, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, ﬁre engines; ships and other paraphernalia, devoted to the history of transport. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
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. The new displays are set out thematically with subjects including Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. ()ne 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.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Daily lOam—Spm (Fri & Sun 1 lam). Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works from the world’s six major religions and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95): children free. Find out about Glasgow’s maritime ‘ heritage on-board the S.V. (ilenlee, the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat in the UK. For temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.
Antique 8: Collector's Fair Sat 29 Apr, 10am—5pm, Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, 661 5351. Scotfairs are the organisers behind this sale of antiques and goodies to give your home that ﬁnishing touch.
Sportfish Edinburgh Fly Fishing Show Sat 29 Apr, 10.30am-5.30pm, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 220 4349. Equipment displays and a programme of lectures throughout the day from fly ﬁshing celebrities.
Arthritis Care Roadshow Tue 2—Sun 7 May, 10am—5pm (approx). The Gyle Centre, South Gyle, 01361 890611.A touring roadshow which brings information, expert advice and support for people with arthritis and those close to them.
30/20 Craft & Design Fair Sat 6 May, 10.30am—4.30pm. 80p (50p). Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, 661 6600. Whether you’re looking for hand-made jewellery or pottery, you’ll ﬁnd the very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers at this fair.
Dolls' House 8: Miniature Fair Sun 7 May, 10am—4pm. £3 (£1.50—£2). Hopetoun House, Shore Road, South Queensferry, 331 2451. Over 50 stands devoted to dolls’ houses and their miniatures, the majority of which have been handcrafted in the UK.
Scottish Claymores Sun 7 May, 3pm. £12 (£4—£6). Murrayﬁeld Stadium, Riversdale Crescent, 346 5000. American football action as the Claymores battle it out against Berlin in the NFL European
League. Further info from www.claymores.co.uk; ticket hotline 0500 353535.
Phaedra Today Fri 28 Apr, 5.30—7.30pm. Free. Institut Francais d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Poet Edwin Morgan and theatre director Kenny Ireland are among those discussing aspects of Jean Racine’s classical French drama and Morgan’s new version of it. Look What We Did! Wed 3 May, 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Greens Hotel, 24 Eglinton Crescent, 557 6238. Dan Hillier, former co-ordinator of the Scottish Museum Council Environmental Initiative, looks at Museums as evidence and inspiration for environmental Chan e. Solicfarity Against Putin's War In Chechnya Mon 8 May, 7.30pm. Free. The Flat, 10 Broughton Street, 556 3111. Vladimir Krotkov, editor of Moscow anti-fascist newspaper ‘Chelovechnost’ gives a talk. Organised by Workers Aid. econd Languages in the Garden of Eden Wed 10 May, 5.30pm. Free. Hugh Nisbet Building, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, 451 3444. Professor Michael Sharwood Smith gives a talk as part of the University’s Inaugural Lecture Series. Event takes place in Lecture Theatre 4. Getting What You Really Want, And Wanting What You Actually Get Thu 11 May, 7pm. Free. Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes Street, 01224 488427. Briggy Kiddle, trainer with the Life Training Programme, gives an introductory talk about the Life Training Weekend which comes to Edinburgh on 19—21 May.
Those Magniﬁcent Men In Their Flying Machines
What's it all about? The Millennium Festival of Flight is a ten week, Scotland- wide celebration of the achievements of flight.
And more specifically? There'll be displays of vintage planes, hot air balloons, a fearless flying circus, art exhibitions and family workshops, highlighting the remarkable progress made this century in the world of aviation.
Any particular highlights? Scotland's biggest civil airshow featuring the Red Arrows is at the Museum of Flight on Sat iS—Sun 16 July, or a little sooner you can enjoy the Museum’s Aero and Auto Extravaganza complete with British Aerobatic Champion Mark Jeffries performing stunts to make you giddy.
sis Millennium Festival of Flight, 7 May-16 Jul. Scotland-wide
(www. nms.ac.uk/f/ight). Aero & Auto Extraganza Sat 6—Sun 7 May
70 30M) 5pm, Museum Of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Haddington, 07620 880308.