Mr Boom Sat 24 Jun, 11am. £3. Birnam Hotel, Perth Road, Birnam, Dunkeld, 01350 727462. Tickets from Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre, 01350 727688. Music and mayhem as Mr Boom and his one-man-band arrive from the moon for a fun-filled afternoon. All proceeds go to the Dunkeld and Birnam Playgroup.

The Laird's New Kilt Sat 24 Jun, 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50); four seats for £10. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. See photo capuon.

4 On The Floor Sat 24 Jun, 2pm & 7pm. £2.50. MacRobert, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. A new multi-media event performed by the MacRobert Youth Groups, featuring dance, music, stories and moving images created by the groups themselves.

The Laird's New Kilt Wed 28 Jun, 1pm & 7pm. £3.50. Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, 01236 732887. See photo caption.

The Laird's New Kilt Sat 1 Jul, 2pm. £3 (family ticket £10). Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, 01786 473544. See photo caption.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks are:

Pips And Panda In Circusland Mon 26 & Tue 27 Jun, 10.40am; Sat 1 Jul, 2pm and Thu 6 Jul, 11.15am. More fun and adventure for Pips and Panda as they end up in Circusland and Cloudland, meeting lots of colourful characters along the

The: Tinderbox Sat 24 Jun, 10.30am & Thu 29 Jun, Ipm. A soldier boy goes on a quest to find the tinderbox for the wicked witch.

The Magical Princess Mon 3 Jul, 2pm. Ukrainian folktale complete with the usual goodies and baddies.

Workshops & Courses

Alien Puppetry Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jun, 12.30—2pm & 3—5pm. £1.50. Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie House, Gorebridge, 445 5969. Ages 5-1 1. Create your own alien face from household junk. Newsdesk! Mon 3 & Tue 4 Jul, 1—4pm. £2. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 9+. Advance booking necessary. Find out what it’s like to be a newspaper editor at this fun workshop.

T-Shirt Photos Mon 3—Tue 4 Jul, 10am—noon. £2.50. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Ages 7—14 years. Advance booking necessary. Using a PC and digital camera, make your own T-Shirt design.

Summer Arts Programme Mon 3 Jul—Fri 11 Aug. Various Venues, North Lanarkshire. For further information and booking, call North Lanarkshire Council on 0141 304 1956. Advance booking necessary. A feast of workshops and classes for the summer holidays including drama, dance, arts and crafts and music. Summer School 2000 Mon 3—Fri 14 Jul, £12—£30 (£6—£15). Harbour Arts Centre, 114—116 Harbour Street, Irvine, 01294 274059. Advanced booking necessary. Arts activities for the school holidays featuring drama, fabric art, felt making and rinted textiles. Photograp y Demo Day Wed 5 Jul, 10am—l2.30pm & 1.30—4pm. £1. Summerlee Heritage Park, Heritage Way, Coatbridge, 01236 431261. Ages 8+. Budding photographers can learn all about studio lighting, camera operation and digital imaging at this workshop.


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Where are they happening? The procession winds its way from Blythswood Square to George Square which is one of the Summer In The City areas, as well as Royal Exchange Square and Buchanan Street.

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Summer In The City Sat 24 Jun, llam-6pm. Free. George Square, Princes Square and Buchanan Street, 287 8546. A day of celebration involving the Lord Provost’s Procession and lots of fun, sun (hopefully), music and laughter on the streets. See photo caption.

Lord Provost's Procession Sat 24 Jun, noon. Free. 287 5563. Leaving Blythswood Square at noon and heading down to George Square you can follow the carnival procession with lots of bands, puppets and community and youth groups playing, singing and dancing their way along the route. See photo caption. Glasgow International Jazz Festival Mon 3—Sun 9 Jul, times & venues vary, 287 5511. A week long celebration of jazz in its various forms with performances from well known jazzsters such as George Benson, Tommy Smith and Terence Blanchard. For a programme and a free CD call 400 5000.


Intervention Catwalk Show Thu 22 Jun, 7pm. £10. The Arches, Midland Street, 221 4001. The grand finale of Inten'ention 2000 brings the best work of new designers onto the catwalk for all to see. If that isn’t enough then there is also the after-show funk night with DJ Nick Peacock.

BBC Future World Exhibition Sat 24 Jun—Tue 25 Jul, 10am-6pm. Free. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. The Beeb’s new digital technology will be on display during this exhibition with well known BBC faces answering questions and giving advice.

Barras Farmer's Market Sat 24 Jun, 8am. Free. Courtyard, The Barras, Gallowgate, 552 4601. This monthly event at the Barras has been going from strength to strength, with a wide selection of organic produce on sale. Get there early if you want the full selection as the farmers usually sell out by lunch time.


Glasgow Cycle Fest 2000 Sun 25 Jun, 10am—6pm. Free. Kelvingrove Park, Otago Street, 334 6363. Slip into your tight lycra strides and head off to Kelvingrove for this park event with lots of cycle activities. If you don’t have a bike you can always go and just watch the people in their tight lycra strides.

Other Events

The Housekeeper’s Day Sat 24 Jun, noon. Pollok House, Pollok Country

Park, 2050 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Find out what it was like to be a housekeeper in the 19th century at this historical event.

The Scottish Computer Fair Sun 25 Jun, 1am—3pm. £3 (£2). SECC, Finneston Quay, 287 7777. The place to be if you are into computers or want to find out more. The latest computer bits and pieces will be on show and sale as well as expert advice. Scottish Graduate Recruitment 2000 Mon 26—Tue 27 Jun, Mon 11am—6pm, Tue 10am-4pm. Free. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Companies from all over the country will be on hand to discuss employment prospects with new graduates. If you are not quite sure what you want to do careers advisors will also be on hand to help you out.

Study Da : Porcelain in the Pollok House Co Iection Thu 29 Jun, 11am-4pm. £25. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2050 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Spend the discovering more information and facts on the porcelain collection in Pollok House.

Waverley Paddle Steamer Sat l-Mon 31 Jul. Waverley Terminal, The world’s only remaining ocean-going paddle steamer is at it again and ready to take you on a trip ‘doon the water’. A trip down memory lane for some and a new venture for others.

A Celebration for Kenny Macintyre Sun 2 Jul, 3pm. £10. Cottier Theatre, 93-95 Hyndland Street, 357 3868. An evening of celebration and tribute to Kenny Macintyre, BBC’s Scotland’s political correspondent who died in 1999. Music will be supplied by Donnie Munro, Phil Cunningham and other musicians plus appearances from his fellow BBC colleagues Jackie Bird, Ali Abassi and Heather Reid.


Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings 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 1700’s right up to the 2lst century. You can take control of a real steam engine or learn to make a fortune as an ocean trader, and kids will enjoy the maritime playpark.

Fossil Grove

Victoria Park, 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, 334 2422. Daily dawn till dusk. 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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. 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, from lions to guinea pigs, as well as a well-stocked reptile house. There is also a full programme of interactive events, such as snake-handling and birds of prey flying displays, plus Children’s Farm, amusements and an orienteering course.

Greenbank Garden

Flenders Road, Clarkston, 639 3281. Daily 10am—5pm. £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.

Holmwood House

61—63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, 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, 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, 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. Also permanently on display is Glasgow Style, a major exhibition of objects made or designed by young Glasgow designers.

Mugdock Country Park

Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as well as numerous woodland paths and walkways. The visitor centre is open 9am-5pm every day of the year. Call for more details on the opening times of the gift shop and crafts unit, or for a full itinerary of countryside events.

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse 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. 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 Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 79.

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