Springburn Museum

Atlas Square, Ayr Street, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat mam—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.

Tenement House

145 Bucclcuch Street, Garnethill, 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, 339 0631. Daily IOam-Spm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free. 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. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 32

Piping In The Champions

What's that racket on Glasgow Green? There’s no escaping the skirl of the pipes as some of the world’s finest pipe bands gather to compete for the number one


Will there be many bands there? It’s a large-scale event with around 200 bands


Sounds a bit noisy? They're not all playing at once and anyway, you can do more than just listen. If you're feeling energetic, try out some country dancing, or explore the craft fair, funfair or even the bouncy castle.

I World Pipe Band Championships. Sat 72 Aug, 9am—4.45pm. £4.40 (£2.50); family ticket £ 72.50. Glasgow Green, 227 5474.

Shiver Me Timbers

Put on your eye patch and head down to The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour to join other like-minded sea terrorists. You can join in the fun with the pirate crew including Powder Keg Bill, Black Jake and Black Cass who will be telling stories of the sea, pirates and treasure as well as singing some hearty sea songs. And if that isn’t enough, you can become a real pirate by taking part in the treasure hunt, searching all the nooks and crannies of the Glenlee for the well-hidden golden sweetie.

There are lots of opportunities to win prizes, especially if you go dressed as a pirate, so look out your stripy top and gold hoop earring, but whatever you do, don't forget your parrot. (Jane Hamilton)

a Pirates And Mermaids Weekend, Sat 72—Sun 73 Aug, 70am—5pm. £3. 95 (f2.50—£2.95),‘ one child goes free with every paying adult. The Tall Ship

At Glasgow Harbour, 700 Stobcross Road, 0747 339 0637.

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lIctmttes And Fun

Power Boat Trips Until Thu 31 Aug, 10am-5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Powerboat trips up and down the Clyde. World Of The Tiger Sat 12 Aug, 2—4pm. Free. St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art, 2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Ages 5+. Create tiger masks, paintings and finger puppets.

Make An Impression Thu 10 Aug, Wed 16 & Thu 17 Aug, 12.30—2pm. Free. Museum Of Transport, Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road, 287 2720. Ages 8+. Get your hands dirty at these printmaking sessions for oung peo le.

Pirates AndVMermai s Weekend Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug, 10am-5pm. £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95); one child goes free with every paying adult. See photo caption.


Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp Sat

12 Aug, 11am & 2pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Purvcs Puppets present a colourful new version of the well-loved story.


Activities And Fun

Astounding Discoveries Until Fri 18 Aug (not Sat 8.; Sun), lOam-Spm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, 01506 414957. A chance for children to expand their horizons, with a different craft, experiment or activity every week.

Sandcastle Competitions Fri 11 Aug, 11am-1 pm. 50p. West Sands Carpark, St Andrews, 01334 412219. Who can build the biggest and best sandcastle? Come alon and have a bash.

Tra itional Games Thu 10—Thu 17 Aug, 2—4pm. £1. David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, 01698 823140. Fun and games on a historical theme. Nature Detectives First Borderers Fri 11 Aug & Tue 15 Aug, 2—3.30pm. £1. Harcstanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Ages 6—10. Find out how people survived thousands of years ago.

Family Funday Sun 13 Aug, lOam—Spm. £2.20 (£1.10). Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, 01506 414957. A festival of music, madness, mischief and making things, culminating in a plastic duck race.

Kite-making Workshop Sun 13 Aug, 2—4pm. £2. David Livingstone Centre, 165 Station Road, Blantyre, 01698 823140. Make your own kite and then watch it soar in the park.

Children's Assault Course Wed 16 Aug, 2.30-4pm. Dean Castle Country Park, Dean Road, Kilmarnock, 01563 522702. Complete the course in the fastest time and win a prize.

Mammal Madness Thu 17 Aug, 1.30—3pm. £1; adults free. Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Wood Street, Grangemouth. 01324 494974. Let the fur fly at this kiddies nature event.


Plum Loco Thu 10 Aug, 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Bellshill Cultural Centre. John Street, Bellshill, 01698 267515. Jump on board this musical express for a journey to far off places including London, America, and even the moon!

Plum Loco Tltu 10 Aug, 10.30am. £3.50 (£2.50). Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street. Airdrie, 01698 267515. See above.

Saving Atlantis Sat 12 Aug, 2pm. £3.50. Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, 01592 412929. Mabel the Mermaid embarks on a dangerous mission to find out why orange splodges are appearing everywhere.

Peter Pan And The Last Adventure Wed 16—Sat 19 Aug. SL931)an £8.50 (£5). The Den, Kirrietnuir. 01307 473015. Outdoor theatre production by Theatre Babel based on the famous book b J.M. Barrie.

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

Pips And Panda Meet The Three Bears Thu 10 & Sun l3—Tuc 15 Aug, 2pm. A meeting with the Three Bears can only mean mischief with Pips and Panda around.

Nessie The Loch Ness Monster Fri 11 Aug, 2pm. Fun and adventures with Nessie and friends.


Tipi Tales Wed 16 Aug. 2-—2.45pm 61; 3.30—4.15pm. £1. Harcstanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Ages 5—12. Join storyteller Angela Knowles for an afternoon of wild tales in the tipi.