Bat Walk Tue 22 Aug, 7.45pm. £2 (free for SWT members and under 16s). Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Reserve, New Lanark, 01555 665262. A guided walk searching for the four species of bat that can be found in

Summer Strolls Wed 23 Aug, 2pm. Free. Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Meet at the courtyard for a guided tour of the refurbished park and hear about its history and nature.


Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat lOam-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 details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 35.

Burrell Collection

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 details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 35.

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 35.

Glasgow School of Art

167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Tours Mon—Fri 11am & 2pm; Sathun 10.30am, 11.30am & 1pm. £5 (£3). Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural masterpiece, Glasgow School of Art is still a working art school, but also provides guided tours for visitors, taking you through the Board Room, Furniture Gallery and Mackintosh Library.

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.

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.

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall, 1 Bumhouse 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 Of Transport by Justin Carter. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 35.

Keep on Running

You want me to run how far? You have three choices. You can either do the full marathon, the half marathon or, if you’re young enough, the junior run.

From where to where exactly? The half and full marathon start at Glasgow Cross and finish at Glasgow Green with the junior run taking place round the Green.

Is it just for runners? If you’re not up to the physical challenge, the competitors will still be glad of your support, and there’ll be plenty of other activities for

spectators to enjoy.

Like what? As well as the marathons, there will be an entertainment village on the green with street theatre, bands and bouncy castles. % The Great Scottish Run, Sun 20 Aug, 9.30am, Glasgow city centre, 248 9909.

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Activities And Fun

Make An Impression Thu 17 Aug, 12.30—2pm. Free. Museum Of Transport, Kelvin Hall, 1 Bumhouse Road, 287 2720. Ages 8+. Advance booking necessary. A chance to get your hands dirty at these printmaking sessions for young people.

Power Boat Trips Until Thu 31 Aug, lOam—Spm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free. The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Power boat trips up and down the Clyde. Summerkids Fun Thu 17 Aug, Sat 19 Aug, 2—4pm. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Paisley, 889 3151. See photo caption.


Summerfest 2000 Until Fri 18 Aug, 7pm. £4 (£2). Paisley Arts Centre, New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Ages 10—18. The final performances, which have grown from a series of week-long workshops in drama and movement.


Activities And Fun

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. Stage Fighting Fri 18 Aug, 10am—3pm. £10. Crawford Arts Centre, 93 North Street, St Andrews, 01334 475000. Ages 8+. Scottish Youth Theatre lead this exciting workshop in the basic techniques of stage fighting.

Sandcastle Competitions Fri 18 Aug, 11am—1pm. 50p. West Sands Carpark, St Andrews, 01334 412219. Who can build the biggest and best sandcastle? Come along and have a bash.

Nature Detectives - First Borderers Fri 18 Aug, 2—3.30pm. £1. Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Ages 6—10. Find out how people survived thousands of years ago.

Teddy Bears' Picnic Sat 19 & Sun 20 Aug, Falkland Palace, Falkland, Fife, 01337 857397. Bring along your teddy beats for a fun picnic.

Teddy Bears' Picnic Sun 20 Aug, £2 (£1.30). Weaver’s Cottage, The Cross, Kilbarchan, 01505 705588. Yet another picnic for our teddies.

Almonde l (Alternative) Summer Olympics Sun 20 Aug, 2.30—4pm. £1 (50p). Almondeli and Calderwood Country Park, by Broxbum, Livingston, 01506 882254. Egg and spoon, sack and wheelbarrow races for all the family. Environmental Art Sun 20 Aug, 2pm. Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, 01698 266155. Go greener and create your own piece of art from natural materials.

Children's Drama Carnival Mon 21 Aug, 11am—4pm. Free. Harestanes Countryside Visitors Centre, Ancrum, Jedburgh, 01835 830306. Students of Bishop College, Lincoln, present this annual drama carnival for budding thesps.


Peter Pan And The Last Adventure Until Sat 19 Aug, 8—9.30pm. £8.50 (£5). The Den, Kirriemuir, 01307 473015. The story of the boy who refused to grow up is brought to life in an outdoor theatre production from Theatre Babel.