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.‘fihv . ,Kr'u‘ 3 _.. f' s. -. .sl «stame- .. '1‘ Mrs“ Scotland has had many visionaries over the years, but few have provided us with a day out as great as Robert Owen. Ahead of his time by some years, Owen decreed in 1816 that all societies should 'exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved and with little or no misery’. Fine words indeed, but unlike most people of power, Owen did much more than talk. The workers at his mill in New Lanark Village were treated to healthcare, decent accommodation, childcare, education, proper food and some semblance of leisure time. Admittedly by today's standards it still looks like a living hell, but in those days the working class folks in Owen's employ were pigs in muck compared to their city-dwelling cousins. Strolling round the village, weaving in and out of the store, the millworker's house, Robert Owen’s (inevitably) plush pad and the mills them- selves, you get a real sense of what life was like for its 19th century inhabitants. One ticket buys you access to every aspect of the village, including ’The New Millennium Experience', a state of the art audio/visual ride looking back at Owen’s social and educational reforms.

But one of the best things about New Lanark is that once you’re through with the village itself, the most magnificent walk awaits you. Run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Falls of Clyde walkway is divided up into three sections of vary- ing length. If you’re feeling lazy, Walk 1 is a 45 minute round trip that takes you to the beautiful Corra Linn waterfall. Those with more energy can tackle Walk 2 up to Bonnington Linn, which takes 90 minutes and leads you to an observation deck overlooking nesting falcons. And if you’re really up for the long haul, try Walk 3 which continues on to Corra Castle and features some excellent wildlife, from otters to nesting bats.

And as you stare down at the bubbling river below, it's fair to say that Owen's dream of ’little or no misery' has become reality. (Kelly Apter)

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Added Extras Coffee and gift shops.

How to get there It’s less than an hour's drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh on the M74 and A70, or trains run every half hour from Glasgow Central to Lanark. How much it costs £3.75 (£2.50).

When it's open Daily 1 1am—5pm.

I New Lanark Heritage Centre, New Lanark, 07555 661345

SPECIAL EVENTS Festivals Festival In The City Fri 25 & Sat 26 Aug. £30—£55. Glasgow Green, 287 5511. No days jam-packed with music from bands such as Oasis, Paul Weller, Stereo honics and Beck. See feature. Arts P us Festival Fri l—Sun 3 Sep, noon—8pm. Baird Halls of Residence, 460 Sauchiehall Street, 333 1450. A

three-day festival of the arts celebrating family life through the ages. With music, theatre and an exhibition, highlights include Stairs (21 Steps tribute band), Tommy Sheridan in his acting debut and Scottish Families On Screen. See photo ca tion.

Pride Sat 2 Sep. Free. Blythswood Square to Glasgow Green. ()131 556 8822/0141 400 2640. The annual lesbian and gay festival is back in town and ready

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to party. As always there will be a colourful parade from Blythswood Square which will wind its way through town via West George Street, Nelson Mandela Place, George Square, Ingram Street, Glassford Street, Stockwell Street and finally to Clyde Street when the fun begins at Glasgow Green. Expect a day of fun, frivolity, music, colour and most of all, pride.


Antiques For Everyone Fri 25—Sun 27 Aug, 11am—8pm; Sat & Sun 11am—6pm. £5. SECC, Finnicston Quay, 287 7777. Visit the largest antiques and collectors fair ever to be held in Scotland. Rare and fascinating treasures will be displayed by dealers from across Britain. Memorabilia 2000 Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug, lOam—Spm. £4 (£2.50). SECC, Finnicston Quay, 287 7777. Film, TV, music and sports memorabilia from the 50s to the 805 will be on display at one of the largest collectors’ fairs in Scotland. With over 300 stands there’s bound to be something of interest to add to your own autograph collection, with the possibility of a few famous faces making appearances.

GGLC Fete Sat 26 Aug, noon. Free. Glasgow Gay & Lesbian Centre, 11 Dixon Street, 400 2640. A traditional style fete with stalls, raffles and entertainment. A variety of organisations will be represented on the day, so go along and support them by browsing and buying from their stalls.

The Scottish Computer Fair Sun 27 Aug, 10am—3pm. £3 (£2). SECC, Finnicston Quay, ()1706 299709. A selection of useful products for computer

Avon Live Roadshow Sun 27 Aug, 11am. Free. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Avon are calling at the SECC with their live roadshow, featuring interactive displays and themed areas with experts on hand to answer all your questions. If you fancy a bit more hands-on advice there will be therapists available to give you a makeover. You can also learn more about Avon’s Crusade Against Breast Cancer and how you can help the fight.


Calderglen Classic Auto Rally 2000 Sun 27 Aug, 11am-5pm. Free. Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, 01355 236644. A fun day out for the whole family with face painting, children’s rides and a dazzling array of classic cars. Orienteering In The Park Wed 30 Aug, 6.30pm. Free. The Courtyard, Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 763 1863. A chance to try out your orienteering skills whether you are new to the sport or a veteran.


Patrick Moore - Into Space Fri 25 Aug, 7.30pm. £9 (£7—£8). SECC, Finnicston Quay, 287 7777. Take a journey to the Moon, around the planets and into the cosmos as the TV personality recounts the last 45 years in space.

Other Events

Waverley Paddle Steamer Until Mon 28 Aug, Waverley Terminal, 243 2224. Take a trip ‘doon the water’ on the world’s only remaining ocean-going paddle steamer.

Science On The Streets Every Sat until 30 Sep, 3pm. £3 (£2); family ticket £5. George Square, 548 3465. Meet at the corner of George Square, opposite the Tourist Information Centre, and walk the streets, exploring the history, science and technology behind everyday Glasgow.

Paintings On Railings Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug. Free. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Art from a selection of Glasgow artists will be hung from the railings of the Botanic Gardens for you to admire and buy.

Madagascar Marathon Sun 27 Aug, 11am. Free. Meet at Kelvinbridge Underground, Great Western Road. Info 07884 307641/01546 830240. Join in this costumed charity bike ride along the canal and help raise money for the rainforest with Feedback Madagascar. The 30-mile ride starts and finishes at Kelvinbridge Underground and passes Yoker Ferry, Lock 27, The Stables by Kirkintilloch and the Kelvin Walkway. Tree Identification Workshops - Conifers Tue 29 Aug, 2pm. £2. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Advance booking necessary. Meet at Kibble Palace for this workshop which will be led by Botanic Garden staff. Moths, Bats and Owls Tue 29 Aug, 8pm. £1. Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. A chance to explore the gardens after closing time and focus on the night time fauna, including the things that fly in the night. Meet at the main gates.

Animal Folklore At The Falls Of Clyde Sat 2 Sep, 2.30pm. £2 (members & under 16s free). Scottish Wildlife Trust, Falls of Clyde Reserve, The Visitor Centre, New Lanark, 01555 665262. Take a peek at the amazing superstitions and local traditions associated with the animals found on the reserve.

The Salvation Army Congress 2000 Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sep, £2—£8. SECC, Finnieston Quay, 287 7777. Assembly of the Salvation Army with General John Gowans, with big band displays, a home and family rally and a gospel arts festival.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; 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 41.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat l0am—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 41.

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, and featured in the film Jude. For details of temporary exhibitions, see Glasgow Art Listings page 41.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—6pm (last admission 4.30pm). £4.60 (£2.70). A popular haunt for 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.