Superdays - 50+ Living It Up Sat 16 Sep, 10.30am—3.30pm. £5 to cover the cost of a packed lunch. Bellahouston Sports Centre, 31 Bellahouston Drive, 427 5454. An event for all those who are feisty and 50+, featuring a wide selection of activities for all abilities and ages, from sports and recreation to competitions.

Pedal For Scotland Ride Sun 17 Sep, George Square, 01483 417217. Get on your bike for this charity cycle event from George Square to Edinburgh.

Other Events

Science On The Streets Every Sat until 30 Sep. 3pm. £3 (£2); family ticket £5. George Square. 0141 548 3465. Meet at the corner of George Square opposite the TIC and walk the streets exploring the history of science and technology behind everyday Glasgow.

Amnesty International Booksale Sat 9 Sep, 10.30am—4pm. Free. Hillhead Baptist Church, Cresswell Lane (off Bytes Rd), 332 6803. A sale of books both old and new in aid of this popular cause. Teas will also be available for all thirsty bookworms.

3D/ZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 9 8.: Sun 10 Sep, 10.30am—4.30pm. 90p (60p). Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 661 6600. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers.

Garden Bulb Fair Sat 9 at Sun 10 Sep, 11am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.50); accompanied under 16s free. Greenbank Gardens, Flenders Rd. Clarkston, 639 3281. Purchase some bulbs for indoors, window boxes and the garden at this fair. If you have time you can also enjoy a wander round the gardens and get some advice from the professionals.

Scotland’s Garden Scheme Open Days Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sep, noon—4pm. Donation. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Venture behind the scenes at the Gardens with the last chance of the year to visit the propagation ranges and Filmy Fern house.

Book Aid International Service Project Sat 9 & 16 Sep, 11am—4pm. Free. The Courtyard, Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, 221 ()324. The Guide Association and Rotary International have joined together to run these second-hand book sales to purchase new books to combat illiteracy in Africa.

Mugdock Castle Open Day Sun 10 Sep, 1—4pm. £1 for archery. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Experience over 700 years of history at the castle ruin with haunting stories, breathtaking views and the chance to try your hand at medieval archery.

Autumn At The Mill Sun 10 Sep, 1.30pm. Darnley Mill, Corselet Road, 637 1147. Autumn is nearing, so take a guided walk through the park to discover exactly what hap ens.

Paintings on Railings Fri 15 Sep. Free. Gallery of Modern Art, Queen Street, 357 3739. Browse or buy some of the paintings on display from some of Glasgow’s painters old and new. Autumn Fair 8: Photographic Cat Show Sat 16 Sep, 11am—3pm. 50p. Hillhead Library, Byres Road, 339 7223. Charity event for Catflap featuring tombola, bric-a-brac, books, crafts, and not forgetting toys for your favourite moggies.

Spread Your Wings Sat 16 Sep, 1.30pm & 3pm. Tollcross Park, 2548 Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Join in fun with a flying

theme with activities involving kites, rockets and other things that go woosh in the air.

Fun 8: Games at Pollok Sat 16 Sep. £4 (£3); accompanied children free. Pollok House, 2050 Pollokshaws Rd, 616 6410. A day of traditional games for both the grown ups and the children to enjoy.

Doors Open Day Sat 16 & Sun 17 Sep, Free. Various venues, 248 1188. Glasgow’s commercial, educational, industrial and ecclesiastical buildings open their doors to the public. See photo caption.

Garden Talks Mon 18—Thu 28 Sep, 2pm. Free. Tollcross Park, 245b Wellshot Road, 763 1863. Book early for this selection of garden talks which are part of the Glasgow Learning festival. Hear about everything from behind the scenes at the Beechgrove Garden with Walter Gilmour to learning how to get to grips with a small garden. Places are limited so book early.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street, Glasgow, 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. Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 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.

Opening Doors Which doors are opening?

The doors of some of Scotland‘s most interesting buildings, the majority of which aren’t normally open to the public such as The Science Centre (artist’s impression pictured), BBC

Scotland, various churches and Glasgow City Chambers.

Why are they open?

It allows the public to enjoy their local architecture and environment as well as becoming

more aware of their Scottish heritage. How long are the doors open?

Throughout the weekend of 16 6c 17 Sep only and after that the majority will unfortunately

close again. Is it expensnve to see?

No, to have a good look around and learn more about the city costs absolutely nothing.

What a bargain.

Doors Open Day. Sat 16 62 Sun I 7 Sep. Free. Various venues. 248 I I 88.

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, 334 2422. Mon—Sun 11am—4pm. 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. Grounds open dawn till dusk. Kibble Palace open daily 10am—4.45pm. Glass Houses daily 10am—4.45pm. Garden open 7am—dusk. Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 353 4500. Mon—Thu 10am—6pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon. 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. Tours Mon—Fri llam & 2pm; Sat 10.30am & 11.30am.

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—5pm (last admission 3.30pm). £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. House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, 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 and designers in true Mackintosh style. For opening times, call info line 0141 353 4449. Art Lover‘s Cafe and Shop open 10am—5pm daily. Mugdock Country Park

Craigallan Road, Milngavie, Glasgow, 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, Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, fire engines, ships and other paraphernalia, all devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding ()n The River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlane; Wit/king Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of

Trans or! by Justin Carter.

Peop e’s Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat lOam—Spm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Glasgow’s best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically with subjects including The Patter, Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment.

Pollok House

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 616 6410. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. One 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, Glasgow, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works from the world's six major religions, Dali’s Christ OfSainIJohn Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.