Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 353 4500. Mon—Thu 10am—6pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat lOam-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.

Gruesome Glasgow

Meet at Tourist Information Centre, George Square, Glasgow, 772 0022. £5 (£4); children £3. Witness tales of torture and terror on the streets of Glasgow as an expert guide takes you on a tour of the city’s cruel past.

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 modem-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.

Hutcheson's Hall

158 Ingram Street, Glasgow, 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.

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall, 1 Bumhouse 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, 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 0] Transport by Justin Carter.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Glasgow ’5 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.

Springburn Museum

Atlas Square, Ayr Street, Glasgow, 557 1405. Tue—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—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.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow, 553 2557. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun llam—Spm. Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works from the world’s six major religions, Dali’s Christ 0f Saint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour

100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, 339 0631. Daily 10am—5pm. £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.




Fireworks Display Sun 5 Nov, 6pm. £3—£4. Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, 661 5351. Setting the skyline of Edinburgh alight in a blaze of colour, the annual Guy Fawkes fireworks display gets underwa .

Worktn 8: Pastora Breeds Association Of Scot and Sat 4 Nov, 9am—5pm. Free. Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 333 3036. Dog show.


Heterogeneous Catalysis: From ‘Blaclt Art' To Atomic Understanding Mon 6 Nov, 5pm. Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22—26 George Street, 240 5000. A talk from Professor Gerhard Ertl of the Fritz- Haber Institut der Max-Planck Gesellschaft of Berlin.

Babs McGregor Tue 7 Nov, 6.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Centre For Human Ecology, 12 Roseneath Place, 624 1972. The speaker represents CND in ‘A Peace Of The Action’. Fiona Stephen also gives a talk.

Peter Green's Tasting Series Wed 8 Nov, 6.30pm. £12 (£22 with dinner). Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. Peter Green talks you through a wine tasting evening, with wines available to buy at retail prices and an optional dinner afterwards.

Gehan Macleod Tue 14 Nov, 6.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Centre For Human Ecology, 12 Roseneath Place, 624 1972. ‘Urban Community Regeneration’ is the focus of the speaker from the GalGael Trust.

An Ombudsman Reflects Wed 15 Nov, 10.30am. Open Door, 420 Momingside Road, 447 9757. Talk from former Parliamentary Commissioner Sir William Reid.

Sir Malcolm Rifltind Thu 16 Nov, 6.30pm. £3 (£1.50); children under 18 free. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Based around the theme of ‘Unity In Diversity’, the ex-Scottish Minister argues for a stronger Britain in light of the recent resurgence of Scottish national identity.

Other Events

Popular Observing Until Sat 31 Mar, 7.30pm. £1. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8405. View Saturn with its rings and Jupiter and its moons from one of the telescopes of the Royal Observatory.

A Tragic Queen Sun 5 Nov & Sun 12 Nov, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. £7 (£2—£5). Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Heritage Events Company relive the time of Scotland’s most famous monarch as Mary Queen Of Scots greets visitors in her Royal Apartment.

Beadworlt For Grown-Ups Thu 2 Nov, 7—9pm. £10. Helios Fountain, 7 Grassmarket, 229 7884. Advance booking required. Design and make your own jewellery in this workshop lead by Kay Bruce.

Life Under Siege Thu 2 & Fri 3 Nov, Thu 9 & Fri 10 Nov & Thu 16 Nov, 10am—4pm. Castle entry charge. Edinburgh Castle, 225 9846. Every Thursday and Friday the Alba Adventure Company present a re-enactment of Jacobite rebellion in the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle.

Fame, Fortune And Fun Sat 4 Nov, noon—4pm. Gyle Shopping Centre, Broadway, South Gyle, 539 9000. Take part in a Living Doll competition to be named the best live mannequin for a chance to win a brand new car or holiday to Disneyland.

3DIZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov, 11am—5pm. £1.50 (£1). Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, 661 6600. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers.

A Tragic Queen And The French Prisons Sun 5 Nov, Sun 12 Nov, llam—4pm. Castle entry charge. Edinburgh Castle, 22.5 9846. Every Sunday, at half hourly intervals, Heritage Events Company present tales of Mary Queen of Scots and her loves and hopes, and a prison guard reminisces about the Napoleonic Wars.

Astronomical Journey of Discovery Fri 10 Nov, 7.30pm. £1. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Blackford Hill, 668 8405. View the observable universe through the centre’s six-inch telescope, exploring the moon, planets and stars. The evening is complemented by a presentation on a different to ic each week.

Film CIassrcs Fri 10 Nov, 7.30pm. 70p (35p). Harry Miller Hall, The Pleasance, 332 2758. Hits of the silver screen relived with Ian G Rintoul.

Edinburgh Farmers Market Sat 11 Nov, 9am-2pm. Castle Terrace. Fresh produce on offer from over 30 stalls in the very heart of Edinburgh with food ranging from the traditional to the exotic.

The Power Of Song Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov, £3—£5 (£1—£3);£8—£16(£3—£8) for weekend. Dalry House, Orwell Place, 337 5442. Stretch those vocal chords in a special weekend of song for all ages and abilities. There’s workshops, a creche and informal singing sessions on offer.

30120 Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 11 Nov, 10.30am—4.30pm. 70p (50p). Cluny Church Centre, 1 Cluny Drive, Momingside, 661 6600. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers.

Scottish Computer Fair Sun 12 Nov, 10am—3pm. £2 (£1.50); under 103 free. Tynecastle Stadium, Gorgie Road, 200 7200. Computers and computer-related

items for sale at trade prices plus second hand goods, Playstation accessories and much more.


Brass Rubbing Centre

Chalmers Close, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, 556 4364. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm. Free, but there is a charge for making a rubbing. Situated in the apse of a Gothic church dating back to 1460, the centre houses a selection of church brasses and ancient Pictish replicas as well as lots of crayons so you can get rubbing.

Carberry Candle Cottage Musselburgh, Edinburgh, 665 5656. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free. If you’ve a passion for candles, then take a drive out to this celebration of all things wax. Their factory shop is full of perfumed, aromatherapy and feng shui candles, plus a bargain clearance comer. Professionals are on hand to demonstrate the art of candle-making, or you can have a go at carving your own.

Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle Road, Edinburgh, 661 4445. Mon—Wed & Sat 9.30am—4.30pm; Thu 9.30am—1pm (Closed Fri); Sun 2—4.30pm. £1.80 (£1.30); children 75p. For a real taste of history, take a drive out to this ramshackle old castle, which although not quite as intact as Edinburgh Castle, is far more atmospheric and the scene of much plotting during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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