GLASGOW LIFE LISTINGS continued 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 rartger activities as well as numerous woodland paths and walkways. The visitor certtre is open 9am—5pm every day of the year. Call for more details on the opening tintes of tire 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 ck Sun 11am—5pm. Free. A museum cramnted with buses, trams, fire engines, ships and other paraphernalia, devoted to the ltistory of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding On The River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlane; Hit/king Drum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and licrims Of Trans )()r! by Justin Carter.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden ' Glasgow Green. Glasgow, 554 0223. i Mort—'l‘hu ck Sat l0ant-5pm; Fri ck Sun l l lam—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 Putter, lisions Of The City and Crime And Punishment. Pollok House

Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 616 6410. Mon—Sun 11am—4pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60. One of the most elegant 18th century buildings in the country, this historic house features sonte of the finest Spanish paintings irt Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life i And Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat l0am—5pm; Fri & Sun

1 lam—5pm. Free. A museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions, Dali's Christ Of Saint John 0/ The Cross arid the story of religion in Scotland through words artd )iClUt’CS.

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.\'. Glenlee. the only Clyde-built sailing ship still afloat iii the UK. Visitors can explore the boat or talk to the crew, artd there‘s a range of children‘s activities. On- sltore, there is a restaurant in the restored Pumphouse as well as a permanent exhibition space.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am-1pm a 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone-built church ltas stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died around 612; however ntost of the present building dates front the 13th or 15th centuries, the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections lit the country. Sunday services take place at 11am and 6.30pm and there are daily prayers at noon. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well. Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 353 4500. Mort—Thu 10am—6pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat lOam—noon. Glasgow School of Art is Charles Rennie Mackintosh's greatest achievement artd it continues to intrigue and inspire visitors front all over the world. Still a working art school, regular guided tours let you experience this famous arid fascinating building. The Mackintosh Shop includes a range of gift items including contemporary art artd design frortt students of the school. Tours take place Mort—Fri llant & 2pm, Sat 10.30am & 1 1.30am and cost £5 (£3).

Glasgow Zoopark

Calderpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, 771 1185. Daily 9.30ant—4pm. £4.60 (£2.70). A popular haunt on school trips, Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals, front 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 aitd birds of prey flying displays, plus a Children‘s Farm, amusements artd art oriertteering course. House For An Art Lover

Bellaltouston Park, 10 Durrtbreck Road, Glasgow, 353 4773. £3.50 (£2.50). lrtitially designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a competition in 1901, this unfinished work has been completed by ittodern-day architects and designers irt true Mackintosh style. For opening times, call irtfo line: 0141 353 4449. Art Lover‘s Cafe artd Shop open 10am—5pm daily.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue, Glasgow, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am-5pm. Free. Dating front 1807, the llurtterian is Scotland's oldest public museum it lost its artworks irt 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.

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Here we go again! It's Christmas and as usual there’s the street parade, the Chrimbo concert, an outdoor ice-rink and lots of Christmas light swnch-ons.

Edinburgh goes all out for Christmas every year; convince me that this one’s different. Didn't you know that this is a Capital Christmas? Eat your heart out London, we’ve got a big wheel too, plus a traditional German market, a Scottish market and a new interactive attraction, Angel Eye.

Nope, sorry. I'm falling asleep. Good, because we’ve saved the best to last. Spanish artists XarXa are presenting a fireworks and street theatre spectacular on the streets of Leith, Ed Byrne and Phil Kay are getting together for a benefit night, and if that still doesn't sound interesting, this is the season to be merry after all and we all love the counCil for those extended licences.

Edinburgh ’5 Capital Christmas Wed 29—Fri 24 Nov. For more info call 4 73 3800.

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French Film Festival Fri 17—Sun 26 Nov, The Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. A celebration of French cinema, with screenings, talks artd events. Scottish Holistic Health Festival Sat 25 & Sun 26 Nov, Sat 10am—5pm; Sun

1 1am—6pm. Edinburgh City Chambers. High Street. Learn ntore about alternative therapies artd complementary medicines through a series of speakers. workshops, taster sessions and exhibitions.


Antique and Craft Fair Sat 18 & Sun 19 Nov, 10am—5pm. Royal Highland Centre, lngliston. 333 3036. A mix of valuable antiques, affordable collectibles artd hand-made crafted goods.

3D/ZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 18 Nov. 10.30ant—430pm. 70p (50p). St Stephen‘s Centre. St Vincent Church. St Stephen Street. Stockbridgc. 661 6600. The very best irt corttentporary artd traditional craftwork sold direct by the makers.


Sir Malcolm Rifkind 'l‘hu to Nov. 6.30pm. £3 (£1.50); children under 18 free. Royal Museum. 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Based around the tlrerrte of

‘Unity 1n Diversity". the ex-Scottish Minister argues for a stronger Britain in light of the recent resurgence of Scottish natiortal identity.

1 Alan Watson Featherstone Tue 21

Nov, 6.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Centre For lluntan licology, 12 Roseneatlt Place, 624 1972. Representirtg Trees for Life, the speaker discusses ‘Restoring the Earth: A positive vision for the 21st century.‘

Heaven And Hell In Contemporary Christianity The 21 Nov, 6.30pm. £2. Royal Museum, 2 Charrtbers Street, 247 4219. Advance bookirtg advised. The Right Reverend Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh, gives a talk in conjunction with the current exhibition. Global Capitalism Wed 22 Nov, 10.30am. ()pen Door, 420 Morningside Road, 447 9757. Chief [Executive of the Chartered lrtstitute of Bankers in Scotland. Dr Cltarles Munn, gives a talk. Norah Levai Thu 23 Nov, 12.30pm. Free. City Art Centre. 2 Market Street, 529 3993. The Hungarian textile artist

gives a talk based on her owrt work and

the textile art in her home country. Part of the Ti) Bold/y Sew exhibition. Ben Tindall Tue 28 Nov, 6.30pm. £3.50

. (£2.50). Centre For lluntan Ecology, 12

Rosetteath Place. 624 1972. The member ofTiridall Architects gives a talk on ‘Restoring The Built linvironment'.