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The Unconventional Tue 5 Dec, 11am—5.30pm.£3. Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 01786 479593. This series of talks, seminars and live link-ups with volunteers from three continents launches the UN Year of Volunteers 2001. Music comes from Sikh drummers and the Dhol Crusaders, and there is also an interactive exhibition showcasing voluntary opportunities throughout Scannd.


Illustrated Lecture: From The West Highland Way To Kilimanjaro Thu 30 Nov, 6.30pm. Free. John Smith’s in Tiso, 50 Cooper Street, Townhead, 559 5450. Jaquetta Megarry gives a illustrated talk based on her experiences of the West Highland Way.

After Wilde: A Wilde Symposium Sat 2 Dec, noon. GilmorehillG12, 9 University Avenue, 330 5522. A public symposium to discuss the legacy of Wilde, attended by guest speakers including playwright Doric Wilson. After the symposium there will be a chance to watch the evening‘s performances.

Alan Taylor: A Journalist's Life Mon 4 Dec, 1pm. £3.50. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. Taylor discusses his many media roles including those in publications such as The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald and of course the wonderful List magazine.


Celtic v Dunfermline Sat 2 Dec, 3pm. £25. Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, 551 8653.

Paisley Pirates Sat 2 Dec. 7pm. £7 (£5). Lagoon Leisure Centre, off Mill Street, Paisley, 889 4000. The Pirates face off against Coventry in this ice hockey championship game.

Motherwell v Hibernian Sun 3 Dec, 6.05pm. £11—£16. Fir Park. Manse Road, Motherwell, 01698 333333.

Greaves Sport Ski League Fri 8 Dec, Bearsden Ski School, Stockiemuir Road, Bearsden, 943 1500. Ski event based on dry slopes.




Gymnastics World Cup Final Sat 9—Sun 10 Dec, 2-5.45pm. £7 (£5.25). Braehead Arena, Kings lnch Road, Renfrew, 885 1441. See the best in the world compete in men’s and women‘s events.

Rangers v Motherwell Sun 10 Dec, 3pm. £18 (£14). lbrox Stadium, Edmiston Drive, 0870 600 1993. Rangers v Aberdeen Wed 13 Dec, 7.45pm. £18 (£14). lbrox Stadium, Edmiston Drive, 0870600 1993.

Seasonal Events

Glasgow On Ice Fri l—Sun 24 Dec, 10am—10pm. £4 (£3); family ticket £12. George Square, 553 1937. George Square is transformed into a winter wonderland for Glasgow’s first outdoor ice rink. See photo caption.

Christmas Fair Sat 2 Dec, 10.30am—3pm. Free. Hillhead Library, Byres Road. Catflap are holding their annual Christmas fair and prize draw with stalls selling home baking and bric a brac as well as all things feline and some kitty Chrissy pressies.

Keeping Christmas At Pollok Sat 9—Sun 10 Dec, 11am—4pm. £3. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Celebrate Christmas at Pollok House.

Santa's Grotto At The Tall Ship Sat 9—Sun 10 Dec, 10am-5pm. £3.95 (£2.50—£2.95). The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. Meet Santa and receive a Christmas gift aboard the tall ship Glenlee.

Santa's Sleigh Rides Sat 9—Sun 10 Dec, £1.50. Pollok Country Park, Pollokshaws Road, 632 9299. Enjoy a festive sleigh ride round Pollock Country Park accompanied by Santa himself.

Waverley Christmas Party Cruises Tue l2—Thu 14 Dec, 7.30pm. £25.95. Waverley Paddle Steamer, Anderston Quay, 243 2224. Take a cruise on the newly refurbished paddle steamer, with buffet, DJs and a range of live bands. Christmas Craft Fair Wed 13—Thu 14 Dec, 6.30—9pm. Free. Mugdock Country Park, Craigallan Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Mugdock Country Park hosts a Christmas craft fair with carols, festive food and drinks plus a visit from Santa.

Skating into Christmas

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Skating in Glasgow? Darn right. It’s a once in a lifetime chance to imagine you are in Central Park this Christmas. Unless you’ve actually been, of course.

Where is it? Why it's smack bang in the centre of town, George Square.

But won't it detract from the red tarmac? Maybe, but just think how much fun you can have at the different themed skating sessions. Take your loved one along for a romantic session at Skate ’N' Date (Wed), take in a profeSSional figure skating performance (Mon) or there's student only sessions (Tue) featuring live Dls

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What if you can't skate? You can have a go on the fairground or watch all the action from the heated undercover paVilion while enjoying some tasty festive


Glasgow On Ice, Fri 7—Sun 24 Dec, 70am—70pm. £4 (£3); family ticket f 72

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The Christmas Experience Fri l-Sun 24 Dec, 11am—5pm. £5. New Lanark Visitor Centre, New Lanark Mills, Lanark, 01555 661345. Family Christmas activities and pantomime performances for all the family. Christmas Craft Fair Sat 2 Dec. 10am—4pm. Free. Motherwell Concert Hall, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, 01698 267515. Pick up some unusual and original Christmas decorations and gifts at this annual craft fair.

Natural Christmas Decorations Sun 3 Dec, 10am—4pm. £20. Palacerigg Country Park, Palacerigg Road, Cumbemauld, 01236 720047. A day out at Palacerigg Country Park learning to make your own Christmas decorations.

Santa Comes to Palacerigg Sun 3 Dec, noon-4pm. Free. Palacerigg Country Park, Palacerigg Road, Cumbemauld, 01236 720047. Santa and his reindeer come to Palacerigg Park with Christmas presents for all.

Christmas Art Sun 10 Dec, 2pm. Free. Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, 01698 266155. An opportunity to make your own Christmas decorations from natural materials which are all supplied.

Other Events

St Andrew's Day Thu 30 Nov, noon-4pm. Free. City centre. Don‘t be surprised if you see a kilted mischief maker out and about around the city celebrating our patron saint’s day and handing out all things Scottish such as whisky, shortbread and sprigs of heather.

World AIDS Day Service Fri 1 Dec, 7pm. Free. The Arches, Midland Street, 332 5925. This years World AIDS Day service will be a chance for everybody to commemorate and celebrate the lives of those who have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The service is followed by a ceilidh with music from the lovely Horse MacDonald and the lively Macapella. Flora Celtica Fri 1 Dec—Sun 21 Jan. Free. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, 287 2699. A travelling display of past, traditional and current uses of native Scottish plants.

The Glenlee's 104th Birthday Party Sat 2 Dec, 10am—5pm. Special admission offers. The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 3390631. Help celebrate the 104th birthday of the only Clydebuilt sailing ship afloat in the UK today.

Garden Walk: Winter Pruning Sat 9 Dec, 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Greenbank Garden, Flenders Road, Clarkston, 639 3281. Learn about winter pruning at Greenbank House and garden.

3D/ZD Craft 8: Design Fair Sat 9—Sun 10 Dec, 10.30am—5pm. £1.20 (80p). Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 661 6600. The very best in contemporary and traditional craftwork making ideal Christmas gifts.

Guided Walk: Plant A Tree Sun 3 Dec, Tue 5 Dec, 1.30pm. Gleniffer Braes Country Park, Glen Lodge, Glenfield Road, Paisley, 884 3794. As a part of National Tree Week, do your bit for the environment and plant a tree but don’t forget to wrap up warm.


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 61: Sun Ham—5pm. Free. Sir William Burrell’s world famous collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe, housed in a

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Westem 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.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street. Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died around 612; however most of the present building dates from the 13th or 15th centuries, the most notable exception being the stained-glass windows, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country.

Glasgow School of Art

The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 353 4500. Mon—Thu 10am—6pm; Fri l0am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon. Glasgow School ofArt is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s greatest achievement and it continues to intrigue and inspire visitors from all over the world. Still a working art school, regular guided tours let you experience this famous and fascinating building. The Mackintosh Shop includes a range of gift items including contemporary art and design from students of the school. Tours take place Mon—Fri 11am & 2pm, Sat 10.30am & 11.30am and cost £5 (£3).

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 dailv.

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, devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding On The River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlane; Walking [)rum, an interactive sculpture by Stephen Healy; and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter.

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 some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell.

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.

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.

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