Taggart star James MacPherson.

Moro Cookery Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Cookery demonstration from Sam Clark of Moro Restaurant cooking fusion dishes from Spain.


The Desert Comes Alive Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Westem Road. 334 2422. l 1am. Free. Advance booking required. Glasgow Zoo and the Botanics get together to show the creatures which inhabit the barren deserts of the world and the plants they live with.


lmbroldery At The Burrell Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. 10.30am. Free. Mary Stirling discusses embroidery. Places limited. please book in advance on 0141 882 1062.

Scotland Coast To Coast Glasgow Outdoor Centre. 50 Couper Street. 559 5450. 6.30pm. Free. An illustrated talk by John Fulton who will be giving tips on how to complete this challenging route on a mountain bike.

Wednesday 1 6

Book events

Irvine Welsh Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7pm. £2. Welsh reads from his first novel in three years Glue (Jonathan Ca e £12). Sauchiehall Street aadlng Group Waterstone's, 153-157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. The group will discuss Anita Shreve's The Pilot '5‘ Wife.


The Fabulous Burrell Tapestries Burrell Collection. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. l 1.30am. Free. Dina Ward discusses the Collection’s tapestries.

10 Minute Gallery Talk Hunterian Art Gallery. University Ave. 330 5431. lpm. Free. Talk by curator Peter Black.

Thursday 1 7

Book events

Sebastian Faulks Borders Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. 7pm. Free. Faulks launches his latest novel On Green Dolphin Street (Hutchinson £16.99).


Badger Watch Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre. New Lanark. 01555 665262. 8pm. £5 (£1). An opportunity to see badgers in their natural environment. This will involve a 30—40 minute walk.

Other events

Continental Market St Enoch Square. Argyle Street. 572 1790. Free. Four days full of fabulous continental goodies such as wine. cheese. chocolates and more.

Friday 1 8 Talks The Bridle Lectures RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. The School of Drama host a series of lectures to coincide with their 50th anniversary celebrations. James Brining. Artistic Director of TAG Theatre Company gives a talk on ‘The Scottish National Theatre' a new model for a new era'.’ See panel.

Other events Continental Market St Enoch Square. Argyle Street. 572 1790. Free. See Thu 17.

Saturday 1 9


Wetlands Dawn Chorus Lochwinnoch RSPB Nature Reserve. Largs Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. 4.3M.30am. Free. Enjoy the beauty of birdsong in the (very) early hours of the morning.


The Scottish National Music Felr SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. 10am—5pm. £3 (children under 14 free). Catering for all musical tastes and all budgets. the largest music fair outside London should have something to suit everyone. See photo caption.

Other events

Continental Market St Enoch Square. Argyle Street. 572 1790. Free. See Thu 17.


Britannlc Asset Management Women’s 10K Scotstoun Stadium Track. Scotstoun. 248 9909. l lam. Entries now closed. it's too late tojoin in the running but you can still watch and cheer the lycra-clad ladies over the finish line. Rangers v Hibernian lbrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. ()870 600 1993. 3pm. £l7—£22 (£10—£13). Hibs are struggling to catch Rangers for the vital champions league spot. even a win here ma ' see them stay third.

Kl marnock v Celtic Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 525184. Playing for pride. Kille hope to end the season on a high at home.


Bringing Back The Butterflies Linn Cemetery. 287 5064. 10am—3.30pm. Help the Rangers clear weeds that are choking the Greater Butterfly Orchid. Bluebell Gleniffer Braes Country Park. Glenfield Road. Paisley. 884 3794. 2pm. Free. Celebrate the Millennium Forest festival and join the countryside rangers for a walk though Bluebell woods in Johnstone.

Tracks, Trails, Sights and Sounds Of Mugdock Wood Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road, Milngavie. 956

6100. 2—4pm. Free. Adyance booking required. Discover the wild. boggy and wet side to Mugdock wood on this guided walk. Meet at the South Lodge car ark. Plant Sale I: Wildflower We k Falls of Clyde Visitor Centre. New Lanark. 01555 665262. 2pm. £2.50 ifreei. Buy some plants for your summer garden then take a walk to see some wildflowers.


Computer Pair SECC. Finnieston Quay. 08700404000. l0am—3pm. £3 (£2). For all your hardware. software and svstem requirements.

The Scottish National Music Pair SECC. Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000. l 1am-5pm. £3 (children under 14 free). See Sat 19.

Other events Continental Market St Enoch Sq.

Argyle Street. 572 1790. Free. See Thu 17.

Spons Glasgow Hash House Harriers

Various venues. 334 1711. 7.30pm. Free. See Mon 14. Meet at The Bucks Head. Strathaveii.

I Other events

Continental Market Si Enoch Square. Argyle Street. 572 1790. Free. See Thu 17.

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1 Book events Richard Whiteley Waterstone's.

153—157 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9105. 7pm. Free. Richard Whiteley reveals all

as found in his autobiography Hi'niiiltf . . .

the Memoirs Ufa 7T Matinee Idle (Orion £6.99). Scotland On A Plate Borders

Glasgow Life

Books. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 "'00. "pm. Free. Ferrier Richardson and some of Scotland's finest chefs giye a demonstration of some of the recipes found in the new St iii/and ()ii :1 Plan- iBlack tk White Publishing £19.99i.

Book events

Scots Poems To Be Read Aloud \Vaterstone's. 153—15" Sauchiehall Street. 3329105. "pm. Free. .-\n eyeiiiiig of music and literature from taken li'oiii \Villiam \ctll's collection (‘ili’i'ifoiiiiiii ('riimhiii'liiik arid an anthology entitled Scots Poems '10 He Realist/viii! bolll ol which are published by l.u.ilh l’ress


Intervention 2001 The Arches. 253 Argy le Street. 0901 022 0300, .-\niiual festiyal of Scottish fashion featuring catwalk show s. lllaslc‘l'c‘lasst‘s. a l‘tlslllc‘ss conference and fashion market.

Other events Discussion/Creative Writing Session Hunterian .-\rt (iallery. L'niyersity of(ilasgow, 82 llillhead Street. 330 5431. 10am noon x 1 3pm, £5. Writer in Residence .-\iiiie Rouse draw s on inspiration from the \\ liistler and Venice exhibition.

Summer Evening Concert (‘raigend Visitor (‘entre. Mugdock Country Park, ('raigallian Road. Near Milngavie. 956 6100. 7.30 9.30pm. £3. Family concert with music from Dunbartonshire Concert Band. Alternative Catwalk The Arches. 253 Argyle Street, 0901 ()22 0300. llpiii. £10. Catwalk eyetit specialising lll cutting edge clubwear and streetwear combined with a club night co-ordinated by lleat 106. Part (itIntervention.

Music was... '2

Why Is It mad? it is the biggest selection of music outside London.

What will they have? Specialists from around the world w ill have everything from CDs and vinyl to music memorabilia. Clh I only buy stuff? No you can buy. browse. sell. chat and exchange until your

heart's content.

Anything else? Of course there will be the Beatles Roadshow with cyerything

for the Beatles boff'in as well as a 1958 guitar. similar to the one used by John Lennon. I The Scottish National MUSic Fair, SECC, Finnieston Quay, 08 70 040 4000. Sat 79 a Sun 20 May. £3 (children under 74 free).

158 Ingram Street. 552 8391. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Built by the philanthropic Hutcheson brothers in 1802-5. the hall has recently been completely refurbished to give a taste of its former glory. Museum 01 Transport Kelvin Hall, 1 Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri 8. Sun Ham—5pm. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the history of transport. St Mungo Museum of Rllglous Life And Art

People's Palace 01 Winter Garden Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon-Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8. Sun 11am-5pm, Free. 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. 616 6410. Daily 10am—5pm. £4 (£3); family ticket £11. One of the most elegant

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18th century buildings in the c0untry. this historic house features some of the finest Spanish paintings in Britain from the collection of Sir William Stirling Maxwell. Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery

2nd Floor, 14 King Street. 552 7080. Tue 1pm. Thu 7pm. Sun 6pm and family performance Sun 3pm. £3 (£2; under 165 free). An hour-long mechanical ballet performed by Eduard Bersudsky's kinetic scolptures made from scrap metal and tiny wooden figures.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon-Thu 8 Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8. Sun 11am—5pm. Free. An award-Winning museum of world faiths, featuring a Zen garden. priceless art works from the world's six maJOr religiOns, Dali's Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross and the story of religion in Scotland thr0ugh words and DlClUfeS.

Tenement House

145 BuccieUCh Street. Garnethill, 333 0183.

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Daily 2—50rr‘. $23.50 ($2.50. This 'qypicaj Victcrtan tenement “at r. 1892 D’OViOGS a fascinating OOK at Glasgow l.fe Outing tee frst nail of the 22'.“ century.

The Tall Ship At Glasgow Harbour 100 Stoocrcss Bead, 339 0631. Oak, ‘Carr'«5t>m £4.50 £3.25;

accon‘pan ed C".jdr€:" free. Fnd out about Glasgow/s mar '. rne heraage on-ccard the S / Glen/ee. me Only Clyde- built sailing Ship 3?" afloat 1." {"8 OK.