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Bat Walk Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre. The Dyeworks. New Lanark. Lanark. 01555 665262. 7.30pm. £2.50 (free). Take a stroll at dusk and learn more about the bats living on the

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Benefit Evening Ingram Hotel. Ingram Street. 552 3352. 7.30pm. £6.50. Charity evening in aid of Maggies Cancer Centres with music from Lorna Brooks and Marj Hogarth.

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Geology Walk Dean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilrnarnock. 01563 522702. 2.30—4pm. Free. Local geologist Jason Sutcliffe gives a guided walk discussing the geology of the area.


Glasgow Open Amateur Golf Championships Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 01360 620697. 8am. Free. All amateur golfers with a handicap of five and under can get ready to tee off at 8am for this championship. lintry forms from JB Gould. 6 Charlotte Ave. Torrance. G64 4BB.

Fitness Tour Bus Tiso Glasgow ()utdoor Experience. 50 Couper Street. 559 5450. 10am~5pm. Free. Jump on board and test your fitness using the latest heart rate monitor.

Archery Castle Semple Centre. l.oclilip Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. 2—4pm. £15: children £10; family £40. A beginners course in the art of archery. Rangers v Hibernian lbrox Stadium. lidmiston Drive. 0870 600 1993. 5.35pm. £17 (£13); children £10. A tough test for the lbrox team who need to make up lost ground. and in front of the home support in a televised game would be a good place to start.

Other events

Rothesay & Kyles Of Bute - Bute Highland Games The Waverley. Anderston Quay. 243 2224. £15.95—£27.95. 10am. Sail ‘l)oon the Watter‘ with live ceilidh rntisic and visit the seaside at [)unoon. steam onto Rothesay. Isle of Bute. or enjoy the ftill day cruise sailing through the world famous Kyles of Bute to visit the Highland village of 'l‘ighnabruaich. Half price Highland Games tickets for Waverley passengers.

Parks Museum. 129 Muir Street. Hamilton. 01355 261000. 10am—3pm. £16. A two day intensive course focusing on figure. gesture. weight and structure. building tip to the drawing of a deliberate pose.


Fungal Walk Dean Castle Country Park. Dean Road. Kilrnarnock. 01563 522702. 2.30—4pm. Free. A guided walk to find out more about the fascinating world of fungi.


Mothers Pride Great Scottish Run City Centre. 248 9909. £22 (£7.50); spectators free. Scotland‘s biggest participative sporting event celebrates its 20th anniversary and this year it should be bigger and better than ever. The half-marathon runs from Glasgow Cross to Glasgow Green. whilst the Junior Run (ages 9—17) will be a 3km run through the streets of Glasgow. See photo caption.

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RSAC Veteran, Vintage & Classic Car Run City Centre. 204 4400. 10am—--6.30pm. Road run and concours d'elegance for historic vehicles.

Family Fun Day Durrockstock Park. The Bothy. Durrockstock Park. Foxbar. Paisley. 884 3794. 2 - 3pm. Find otit about local wildlife with the Countryside Ranger Service and their minibeast hunt and pond dipping. Mugdock Memories Mttgdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. Join local historian Doug Stewart for a walk around Mugdock and discover its wealth of history from the 7.00 to the blitz. .Meet at the Visitor centre.

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Badger Watch Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre. The 1)yeworks. New 1.anark. Lanark. 01555 665262. 7.30pm. £5 (£1 ). Marvel at badgers in their natural surroundings on this 30-40 minute walk.


Mountain Biking Semple Centre. l.ochlip Road. l.ochwinnoch. 01505 842882. 6— 8pm. £12.50; children £10. Improve your mountain biking and maintenance skills in one go.

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Ailsa Craig The Waverley. Anderston Quay. 243 2224. £l8.95~£27.95. 9.30am. Steam down the Clyde to see views of the lslatids of Arran. Bute & Cumbrae and enjoy the afternoon at Ayr or stay aboard to view the Ayrshire Coast. Girvan Harbour and steam round Ailsa Craig.

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Evening Walk To Cathkin Braes Scot Trek. 334 9232. £12. Walk the circuit of slopes near Carrnunock and see the panoramic view to the north of the city. 11 is a 4—5 mile walk through open country and woodland.


Hamilton Park Racemeeting Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. 01698 283806. 2.20pm. Regular racing with family entertainment.

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Brainy Biking - Trailquest Explained Tiso. 50 Couper Street. Townhead. 248 4877. 6.30pm. Free. An illustrated presentation on trailquesting given by Gary Tompsett-

The River Kelvin: Biodiversity In Our Back Yard the iNKwell. 141) Queen Margaret Drive. 586 8159. 7pm. Free. Friends of the River Kelvin. SNH and the Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Initiative from SEPA host a discussion on how to support and encourage biodiversity in the River Kelvin. Exotic Trees In The Botanics Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Free. The Tree of Heaven. Dawn Redwood and Manna Ash are just some of the hardy exotic trees flourishing in the gardens.

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Spons Celtic v Ajax Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. £20--£25 (£161.

Run For Your Life

The Dutch giants need to score at least three goals if they are to make it into the Champions League. Even with a 3—1 advantage. Celtic can‘t afford to relax in front of the home fans.


10 Minute Gallery Talk Hunterian Art Gallery. L'niversity Avenue. 330 5431. 1pm. Free. A short talk by gallery curator Peter Black.

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The 60 Steps: How To Make The Most Of Our Local Architecture Heritage the i.\'Kwell. 140 Queen Margaret Drive. 586 8159. 7pm. Free. Glasgow Conservation Trust West and Historic Scotland argue in favour of protecting Alexander Greek Thompson’s heritage.


Archery Castle Semple Centre. Lochlip Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842882. 2—4pm. £15; children £10: family £40. See Sat 18.

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International Rose Trials Tollcross Park. Tollcross Park. Wellshot Road. 771 6372. Free. Go along and decide which roses you think should win from this massive display of blooms.

Don’t Be A’Ilama’d Glasgow Botanic Gardens. 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. Free. Advance booking required. A South American animal extravaganza including stars of the day. llamas. plus guinea pigs and much more.

Who’s running? You. if you get your finger out before Sat 18 Aug and phone the hotline number. and join 10.000 others from home and abroad. Where to? The race starts at Glasgow Cross and the finish line is a half marathon

away at Glasgow Green.

What happens? There are pre-rtin warm-up sessions before the race and goodie

bags at the end for all runners.

Anything else? If you are too yotmg for this race there is also a 3km Junior Run for ages 9— l 7 which also goes through the streets of Glasgow.

I Mothers Pride Great Scottish Run, City Centre, 248 9909. Sun 79 Aug. £22

(E 7. 50); spectators free.

Permanent . attractions -

Art Gallery 8. Museum, Kelvingrove

Argyle Street. 287 2699. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 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.

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Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road. 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8 Sun

1 lam—50m. Free. Sir William Burrell's world famous collection of beautiful art

objects from around the globe.

housed in a specially designed. award-Winning building.

Glasgow School of Art The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street. 353 4500. Mon—Fri 10am—iipm; Sat 10am—noon. Glasgow School of Art 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 more let you experience this famous and fascinating building. Glasgow Science Centre 50 PaCitic Quay. 420 5000. 53550—5214 (EA—£10). Glasgow's $375 million visitor attraction is a mine of information on science and technology. Opening times and prices for each of the attractions varies. so check in

advance on wwwgsoorguk or 0141 420 5000.

Museum Of Transport Kelvrn Hall. 1 Burnhouse Road. 287 2720. Mon—Thu & Sat loam—5pm; Fri 8. Sun

1 1am—5pm. Free. A museum crammed Wllh buses. trams. tire engines. ships and other paraphernalia. devoted to the histOry of transport.

People’s Palace & Winter Garden

Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 1 1am—5pm. Free. Glasgow's best—loved institution

has recently undergone a majOr facelift to celebrate its centenary year and new displays include The Patter. Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment.

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art

2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 1 1am—5pm. Free. An award—winning museum of world faiths. featuring a Zen garden, priceless art works from the world's SlX major religions and Delis Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross.