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Janice Galloway l't'tllllttdt‘kc‘l (iallery. 45 Market Street. 225 2383. 7pm. 1‘ree. Janice (ialloway reads from her new book ('luru. based on the life of pianist ('lara Schumann. wife of Robert Schumann.


The Paradise Garden Carpet Project Royal Museum. 2 ('hambers Street. 247 421‘). 2 4pm. Free. 'I'wo giant textile pieces celebrating the centuries-old Islamic Paradise (iarden carpets w ill be on show. ('onte along to the drop-in workshops to add your own 'garden' design.

Other events

Guided Tours of Scotland’s National Botanic Garden Royal Botanic (iarden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 11am 12.30pm & 2 3.30pm. £3 (£2501. The history of Scotland's national botanic garden and its plants and people is revealed on this guided walk.


The Feast of Herod by Peter Paul Rubens National (iallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624 6200. 12.45pm. Free. Jonathan Mason. a rector from thc.r\|1 Saints lipiscopal ('hurch. St Andrews talks about Rubens' painting.


Summer Breeze l.auriston ('astle. 2a ('ramond Road South. 336 2060.

10am 12.30pm & 1.30 3pm. £3. :\d\ance booking required. A family workshop led by Margaret l-indlay in making wind-chimes. The Paradise Garden Carpet Project Royal Museum. 2 ('hambers Street. 247 421‘). 2 4pm. liree. See 'l'htr 4. Other events

An Evening of Fragrance lm'ct‘esk‘

Lodge (iarden. 1m ei'esk. .\'r Mtisselburgh. 665 1855. 6.30 8.30pm. £2 £4. lixperience


Artist’s Talk (‘ollective Gallery. 22 28 ('ockburn Street. 220 1260. 2pm. l‘ree. Artist Kirsty Whiten talks about her work currently on show in the gallery.

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Record Fair Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). 10am 4pm. £1. Popular record fair.

Guided Tours of Scotland’s National Botanic Garden Royal Botanic (iarden. inverleith Row, 552 7171. 1 lam 12.30pm & 2 3.30pm. £3 (£2501. See Thu 4.


Musselburgh Races \trisselhurgli Racecourse. l.ink1ie1d Road. Mttsselburgh. 665 285‘). 2.15 4.45pm. £10 £15 (£51; under £16 l'ree). Hat horse racing.

Other events

Antique & Collectors Fairs Meadow bank Sports (‘entre. 130 London Road. 01764 654555. 10am 4pm. £1 (children free). Browse or buy from a wide selection of antiques and collectables.

Guided Tours of Scotland’s National Botanic Garden Royal Botanic (iarden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 11am 12.30pm & 2 3.30pm. £3 (£2.50). See Thu 4.

Storytelling at the Observatory Royal Observatory Visitor ('entre. Blackl'ord Hill. 668 S404. .\'oon 5pm. £3.50 (£2 £2.50). l-injoy some relaxing storytelling in the beautiful surrounds of the Observatory.

Bristo Square Skate Jam Bristo Square. Noon. (‘ash pri/es and displays of board prowess as skaters take advantage of Bristo Square‘s unique architecture.

Monday 8


Essential Cycle Maintenance Course lidinburgh Bicycle (’o- operative. 8 Alvanley 'l'errace. \\'liiteliotrse Loan. 228 5900 ext 623. £16. A class teaching the basics of cycle maintenance.


New in the Galleries: Curator’s

Scots pin their hopes on a hole in one

At the last major golf tournament held in Scotland. a Japanese journalist commented something vaguely approximating to: ‘It's a good competition on a great course. but why don't you hold it in summer?’ It was July. At this year‘s US Open. Golf Digest magazine distributed badges inscribed: ‘Be nice to Monty.’ lt Scotland is indeed the home of golf. then we're in real danger of repossession. Luckily the disastrous weather of the US Open will take the pressure off the Murrfield tournament. Rain in Scotland is miserable. but usually not life threatening. Redemption may not be so forthcoming on the course. Scot Colin Montgomerie has yet to win a major. and most of the other ten Scots taking part can only hope for a miracle to claim much of the £3.8m prize kitty. Last year's wrnner. David Duvall. will be gunning for glory. alongside favourites such as Woods. Els. Garcia and old timers including Faldo. Ballesteros. Norman and Lyle.

An exciting prospect for avid fans and lay persons alike.

Whilst Scotland struggles to compete with climate and leadership. it comes into its own in hospitality. This is the 15th time the links course has hosted the competition. and 20.000 grandstand seats have been made available on the practice grounds and course itself. Special areas have been set aside for autograph hunting. and under 16s can take advantage of free golf lessons from PGA professionals. As usual there will be plenty of licensed areas in the tented village where spectators can take a break whilst keeping up with the action on one of the giant television screens.

It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of such a prestigious tournament. We wait with baited breath for the first 'Easy Tiger' button pin. (Maureen Ellis) I One day passes for the championship are 835, tickets for qualifying rounds

start at 85.

7171. 11am 12.30pm 8; 2 3.30pm. £3

(£2501. See Thu 4.

6200. 12.45pm. Free. The second part of

a talk looking at collecting art in the 19th century by Frances Fowle.

Edinburgh CITY Public Forum (‘omrnunication Workers L'nion Club. 15 Brunswick Street. off London Road. 7.30pm. lidinburgh (‘I'TY (Change It Yourself) host their monthly public forum to discuss ways to improve society. For more information contact info(a‘edinburghcityorguk

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the scents of summer from the roses and honey suckles growing around the gardens. Guided Tours of Scotland’s National Botanic Garden Royal Botanic (iarden. 1m erleith Row. 552 7171. 1 lam 12.30pm & 2 3.30pm. £3 l£2.501. See Thu 4.

Saturday 6


Tour National (iallery of Modern :\rt. Bell‘ord Road. 624 6200. 12.45pm. 1‘ree. Alice Dewey gives a totrr ol' the New exhibition. which features recent acquisitions by contemporary artists.


Art Workshop Borders Books. [hit 26. Fort ls'innaird Retail Park. 657 4041. 6pm. Art classes for everyone with Lynda l-‘rame with hints and tips for all mediums.

Tuesday 9

Other events

Guided Tours of Scotland’s National Botanic Garden Royal Botanic (iarden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 11am 12.30pm 6’; 2 3.30pm. £3 1122.50). See Thu 4.

Wednesday 1 0

Intensive Cycle Maintenance

Course lidinburgh Bicycle (‘o-opel‘lllhc. S Alvanley 'I‘errace. Whitchousc Loan. 228 5900 ext 623. £45 inc lunch. ('ourse covering all aspects of bicycle maintenance.

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Camera Obscura Castle'iill, Royal Mile. 7%) 3709. Mo'i fr! €3.30a'i‘43pn‘. Sat 8. Sun. lf)ari‘--(iprix Eliflir'iufarrirry ticket 3‘14 42:30 3‘30?» Pick up a pedesfran in your "and at tbs attractior‘. ‘.'/."!T;l‘. gives

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venue is the Magic Gallery. giving hands-oh experiences of the art of Visual trickery

City of the Dead’s Haunted Graveyard Tours

Meet by St Giles Cathedral. Royal Mile. 11/. i’ 2230. Daily 8.30pm 8. 10pm. 3‘?) rf‘zlji. Join this spooky tori.r if you (fare. and you'll be guaranteed all manner of pararir)"rrial frights. including the infamous McKen/rr: Poltergeist. You have been unarmed.

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Guided Tours of Scotland’s National Botanic Garden Royal Botanic Garden. lnverleith Row. 552

Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Road. 661 4:241”). Daily 0.30am—(Spm. €1.80 i5_‘1..’%0—children STTSpi. For a real taste of history. take a drive out to this ramshackle old castle. which although not gurte as intact as Edinburgh Castle. is far more atmospheric and the scene of much piotting during the reign of Mary. Queen of Scots. Dynamic Earth l-lolyrood Road. 53:30 .7800. Daily 10am~6prrr 87.05) 1531.530» With volcanoes


Collecting Contemporary Art in the 19th Century: Part II National (iallery of Scotland. The Mound. 624

erupting beneath your feet. a tropical rainstorm pouring down. earthquakes and tidal waves at every turn. the history of the earth has never been more interesting.

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Mile. 22:3 0840. Daily 9.30am~-6pm. 5.78 (22—5261. Although much of the castle's medieval character was lost when it was converted into barracks in the 1011i century. continuing excavations aim to redress this. Other attractions include James

Guided Tours of Scotland’s

National Botanic Garden Royal

lV's famous cannon. Mons Meg. the One O'Clock Gun wrth its own exhibition. lots of military silverware and. of course. The Stone Of Destiny. used to crown Scottish kings since trrne began.

Edinburgh Zoo Corstorphine Road. 334 0171. Daily 9am—6pm. f7 (Sit—:3: family ticket 5320—5321601. Widely accepted as one of the finest zoos in Britain, there's plenty here to while away an afternoon. or even a whole day if you take

Botanic (iarden. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. 11am —12.30pm 8; 2«3.30pm. £3 (£2.50). See Thu 4.

your time. The newly-built African plains afford a fantastic View of the city. Hopetoun House Shore Road. 80th Oueensferry. 331 2451. Daily 10am—530pm. $270425. This stately home. part of which is still lived in by the Marguesses of Linlithgov‘i. was burlt in the 18th century by architects Sir William Bruce and William Adam. lt houses furnishings and artwork collected by the famrly over the past 400 years.

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