Kids listings

Outside the cities continued

Teenies Time Fri 2 Aug. 10.30am—noon. £1.50. Aberdour Institute. Shore Road. Aberdour. 0 I 383 860045. Friday fun for the kiddies featttring treasure httnts. children‘s entertainers and magicians.

Wildlife Explorers - Ringing and Migration Sat 3 Aug. £3. RSPB Vane Farm Nature Reserve. by Loch Leven. Kinross. 01577 862355. Ages over 12. Join the RSPB guides for an afternoon devoted to ringing and migration. Magic Bob’s Fantastic Conjuring Workshop Sat 3 Aug. 1 1am. £3.50. Falkirk Town Hall. West Bridge Street. Falkirk. 01324 506850. Ages over 7. The master of magic and mith shares the secrets of the conjuring trade.

Wee Minibeast Safari Sat 3 & Sun 4 Aug. 2.30—3.30pm. £4.50 (£3). Kelburn Castle and Country Park. Fairlie. Largs. 01475 568685. Track down the secret world of creepy crawlies and then maybe take part in the great snail race.

Circus Skills Workshop Sun 4 Aug. 10am—noon & l-3pm. £12. Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Ages 8+. The thrills and spills of the big top are revealed in this fttn workshop. Artspace Mon 5-~-Thu 8 Aug. 10am-noon & 2—4pm. One week £15 (£10). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 0141 887 I010. Ages 6—10 &

1 1—13. Fttn arts and crafts activities including t-shirt printing. mask making and glass painting.

Ballet Babes Mon 5 & Tue 6 Aug. 10—1 1am. £6. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. ()1592 412929. Ages 3—5. Advance booking necessary. A two-day ballet workshop. Children’s Week Mon 5—Fri 9 Aug. 10am—noon & l—2pm. £3.50. (‘ulzean Castle and Country Park. Maybole. ()1655 884400. Annual week-long series of events for children aged 6—12. dttring which they can join the Young Naturalists C1th and Castle Club. No adults allowed! Geronamo! Mon 5—Fri 9 Aug. 10am—3pm. £20 (£13.50). Regal Commttnity Theatre. South Bridge Street. Bathgate. 01506 632558. Ages 8—12. A week of fun-filled arts and crafts activities.

Wee Minibeast Safari Tue 6 Aug. 10—1 1.45am & 1215- 2pm. £2. RSPB Nature Reserve. Largs Road. Lochwinnoch. 01505 842663. The Reserve's teacher-naturalists lead an expedition to search for weird and wonderful minibeasts.

Passport to Your Puzzle Journey Thu 8 Aug. 2.30—3.30pm. Free. Shotts Library. Benhar Road. Shotts. 0| 501 821556. Ages over 8. Travel to the four comers of the world using a newly made passport.


Summertime Pop Concert Sun 4 Aug. 7.30pm. £6.50. Palace Theatre. 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. ()1563 523590. Featuring the tribute talents of Step1 and Kylie Minoan.

Summer Time Pop Show Mon 5 Aug. 7.30pm. £7.50. Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. 01786 473544. See Kilmarnock.


Greyfriars Bobby Thu l Aug.

1 1am noon. £2. Aberdour institute. Shore Road. Aberdour. 01383 860045. Sylvia Troon puppets use original songs. colourful scenery and charming puppets to recreate Edinburgh of old and tell the story of the famous loyal pooch.

Honk! Fri 2. Sat 3 & Mon 5--Thu 8 Aug. 8pm. £9.50—-£15.50(£7.50—£8.50). Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. See photo caption.

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark Sat 3 Aug. 11am & lpm. £4 (£2.50). Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 0141 887 1010. Ages 5—9. The charming story of Plop the baby barn owl who is afraid of the dark is retold by

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Pavlas Puppets. With the help of the other animals in the forest. Plop overcomes his fears in an adaptation of Jill Tomlinson‘s modem-day children's classic. Cinderella Sat 3 Aug. 2pm. £3.50 (£2.50): four for £10. Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. Kirkcaldy. 01592 412929. Ages over 6. Cinderella must find a dress. get to the ball. dance the cha cha cha and fall in love with the handsome prince. all before midnight. The acclaimed Shona Reppe Puppets adapt this timeless fairytale using beautiful puppets. original music and maybe even dancing mice in hats. Ronald McDonald’s Adventure in Space Tue 6 Aug. 1pm. £6.50 (£5.50). Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. Glenrothes. 01592 611101. Ronald and the visiting Space Ranger are preparing for a trip into outer space. however. the mischievous Hamburglar could foil their plans. Peter and the Wolf Tue 6 Aug. 2.30-330pm. £5 (£4). Byre Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. (11334 475000. Ages 5-- 10. The popular Russian story of the adventurous boy Peter is brought to life using puppets from Clydebuilt Theatre.

Ronald McDonald’s Adventure in Space Wed 7 Aug. 1pm. Magnum Leisure Centre. Harbourside. Irvine. 01294 278381. See Glenrothes.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre. Brottghton Road. ()1899 220631. £5 (£4); family tickets £23 & £36. Book in advance as times are subject to change. Reductions for parties of live or more. Shows on offer over the next two weeks

Nessie Meets Morag Thu l & Sat 3 Aug. 2pm: Mon 5 Aug. 11.30am: Wed 7 Aug. 1 1am. Ages over 7. Nessie the Loch Ness monster hears rttmours of a strange intruder with a red beard and sets off on an adventure to uncover the truth.

Pips and Panda in Circusland Fri 2 & Tue 6 Aug. Thu 8 Aug. 2pm. Ages tip to 7. An unusual basket sets off a mysterious chain of events for famous duo as they encounter Jiffy and .laffy the fttnny geese and Sugar the dancing horse when they spend a day at the circus.

Honk! Fri 2. Sat 3 8. Mon 5—Thu 8 Aug. 8m. .0—21 5.2.0). Byre

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Face of Edward’s 2002 Until Wed 21 Aug. 1 10—l 14 West George Street. 332

9724. Free. If you think you‘ve got what it 3 takes to be the face of Edwards 2002 and

win a model contract with Storm Model Agency then head down to Edward‘s bar with two photographs (one head and

' shoulders. one fttll length) and fill out an

application form. Edward‘s and Storm

; talent scouts will also be hitting the streets

to find the person with the ‘X' factor.

Spons SASA National Football

Championships Celtic Park.

Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 287 5527. Football competition.

1 Ayr Races Ayr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts

Road. Ayr. 01292 264179. 6.25—8.55pm. £7—£l4. Flat horse racing.

a Spon Windsurfing World

Championships Scottish Sailing Institute. Largs Yacht Haven. Irvine Road. Largs. 01475 67001 1. Free to spectators. Annual championships incorporating

Junior. Youth. Master and Raceboard competitions.

Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic

Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead.

55l 8653. 3pm. £21 (£12). SPL match. Kilmarnock v Rangers Rugby Park. Rugby Road. 01563 545300. 3pm. £18 (£10). SPL match.

Theatre. Abbey Street. St Andrews. 01334 475000. Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved classic The Ugly Duckling is given a modern twist in a colourful and charming family show bursting with music. laughs and chirpy characters.

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Kick Off

Who’s kicking off? If you're all feeling a bit gloomy after bidding the World Cup a fond farewell. don't despair - the Scottish Premier League is ready to kick off its new season and football fanatics won’t be disappointed.

Who’ll footie fanatics be revelling in then? Opening day activities include matches from Celtic v Dunfermline Athletic. Kilmarnock v Rangers and Partick Thistle v Dundee United.

So is it football boots at dawn then? Yep. Celtic are defending their win from last season and Partick Thistle have moved up to take the place of the relegated St Johnstone. Footballs at 20 paces gents - let the battle commence.

I Scottish Premier League, various venues. Sat 3 Aug.

Partick Thistle v Dundee United

Firhill Road. 579 1971. 3pm. £15 (£8).

SPL match.


Beck’s Futures Artists CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 3pm. Free. (CCA 2). Artists exhibiting in the

Beck's Futures exhibition take part in a

tour of the show and will talk about their work.

Other events

Weekend Street Theatre and Music City Centre. 287 3888. Lively street theatre and music to brighten up the shopping precincts as part of Summer in the C itiv.

Pollok Family Day Pollok Country Park. Pollokshaws Road. 632 9299. 10am—5pm. Free. A day of fun for all the family with face painting. side shows and entertainment.

Family Day Craft Fair Pollok

House. Pollok Country Park. 2060 , Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410.

10am-5pm. £1 (children free). Wander around a selection of stalls selling ceramics. prints. cards and textiles. Traquair Fair Traquair House. Innerleithen. 01896 830323. I 1am—6pm. £12 (£8). Theatre. dance. storytelling and more in the grounds of Scotland‘s oldest inhabited house. And as an added bonus this year. watch the Vander Brothers performing daring feats on their 60ft Millennium Wheel.

Cycle Treasure Hunt Dean Castle

Country Park. Dean Road. Kilmarnock. 01563 522702. 2.30—4.30pm. Free. A fun event for all the family as you

i follow the clues in a bid to win a prize.

.Spons Windsurfing World

Championships Scottish Sailing Institute. Largs Yacht Haven. Irvine

Road. Largs. 01475 67001 1. Free to

spectators. See Sat 3. Helensburgh Half Marathon Clyde Centre. East Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 01436 675932. 9.30am. Fun half marathon.


Summer Family Day CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

l lam—4pm. £5 per family. A day of artist-led workshops including music.

sculpture and drama.

Other events Weekend Street Theatre and

Music City Centre. 287 3888. See Sat 3.