Events are listed by date then type. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to or, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Anna Millar and Jane Hamilton.


I Scottish Mobilisation for the European Social Forum 2004 STL'C. 333 Woodlands Road. 7.30 9pm. Free. The first meeting for anyone wanting to participate in tttobilising for tltc 1iS15 2004.

I Echo (ilasgow l'niyersity (‘ollege (‘1ub. University Ave. 33‘) 4757. 7.30—‘).30pm. l‘ree. Age 16+. Theatre ()dyssey takes the helm at these liyely workshops. inclttding play readings. improvisation. writing and music.


I Walkabout lidinburgh '/.oo. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 9171.

1 lain-12.45pm. £8 (free £5). Meet the penguins at the end of this infortnal walk around the loo. Althottglt this is a free eyent donations to the Rhino Appeal are tnore than welcome.

I How’s the Day lidinburgh Castle. Royal Mile. 225 9846. l lain 3.30pm. £15 (£10 £12). Robert the Bruce. fresh from victory at Bannockburn. tells of his greatest triumph in this historical re-enactment frotn the Alba Adyenture (‘ompanyz

I Information Everywhere and Not a Byte to Think Royal Museum Lecture Theatre. 2 ('hambers Street. 247 421‘). (r.3()pm. £4 (£3). How different would the world be if there were more tttachines talking to machines than humans talking to humans'.’ (iraham Whitehead ponders the question.

I Murray Watson: Being English in Scotland Blackwells (formerly James Thin South Bridge). 53 5‘) Sottth Bridge. (r22 8222. (r.30pm. liree. Watson talks about his new book on the contentious topic of what it's like being an linglish person in Scotlattd.

I Steve McClure Adyenture (‘entre. South Platt Hill. Ratho. 333 (r333. 7.45pm. £5. The renowned climber giyes a talk on the highlights from his career. itnparting the difficulties he faced tryittg to succeed at the ‘)a grade. Moying from small redpoints in Britain. through long onsights in littrope. McClure is now tackling the big trad walls of (ireenland.



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I Big Word Performance Poetry The Tron. ‘) Httnter Square. High Street. 22(r0‘)31.‘) llptn. £3 (£2). Roek’n‘roll rhyme courtesy of political stand-up Richard Allen. plus Rebecca 'l'hotnpson. (iary Death. Michael Mc(ii11 attd compere Jeni Rolls.

I Starlab Dynamic liarth. Holyrood Road. 550 7800. ‘)am 3pm. £5.45~£8.‘)5. Would-be space explorers take a trippy ride into outer space in an inflatable planetarium courtesy of ()ur Dynamic liarth. Shows take place hourly throughout the day.

I February Fling lidinburgh Zoo. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 ‘)171.

‘)atn 4.30pm. £8 (free £5). See photo caption page 100.

North Queensferry

I Endangered Species Deep-Sea \Vot‘ltl. 0l383 41 1880. £0.50

(£4.25 £5.50). View a selection of endangered species items seized by ('ustoms in Scotland in recent years.


I Auction Sale of Pictures (ircat Western Auctions Ltd. 2‘) 37 ()tago Street. 33‘) 3290. 10am (rpttt. Free. A sale of over 200 paintings including works by Mary Armour. Donald Baitt. Leslie Banks. John Bellany. Peter Hoyyson attd .\'eil McPherson. Viewing on Fri followed by the sale on Sat front noon.

I Lecture and Recital RSAMI). loo Renfrew Street. 332 5057. (rpttt. lirce. Doyennc of Atnerican harpists. Kathleen Bride. talks about her teacher Marcel (irandjany and giyes a short. informal recital.


I Walkabout lidinburgh '/.oo, (‘orstorphine Road. 334 9171.

1 Iatn 12.45pm. £8 (free £5). Sec Thu 1‘). I How’s the Day lidinburgh (’astlc. Royal Mile. 225 9846. l lattt 3.30pm. £15 (£10 £12). See Thtt 1‘).

I Pictures & Prints Lyon & 'l‘urnbttl . 33 Brottghton Place. 557 8844. 1 lattt. Free. Art array of antiques on display to browse or buy.

I Scotland Zimbabwe Group St Stephen's ('entre. St Stephen Street. Sloc‘kbt‘idge. 558 3853. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). This special eyening brings together Africans liying. working attd studying in Scotland with yery loyely attthor Alexander Me(‘a|l Smith the of .\'o.l Lat/it's ' Detective Agency fatne) 111 [he helm. Proceeds go to Solas. the yolttntary organisation aitned at helping people liying with AIDs.

HAVE YOUR SAY Ending the British occupation of Iraq is the aim of

this fortnight’s Stop The War meeting.

I Stop The War. Sat 28 Feb.Counting House. West Nico/son Street. 66 7 0876.

8pm. Free.

I Assembly Rooms Ceilidh Assembly Rooms. 54 (ieorge Street. 220 434‘). 8pm. £8 (£5). (‘eilidh band 111.1 attd caller Ken (iourlay lead the festivities.

I Starlab Dynamic liarth. Hol)’rood Road. 550 7800. ‘)am 3pm. £5.45 £8.‘)5. See Thu 1‘).

I February Fling lidinburgh '/.oo. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 ‘)171.

‘)am 4.30pm. £8 (free £5). See Thu 1‘).

North Queensferry

I Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 0138341 1880. £(r.50

(£4.25 £5.50). See Thu 1‘).


I The Scottish Wedding Show S1{(‘('. 1-‘innieston Quay. 08700404000. 10am~(rpm. £7.50. Tips and adyice for the blushing bride. including catwalk shows featuring the latest bridal gowns.

I Auction Sale of Pictures (ireat Western Auctions Ltd. 2‘) 37 ()tago Street, 33‘) 32‘)(). Noon. Free. See Fri 20. I Body & Soul Psychic 8: Healing Fair Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchichall Street. 353 8000. £3.50 £5. See the reasons page ‘)8.


I Walkabout litlinbttrgh Zoo, (‘orstorphine Road. 334 ‘)17 1.

1 1am 12.45pm. £8 (free £5). Sec Thu 1‘).

I Egyptology Scotland Museum of Scotland. (‘hambers Street. 247 421‘). 2pm. £10 £12. This Scottish association examines excayations in ligypt.

I VSO Ceilidh Thomas Morton Hall. Ferry Road. l.eith. 554 1408. 8pm. £7 (£5). (‘eilidh with Islander itt aid of Voluntary Seryices' ()yerseas.

I Highland Real Ale and Malt Whisky Festival Leslie’s. Ratcliffe Terrace. See Fri 20.

I February Fling lidinburgh '/.oo. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 ‘)17 1.

‘)am 4.30pm. £8 (free £5). See Thu 1‘).


I The Scottish Wedding Show S1i(‘(‘. 1-‘innieston Quay. 08700404000. 10am (rpttt. £7.50. See Sat 21.

I Body 8. Soul Psychic 8. Healing Fair Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. £3.50 £5. See Sat 21.

Edinburgh I Walkabout lidinburgh Zoo.

. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 9171.

1 lam 12.45pm. £8 (free £5). See Thu 1‘). I February Fling lidinbttrgh Zoo. (‘orstorphine Road. 334 9171.

‘)am 4.30pm. £8 (free £5). See Thu 1‘).

North Queensferry

I Endangered Species Deep-Sea World. 01383 41 1880. £6.50

(£4.25 £5.50). See Thu 1‘).


I sust.: The Lighthouse on Sustainability The Lighthouse. 1 1 Mitchell Lane. 221 (r3(r2. ‘)am 5.30pm. £94 £141. Integrated approaches to urban sustainability are explored itt this two-day conference featttring speakers from the 1K. Norway. Denmark. Sweden. (ierntany and Belgitnn.


I Walkabout lidinbttrgh Zoo, (‘orstorphine Road. 334 ‘)17 l.

l lain 12.45pm. £8 (free £5). Sec Thu 1‘).

I Discovering Bill Viola National (iallery of Modertt Art. 75 Belford Road. (r24 (r200. 12.45pm. l-‘rce. ('ttrator Philip discusses the three works by Bill Viola currently on show in the gallery.


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New Lanark World Heritage Site An hour's drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh is this restored 18th century cotton mill which was managed by Robert Owen from 1800—1825. The mill village. which includes Owen's house. as well as the mill workers’ homes and a warehouse. is still inhabited and is being continually restored and preserved. The histOry of the site is detailed in the visitor centre where you can also try the Millennium Experience ride or see the audio-visual theatre show 'Annie McLeod's Story'. in which the ghost of a mill girl tells her story of lite in 1820. South Lanarkshire, 01555 661345. Daily 1 1am—5pm. £5.95 (£3.95); family ticket E 7 6. 95.

Museum of Scottish Country Life (pictured) Situated on the outskirts of Glasgow. this is a relatively new addition to the city's already impressive collection of museums. Focusing on country life in Scotland. it highlights the way in which country people lived and worked from the 18th century until the present time and how it has shaped the countryside of today. Wester Kittochside. East Ki/bride, O 731 247 4422. Daily 10am—5pm. £3 (E 7.50); under 188 free.

Stirling Castle Stirling Castle. situated high on a volcanic rock formation, is one of Scotland's grandest castles. Run by Historic Scotland. it charts the history of the building from its beginnings in the late 15th century and the efforts made by Kings James IV. V and VI, and Queen Mary of Guise. to expand it. Made up of the newly restored Great Hall. Chapel Royal. Palace and outer defences, it also houses the Regimental Museum in the King's Old Building which is also home to the Argyll 8 Sutherland Highlanders. Definitely worth a visit for the history as well as the views. Cast/e Wynd. Stirling, 07786 450000. Daily 9. 30am—5pm. £8 (£6); children £2.


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