says it. An opportunity to explore a camera and go on a guided tour of basic darkroom techniques.

; Tomato Sauce Theatre Company

(Children's Theatre Workshop) Sats

10.30am—12.30pm. for age 10—14. Membership £2.50 per annum under 16.



o 163 Canongate. Mon-Sat10am-5pm. Closed Sun. Free.

Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes of Children A wonderful collection of toys from the Museum ofchildhood (while it is being extended). Walking round is like having a wonderful

historical childhood. the approach of

Christmas makes it a rich fund of imagination. if not resources. for both child and parent.

0 NATIONAL GALLERYThe Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

The Nativity in Art Until 5 Jan. Designed specifically for young visitors. the organisers have appreciated the value and importance of hanging the paintings at the appropriate (ie the child‘s) height. This gives. even to an adult. the happy sensation ofalmost being able to walk into the painting itself. The labels are also lower and have been simplified. It covers examples ofthe Christmas story in paintings. drawings and etchings from 6 centuries and from all over Europe.


0 FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. Junior Matinees under 15 years 80p. Adult £1 . Tickets available on day of performance only. Details ofspecial ‘parties after the film‘ from the box office.

Sat 16 2pm. The Phantom Tollbooth (U) (US. l97l)90mins. Usinga mixture of live action and animation. Patrick. a day dreaming youngster travels to a cartoon world of words. sound. letters and music encountering characters like the Spelling Bee and the Humbug. Adapted from Norman Juster's famous book by Chuck Jones.

Sat 23 2pm. The Great American Chase (U) 97 mins. Otherwise known as the best ofthe Road Runner and Bugs Bunny. Highlights from 20 cartoons plus 4 complete six-minute masterpieces ofhumour. With Daffy Duck. Elmer Fudd and 8am the



Ticket holders to The Silent Circle periormance at the Tron (see Glasgow listing, lacing page) will be allowed a special chance to see some intriguing back stage goings-on, thanks to Centre Ocean Stream Theatre Company‘s novel approach to theatre. The company invites the audience to view the pertormers putting on their bizarre, colourful and complex costumes and applying equally colourful and strange make-up. This lrlendly and innovative company make themselves very accessible, encouraging audience contact and participation throughout the show.


O REGAL North Bridge Street. Bathgate. ()506 630 869. Sat matinees 2pm. Selected programmes from the Children's Film Foundation.


0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942.

That'll Teach You! Fri 15 Nov 5pm & Sat 16 Nov 1 1am. 75p Child 50p.

Last chance to see this production by I

the Junior Youth Theatre the outcome of their autumn weekly workshops. A musical show for children by children (aged 9— 14 years). set in a clown‘s classroom where pupils are taught the basic techniques ofclowning by Professor Donnerpick. He believes in facts and discipline and the clowns hate his lessons. but everything changes when a new teacher arrives with his revolutionary teaching methods. A show with songs. music and losts of clowning.

For other performances for Young People‘s Theatre Week. suitable for approx 16 years onwards. see

Theatre List.


Pantomime is the theme ior this year’s Christmas stamps, on sale from 19 Nov. They illustrate a Principal Boy (12p, 1p less than Iastyearior2nd class), a Genie (170). a Pantomime Dame (22p), a Good Fairy (31p) and a Pantomime Cat (34p).


0 OPEN TO QUESTION Tue 19 Nov BBC 2 6.20—7pm. Vladimir Pozner. news commentator on Soviet TV and radio comes over from Moscow specially to face questions from the audience of secondary school children.

Tue 26 Nov BBC 2 6.20—7pm. Tony Benn's turn to take the hot seat.


0 Man & the Landscape Symposium Cotterell Building. Stirling University. 9.30am—4.30pm. £3 (students £2). To promote interest in the physical and environmental characteristics of the mid Scotland region among all who live and work

§ in it. Open discussions on a 5 non-specialist level.


0 Coarse Fishing Competition Pollok


3 Country Park. Glasgow. 0-11 632 5 9299. Junior 62 Senior. Registerat

Pollokshaws Sports Centre. 0 East oi Scotland ‘Tartan Special’

5 Shore Festival and ()pen Fishing Competition. Register between 8 and 10am at Dysart SailingClub. ; Fife or at Fisherman‘s Huts.

Buckhaven. Fife. (See Sports page).



0 50+ Club-Tree Planting for National Tree Week. Pollok Country Park. Glasgow. 04] 632 9299. 2—4pm. Meet at Ranger Centre.


0 ‘Christmas is Coming' Pollok Country Park. Glasgow. 041 632 9299. 10am. Morning Talk at Pollok


Demonstration Gardens.

Preparation ofseasonal decorations.

0 David Livingstone Centre Station Road. Blantyre. 0698 823140. Incorporating Livingstone's birthplace. museum. African Pavilion. Gallery. Gardens and Paddling Pool brrrr! Open daily Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—6pm.


Situated on high ground two miles south oi Cumbernauld is Palacerigg Country Park with its unique array of

1 animals. A comprehensive collection of native Scottish wildliie is kept near

to the Visitor Centre, including rarely seen carnivores—taxes, badgers,

: Scottish wildcats, polecats, and

several species ot owls. They also keep 3- animals that are now extinct in the wild

in Scotland, such as wolves and wild

boar. Fallow deer and red deer also

, roam in large paddocks.

Parts of the 750 acre park are left as dense broadleaved woodland, coniier plantations, rough grassland or open heather moor, to encourage a variety oi

wildlife. With the aid oi nature trails and leaflets the careiul visitor can spot

wild roe deer and short-cared owls. Pony trekking is available ior those

who want to save their feet over the ten 2

miles oi tracks and nature trails.

Palacerigg was formerly a highland farm and, to preserve links with an agricultural past, the country park keeps a large number at domestic animals. They specialise in rearing rare and unusual breeds such as Tamworth pigs; Soay, Shetland and Hebridean sheep; Belted Galloway and Highland cattle; Shetland, Highland and Eriskay ponies. During spring and summerthere is a children’s iarmyard with rabbits, ducks, lambs, calves and goatkids.

The tearoom is open daily in Summer and at weekends in winter.

The Palacerigg Ranger Service run a programme of guided walks and will give talks to schools and organised groups by prior arrangement. Wildlife films are screened regularly, the next ones, 1 Dec at 2pm, are ‘Big Bill’ —the story ol a heron and ‘Gardening with Wildliie’ - how to make your garden

attractive to wild birds. Adult 60p, conc. 30p. The Rangers help groups to carry out conservation projects and organise naturalist clubs including Naturescope and the pre-school


For those hardhearted types who are

not interested in animals the park has

an 18-hole golf course and putting green. Dogs are the only ones who are

not welcome to enjoy the rich variety oi

things to do at Palacerigg.

, Admission Free. Visitor Centre open Winter 10am—4.30pm. Closed Mon & Tue. Summer 10am—6pm. Closed Tue.

Phone Cumbernauld 20047. Golf Course Cumbernauld 21461.

How to Get There

From Glasgow-Take the A80 north to Cumbernauld,theniollowsigns.

From Edinburgh-Take the M9 to

junction 9 then tollow M876 & A80 to Cumbernauld and follow signs. Buses run to and from Palacerigg at weekends lrom Cumbernauld town

centre. No 206. Check Cumbernauld

2337B tortimetable.

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The List 15—28 November;