The national collection of decorative arts of the world. ethnography. natural sciences. technology and science housed in one building. Whithorn The Cradle oi Scottish Christianity A new display of relics from Whithorn. site ofScotland‘s earliest recorded Christian

throughout the Dark Ages and Mediaeval times. New Acquisition The National Museums have just purchased the travelling service of the Princess Pauline Borghese. Napoleon‘s favourite sister. Part ofthe Dukes of , Hamilton collection since 1825. it has been allowed to stay in Scotland with the help ofthe National Heritage Memorial Fund and the


New Generation 1986 by Gareth Fisher at the Fruitmarket (See listings)

National Art Collections Fund. See it in the entrance hall.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Scotland‘s rich story from prehistoric times to the present day.

0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671.

RSA Summer Show L'ntil Mon 7 July. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP 6 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm (may change).

Young Edinburgh Painters Until end June. A dozen painters working in Edinburgh today including students and post-grads from Edinburgh College of Art.

Clare Brady Fri 4—Thurs 31 July. The first solo show for this RSA Award winner.

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. William Baillie Until Wed 2 July. Scattered fragments of light from a Scottish colourist.

Modern Spirit in Scottish Painting Ii Mon 7 July—Sat 2 Aug. A group exhibition of well—known artists including Bellany. Blackadder. Redpath. Peploe, Eardley. Hamilton Finlay and Philipson. Shape and Decoration Mon 7 J uly—Sat 2 Aug. An exhibition of

contemporary studio ceramics


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selected by the collector Henry Rothschild.

0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange, Midlothian, 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.

A Day in the Liie oi a Coal Company Journey back to the early days of the

; colliery via a series of tableaux using . artefacts and costumed models.

Prestongrange (between Prestonpans i and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri

? 10am—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.

Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish

Beam Engine and displays

illustrating coal-mining through the ages.

5 0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard SITCCI. 225 6753. Mon—Fri.


; Fun and Games Sat 12—Tue 29 July. 3 An exhibition to celebrate the

Commonwealth Games which will

5 include artists such as Blackadder,

Houston. Evans. Gage and Philipson.

O STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat, 12.30—6pm. Portraits and Dreams Sat 28 J une—Sat 26 July. Photographs and stories by children ofthe Appalachians compiled by Wendy Ewald. Work by children from rural mining families who had never taken a photograph until Wendy Ewald. a young photographer. showed them how. Though technically naive. the results are powerful and eloquent. An unusual show well worth a visit. More in the next issue of The List.

0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College. University ofEdinburgh, 6671011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat,

; 10am—5pm. Signs oi the Times - Scottish Art and

lndustry1750—1980 Until Sat 12 July. Moving from Mayfest and the Collins Gallery. joint organisers, this exhibition examines the artists’ response to the industrial development in Scotland from the

3 late 18th century to the recent trends

in technology.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 9.30am—late.

Karen Henderson Until Mon 4 Aug. Drawings and paintings using imagery from yoga and dance with an oriental twist. A first one woman show for this Edinburgh-based artist.

0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Ken Lochead - Recent Watercolours Until Sat 28June.

0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225

f 3013. Mon—Sat 12.30—5.30pm, Thurs and Fri until 8pm. Paintings by Christie Cameron, Shiela

Mullen, Lucy Ross and Photographs by Michael Greenberg Until 27 June. The first major showing for four artists widely differing in age and training.

Andrew Williams Sat 12 July—Sat 2 Aug. A series of large oil paintings on the theme ofthe Commonwealth Games and inspired by bodybuilders and athletes in Edinburgh and LA.

0 TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow, 226 2633.

There will be no exhibition in the Traverse barduring June.


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TUESDAY1 Glasgow

0 Meditation Classes for Beginners Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 329 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0524. Every

Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am. ; £1 (50p). Aimed primarily at the ; unemployed.

SATURDAY 5 Glasgow

0 Krishnamurti in discussion with Pupal Jayakar 1983 Glasgow Krishnamurti Information Centre, 339 7875.


0 The Theory and Value of Past Liie Review The Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road, 667 5438. Sat 10.30am—4.30pm. Sun 10.30am—5pm. £35. A weekend course by Sarina 1a Rive.


MONDAY7 Edinburgh

0 Co-counselling Fundamentals

Course The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road. 667 5438. Mon to

Fri 10am—6pm. £60. 40-hour course

on the basic techniques and access to continued ‘pairs‘ work in a co-counselling community. More

info and bookings from Karen Howard. 128 Avontown Park. 3 Linlithgow0506 842419. ;

EVENTS SATURDAY 28 1 Edinburgh 5 o The Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride The Mound, 8.45am. ‘Fun' cycle ride to St Andrews, 600cycled last year. this year you can eitherjust 5 join in. or get sponsored to raise money for Lepra. i

o Wester Hailes Festival Gala Day Hailesland Primary School, Wester Hailes. 12.30pm onwards. Opened by Terry Lally from Take the High I Road. the Gala Day offers music in I the ‘Tea Garden‘. spear-throwing, I fun sports and a fancy dress




The Torness Emergency Plan has been described as a joke, so just to prove it, Billy Connolly will be reading out extracts at the Stop Torness Rally on 5 July (see Politics). Organised by SCRAM and Greenpeace, the Rally has the support of a number 01 organisations including all of the major political parties except the Conservatives. in a recent Evening News public opinion poll, 70% did not want Torness to proceed, but despite this widespread public unease the

.., g a. 2 3*. . g g n _ SSFB hopes to begin iuel loading by


July, ahead of schedule. A major accident at Torness it is claimed could cause 25,000 cancers in Central Scofland.

As well as Billy Connolly there will be I other special guests, speakers Frank T Cook MP, Malcolm Bruce MP, and John 3 Home Robertson MP, music, food, j creche iacilities, exhibitions, and ' bookstalls. Forlurther details contact Steve Martin at SCRAM 031 557 4283. (Richard Norris)


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