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Seven good ideas for seven days in Scotland, from Night Fever to jazz

1 NUMBER one on the hit list this week is a real-life show at the Project Ability Gallery in Glasgow. T his event focuses on the work of three expert draughtsmen, all adult men with learning disabilities, and is part of Glasgow International 2021.

Leslie Thompson’s subjects include buildings, people and animals, and he is influenced by his love of cartoon strips. Nils McDiarmid is driven by his interest in hip-hop and RnB subcultures. Robin Wise lived in Newton Dee: a unique rural “village” designed for adults with learning disabilities, offering meaningful work and opportunities to its residents. His drawings radiate warmth and demonstrate a familiarity with the environments and subjects. The show is on daily 11-5 until July 4, Project Ability Gallery 103 Trongate, Glasgow

2 THE National Museum of Scotland is back, with exhibitions of all sorts including: Inspiring Walter Scott; Scotland’s seas; Viking hoard and much more. The cafe is open again and of course the museum has a host of facilities for autistic children and the gift shop provides an end of visit treat. The museum is in Chambers Street in Edinburgh and is open daily 10am-4:30pm and is free to enter.

3 WHILST you are on the museum trail and in Edinburgh, swing past the National Museum of Flight with an exciting exhibit, Flying into the Future. The museum is packed full of all things aeronautical for your budding pilot and makes a fantastic day out with the wee people. At the moment all visits must be pre-booked and cost £33 for a family of four. Concessions available. For all the details head over to www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-flight/

4 THE Glasgow Jazz Festival online edition, so this year you don’t have to be one of God’s chosen, you don’t have to live in the YES city and you can still attend our fab wee jazz festival online at www.jazzfest.co.uk/. Featuring the one and only Mark Robb, of Starla, Glasgow’s greatest dancer, and also the not inconsiderable talents of Ryan Quigley’s Homeland Sextet, Georgia Cecile and the blue arrow women in Jazz. Tickets on sale now.

5 EDINBURGH Zoo is going all Night at the Museum. If your kids loved the movie then why not take them to the real deal and take a wander through the zoo and enjoy the long summer evenings. With a host of local food and drink kiosks available, you can relax to the sound of an acoustic set by the main lawn, follow a new digital trail or simply soak up the atmosphere and enjoy your visit at your own pace.

This evening is a dedicated family night, however there is also a range of adults evenings to choose from.

Tickets can be purchased for entry from three timeslots – 6pm, 6.15pm and 6.30pm. Please note you can arrive after your booked time, however last entry is 8pm and the event will close at 10pm. Friday June 25. £19

6 THE Ghost Bus Tour is back and is a wonderfully spooky and atmospheric way to tour Auld Reekie for tourists and locals alike. The bus is a spooky comedy theatre that will wheel you around the big sights including Grassmarket, Holyrood palace and the Royal Mile. Tickets from £12.50, for more details and to book head to www.theghostbustours.com

7 NIGHT fever, night fever, designing club culture, the V&A has an exhibition on the history of club culture, exploring the roots in Paris, Manchester, London and of course Scotland. Discover how architecture, art, fashion, graphics, lighting, performance and sound all come together to create an immersive sensory experience on the dancefloor. Daily 10-5, priced £6. Dundee V&A.

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