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IF YOU wake up tomorrow morning and immediately think you have backed the Ayr Gold Cup winner, then you have probably been dreaming. If you think you have also backed the winner of the Silver Cup then you have been drinking.

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AS A player who memorably recalls playing through the pain barrier as "like towing a grand piano behind me", Craig Burley was always likely to be receptive to Craig Brown's strictures on the importance of patience as Scotland strive for the victory over Estonia tomorrow that could confirm their place in the play-offs for Euro 2000.

Police identify crash victims

ALL EIGHT people who died in the Glasgow air crash have now been identified.

Golf: Heap on course to finish top of the pile

CRAIG HEAP today aims to become the first player in history from East Kilbride to win the Johnnie Walker Scottish Amateur Championship.

Ex-Grand Prix driver sells island

ONE OF Scotland's favourite holiday islands has been put up for sale just months before new laws are expected to give special purchase rights to communities.

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Sir: Now that we have debate over the safety of mobile phones, though the evidence is inconclusive, I trust that, as with GM foods, shops will be withdrawing them from sale. After all, it would seem that consumers are unable to make their own decisions.

Books: The life, times and outfits of a menopausal fag-hag

Brittle Joys by Sara Maitland Virago pounds 15.99

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MORE THAN 1,000 museums across Britain are set to take part in Museums Week 1999, which starts today. To find out what's taking place at your local museum visit Here are just a few of those involved:

Theatre: Gardener's question time


Letter: Male feminists?

Sir: Now here's a paradox. On International Women's Day (8 March), The Independent publishes a book review about the 18th-century writer Charlotte Smith. Why is the piece dominated by a picture of William Wordsworth, who is barely mentioned in the article? And why his picture is about 15 times as large as the tiny portrait of Charlotte Smith?

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Books: Chips off the old block: Our Fathers by Andrew O'Hagan Faber & Faber, pounds 16.99, 282pp

Beneath the high-rise estates of urban Scotland lies the enduring land: Angus Calder acclaims a novel that builds on the foundations of history

Football: Williamson plays it cool

THE KILMARNOCK manager, Bobby Williamson, is still refusing to set goals for his high-fliers, despite the Rugby Park outfit entering the new year firmly in contention for the title.

Obituary: W. R. Aitken

W. R. AITKEN was a scholar librarian - the friend and editor of Hugh MacDiarmid, and a talented and much-loved member of staff in the School of Librarianship at Strathclyde University; and, before the school became part of the university, at the Scottish School of Librarianship in Pitt Street, Glasgow. In both locations he inspired and educated generations of librarians with his charming mixture of humour and erudition.
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