The best events, talks and sport
GB V Netherlands
Top level basketball returns to Scotland for the first time in 30 years, as the GB Men’s team play against the Netherlands in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. Meadowbank Sports Centre, 139 London Road, Sat 9 Sep.
Look Who’s Talking: George Alagiah
There are not many places that the BBC news presenter hasn’t been to in the course of his career. Here he talks about his experiences of working and living in Asia, Africa and Europe. Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Fri 15 Sep.
Merchant City Festival
This five day cultural celebration returns to Glasgow packed with art, film, theatre and music. Highlights include performances by comedians Adam Hill and Jason Byrne. Various venues, Merchant City, Wed 20-Sun 24 Sep.
The Northern World and its Significance for Scotland
A lecture by Magnus Magnusson, probably most famous as the guardian of Mastermind’s black chair but also author of The Vikings, a chronological account of the Norse warriors. Here he gives a public lecture to open a two-day conference entitled ‘The Vikings in Scotland’. Royal Museum, 2 Chambers Street, Wed 20 Sep.