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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 July, 2005, 17:01 GMT 18:01 UK
Day-by-day guide to G8 events

The G8 summit being held at Gleneagles 6-8 July has attracted a host of other events, rallies and protests.


G8 Summit of world leaders begins at the secluded Gleneagles Hotel, in Perthshire. A security fence has been erected around the grounds and roads to the hotel will be closed.

G8 Alternatives has organised a march in Auchterarder, which will pass within 500 metres of the Gleneagles Hotel.

Marchers will assemble in Western Road for 1300 and will proceed along Orchil Road into Church Road and up to a security fence, which is close to the hotel.

They will then proceed along Easthill Road and Tullibardine Road and from there they will return to the starting point

In Edinburgh, there will be a Live 8 concert at Murrayfield. The line-up includes Travis, Texas, Ronan Keating, Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield, The Thrills, Dido, Snow Patrol and Annie Lennox.

The free but ticketed concert has been staged to coincide with the Long Walk to Justice rally in the city - which Bob Geldof has urged a million people to attend.


More passengers than normal will be travelling through Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, during what is traditionally the busiest month of the year for the two airports.

Airport operator BAA Scotland said passengers were advised to allow more time to travel to the airports and check in for flights.

A spokesman said: "While working to keep disruption to a minimum, we would ask for the public to be as understanding and co-operative as possible during what is likely to be an exceptionally busy time for Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports."

Prestwick Airport said it is striving to "ensure business as usual" during G8 week.

Chief Executive Steve Fitzgerald said: "If you're flying with Ryanair, or on any of our other scheduled and chartered flights, our advice is to leave a little extra time for your journey to the airport."


First ScotRail said it would add extra services during the first week in July to cope with an increase in passenger numbers.

Mary Dickson, First ScotRail's managing director, said: "We appreciate that many people will want to travel to Edinburgh by train during this week and have been preparing for several months to ensure that we can offer the best service possible for an event of this size.

"We are working closely with the police, local councils and event organisers to identify demand and to allocate our resources where they are most needed."

First ScotRail said it operated more than 200 services a day into Edinburgh and would increase capacity on Express services from Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness, as well as local services.

Queues are expected at key rail stations including Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Dundee, Stirling and Perth.

Thousands of free bottles of water will be provided at some main stations.

For further information on train services contact 08457 48 49 50 or 0870 608 2608.

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