16th February 2007 at 00:00
Tracking the Bedouins

A major exhibition of photographs showing what life is like for Bedouin people in the 21st century has opened at Dundee Contemporary Arts. More than 120 black and white and colour images feature in a two-part display of work by Ahlam Shibli.

A social worker before she became a photographer, Ahlam has been documenting the Palestinian Bedouins' way of life for five years. Like other nomadic people, they have come under pressure to settle in designated areas.

The exhibition, which runs until April 1, focuses on their homes in official and unofficial villages. We also get a close up of what life is like for the men who serve as trackers in the Israeli army.

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Scottish Power is to sponsor Scottish schools' athletics for a further two years, and will be the title sponsor for the national schools'

cross-country, road relay and track and field events. Geoff Wightman, chief executive of Scottish Athletics, welcomed the news: "We have seen thousands of young people taking part. It's important for kids to remember it's not all about winning - it's about getting on the track and participating."

Glasgow Athletics Association is planning to run buses to the English Age-Group Champion-ships in Birmingham on February 14-25. Members will be charged Pounds 25, non-members pound;50.


Basketball Scotland will host two national player development camps at Kilgraston School in Perthshire in July. The first, from July 2-6, has been branded "Intensity" and the second, from July 9-13, "Excitement".

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