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Serial killer Dennis Nilsen’s first killing 30th December
Pan Am flight 103 bombed over Lockerbie 21st December
Burke and Hare’s best customer dies 20th December
The death of Gentleman Johnny 4th November
Final appeal of the ‘Lockerbie bomber’ 11th October
Scotland carries out its last female execution 10th October
William Brodie is hanged before 40,000 spectators 1st October
Angelika Kluk last seen alive 24th September
War crimes accused Anton Gecas dies in Edinburgh 12th September
John Porteous isn’t executed as he’s already dead 8th September
Half-hangit Maggie comes back to life 2nd September
Little Ross lighthouse keeper murdered 18th August
The last hanging in Scotland 15th August
Ardlamont murder trial sets a legal precedent 10th August
Convict championed by Arthur Conan Doyle is released 20th July
Trial that led to Glasgow’s last public execution 19th July
Glasgow-born Ian Brady commits first Moors Murder 12th July
Serial killer Archibald Hall is born 17th June
Scottish pirate William Kidd is executed 23rd May
Queen Victoria’s would-be assassin stands trial 20th April
Leith petition fails to save a man 4th April
Judge George Lockhart is murdered in broad daylight 31st March
Body snatchers Waldie and Torrence are hanged in Edinburgh 18th March
Mary McKinnon stands trial for murder 14th March
Mass shooting at Dunblane Primary School 13th March
Edinburgh carries out its last female execution 11th March
Bible John’s first victim discovered 23rd February
Lady Grange is abducted and taken prisoner 22nd January
Serial killer Robert Black dies 12th January
William Burke confesses to murder 3rd January
Elizabeth Chantrelle’s death inspires The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 2nd January