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Lulu and the Eurovision Song Contest 13th May
How Glasgow came close to landing the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 10th May
Who was Jessie Newbery and what was her influence on Scottish art? 27th April
Inventor of the Mackintosh is born 29th December
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is born 23rd December
First episode of Rab C Nesbitt broadcast 22nd December
Glasgow Subway runs its first services 14th December
Castlecary rail crash kills 35 10th December
A Scot becomes Britain’s first Prime Minister 5th December
BBC establishes the Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1st December
Comedian Billy Connolly is born 24th November
BBC Radio Scotland goes on air 23rd November
Architect Basil Spence dies 19th November
Singer Sharleen Spiteri is born 7th November
Celtic FC is founded 6th November
Singer Lulu is born 3rd November
Death of the founder of the University of Aberdeen 25th October
Five killed as stalled train and express collide 22nd October
Gaelic poet and author Iain Crichton Smith dies 15th October
Death of SNP founder John MacCormick 13th October
Final appeal of the ‘Lockerbie bomber’ 11th October
Scotland carries out its last female execution 10th October
Nelson Mandela thanks Glasgow 9th October
The City of Glasgow Bank collapses 2nd October
Rod Stewart opens the SSE Hydro 30th September
First episode of River City broadcast 24th September
Angelika Kluk last seen alive
Peace Prize winner John Boyd Orr is born 23rd September
BBC Pacific Quay opens 20th September
BBC Alba takes to the air 19th September
Taggart arrives on British screens 6th September
Scottish Television takes to the air 31st August
Glasgow’s Kilbirnie Street fire kills firefighters 25th August
Political martyr Thomas Muir is born 24th August
First scheduled flights at Barra Airport 7th August
Glasgow Central Station receives its first trains 1st August
Doomed paddle steamer PS Comet is launched 24th July
The Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow 23rd July
Commuter trains crash at Newton 21st July
Convict championed by Arthur Conan Doyle is released 20th July
Trial that led to Glasgow’s last public execution 19th July
Paraffin Young dies at Wemyss Bay 13th July
Glasgow-born Ian Brady commits first Moors Murder 12th July
Train crash demolishes Largs railway station 11th July
Madame Ecosse is born in Glasgow 10th July
Glasgow Cathedral is consecrated 7th July
Glasgow Science Centre opens 5th July
SS Daphne sinks upon launch, killing 124 3rd July
Glasgow Airport comes under attack 30th June
Painter and etcher David Young Cameron is born 28th June
The Queen officially opens Glasgow Airport 27th June
Jilted Dorothea Christina Thomas is born 26th June
Inventor and physicist Lord Kelvin is born
Architectural designer Thomas S Tait is born 18th June
Serial killer Archibald Hall is born 17th June
Author MC Beaton is born 10th June
Lighthouse pioneer Robert Stevenson is born 8th June
Designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh is born 7th June
Landslide derails train at Falls of Crachan 6th June
STV returns to Scottish airwaves 30th May
Tearoom founder Catherine Cranston is born in Glasgow 27th May
“The Disruption” splits the Church of Scotland 18th May
Tea magnate Thomas Lipton is born 10th May
The Empire Exhibition opens in Glasgow 3rd May
Renfrew Airport’s last flight departs 2nd May
Skiffle singer Lonnie Donegan is born 29th April
South Glasgow University Hospital takes its first patients 27th April
Artist and embroiderer Jessie Newbery dies
Livingston is designated a New Town 16th April
Actor Robert Carlyle is born in Glasgow 14th April
The Stone of Destiny is recovered 11th April
Campaigner Willie McRae dies after being shot in the Highlands 7th April
Stand collapse kills 25 at Ibrox Park 5th April
The Radical War begins 1st April
Firemen are killed at a whisky bond house explosion 28th March
Artist and suffragist Ann Macbeth dies 23rd March
The inventor of the electric toaster is born 20th March
Captain Alexander Allan dies in Glasgow 18th March
Oceanographer John Murray killed in a car crash 16th March
Oor Wullie makes his first appearance in print 8th March
BBC makes its first broadcasts in Scotland 6th March
Caledonian Sleeper carries its first passengers 24th February
Bible John’s first victim discovered 23rd February
Scottish detective Allan Pinkerton saves Abraham Lincoln’s life 22nd February
HMS Goldfinch is wrecked off Orkney 19th February
Scotland appoints its first modern Makar 16th February
The father of acid rain is born 15th February
Police raid BBC Scotland HQ 31st January
Visitors are trapped in the Glasgow Tower 29th January
Steam pioneer James Watt is born in Greenock 19th January
Death of missionary Robert Reid Kalley 17th January
Troops are dispatched after worst storm ever recorded 16th January
Glasgow’s founder and patron saint dies 13th January
Glasgow University is founded 7th January