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The hanging of martyr Hugh Mackail 22nd December
Royal Yacht Britannia is retired to Edinburgh 11th December
Queen Victoria’s companion John Brown is born 8th December
John Balliol is crowned King of the Scots 30th November
Mary of Guise, regent Queen of Scotland, is born 22nd November
Scotland Act gains royal assent 19th November
King Duncan II dies in battle 12th November
Birth of David Stewart, heir to the Scottish throne 24th October
Scottish queen Margaret Tudor dies 18th October
Queen Victoria lays the foundation stone of the new Balmoral Castle 28th September
The Queen Mother unveils the Commando Monument 27th September
Death of the man who delivered the Queen 13th September
The Battle of Stirling Bridge 11th September
The Battle of Flodden Field 9th September
Queen Elizabeth II opens the Forth Road Bridge 4th September
Macbeth kills King Duncan 14th August
Edward I takes the Stone of Scone 8th August
The Marriage of the Thistle and the Rose
King James II is killed by an exploding cannon 3rd August
The Scotland Act 1978 gains Royal Assent 31st July
Mary, Queen of Scots, marries her cousin 29th July
Queen Elizabeth II opens Waverley Mall 25th July
Queen Mary is forced to abdicate 24th July
The Battle of Falkirk 22nd July
Janet Douglas, Lady Glamis, is burned at the stake 17th July
Robert the Bruce is born 11th July
Glasgow Science Centre opens 5th July
The Queen officially opens Glasgow Airport 27th June
Queen Mary’s husband escapes capture 15th June
Diplomat Sir William Maitland dies in jail 9th June
James Douglas is beheaded by his own invention 2nd June
Cardinal David Beaton is assassinated at St Andrews 29th May
Count Roehenstart is baptised 13th May
The Acts of Union come into force 1st May
Queen Victoria’s would-be assassin stands trial 20th April
Jacobites fight in the Battle of Culloden 16th April
Founder and first governor of the Royal Bank of Scotland dies 15th April
The Stone of Destiny is recovered 11th April
Prince Charles opens Berneray causeway 8th April
Start of the First War of Scottish Independence 26th March
Robert the Bruce is crowned King of the Scots 25th March
King James VI of Scotland becomes King James I of England and Ireland 24th March
Stirling is granted city status 14th March
Adoption of the National Covenant leads to war 28th February
King James I of Scotland is assassinated 21st February
Covenanter James Renwick is executed 17th February
The first king of Scotland dies at Cinnbelachoir 13th February
The Massacre of Glencoe
Conspirators assemble to murder Lord Darnley 9th February
Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed 8th February
Scotland’s lost crown jewels are found 4th February