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Leith steamships: from Scotland to the world 22nd April
Elliot Junction rail accident kills 22 and injures 24 28th December
The Tay Bridge disaster
Flying Phantom sinks on the Clyde 19th December
Death of the man responsible for Dean Bridge 17th December
Glasgow Subway runs its first services 14th December
Royal Yacht Britannia is retired to Edinburgh 11th December
Castlecary rail crash kills 35 10th December
Caledonian Airways makes its inaugural flight 29th November
Inverythan rail accident kills eight 27th November
Edinburgh Waverley Station granted Grade A listing 12th November
Tay Bridge designer dies of anxiety 30th October
Five killed as stalled train and express collide 22nd October
The Skye Bridge opens to traffic 16th October
Trains collide at Glasgow Queen Street station 12th October
Final appeal of the ‘Lockerbie bomber’ 11th October
SS Rowan is rammed and sunk 8th October
Kirtlebridge rail crash kills 12 2nd October
RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched 27th September
Buick Motor Company founder is born 17th September
First section of the Caledonian Main Line opens 10th September
Queen Elizabeth II opens the Forth Road Bridge 4th September
Bicycle pedal inventor is born 2nd September
The Queensferry Crossing opens 30th August
Doomed ferry Princess Victoria is launched at Dumbarton 27th August
The Tay Road Bridge opens to traffic 18th August
RMS Lusitania is laid down 17th August
The Meikle Ferry disaster kills 99 passengers 16th August
Formal opening of the West Highland Railway 11th August
First scheduled flights at Barra Airport 7th August
Trains start running to Fort William
Glasgow Central Station receives its first trains 1st August
The Caledonian Railway is founded 31st July
Passengers killed when train hits a cow 30th July
Aberdeen Airport opens for business 28th July
Parliament authorises construction of the Caledonian Canal 27th July
The Union Bridge joins Scotland and England 26th July
Doomed paddle steamer PS Comet is launched 24th July
Commuter trains crash at Newton 21st July
Train crash demolishes Largs railway station 11th July
Crown jewels lost when ferry sinks in the Firth of Forth 10th July
Scheduled services start at Dundee Airport 5th July
SS Daphne sinks upon launch, killing 124 3rd July
Glasgow Airport comes under attack 30th June
The Queen officially opens Glasgow Airport 27th June
Edinburgh engineer James Jardine dies 20th June
Landslide derails train at Falls of Crachan 6th June
Edinburgh’s trams carry their first passengers 31st May
Clydebank-built RMS Queen Mary takes her maiden voyage 27th May
Scotland’s first commercial railway signed off 26th May
The Falkirk Wheel opens for business 24th May
Hundreds killed in the Quintinshill rail disaster 22nd May
Renfrew Airport’s last flight departs 2nd May
Hillman Imp rolls off production line in Linwood
Leith-built steamship is first to cross the Atlantic 22nd April
Seven killed in the Paisley Rail Crash 16th April
SS St Sunniva wrecked off Shetland 10th April
Princes Street Station’s foundation stone laid 9th April
The River Dee ferryboat disaster 5th April
Highland Airways Ltd is founded 3rd April
Last regular scheduled flight departs from Wick 27th March
Penmanshiel rail tunnel collapses 17th March
Two commuter trains crash in Glasgow 6th March
The Forth Bridge is opened 4th March
Caledonian Sleeper carries its first passengers 24th February
HMS Goldfinch is wrecked off Orkney 19th February
More than 100 sailors killed in the Battle of May Island 31st January
Scottish-built plane sets world record 30th January
Bo’ness rail crash kills 16 and injures 28 27th January
Scottish bike inventor dies 26th January
Trains make trial crossings of the Forth Rail Bridge 21st January
Railway engineer James Carswell dies 20th January
Crude oil tanker grounded off Shetland 5th January
Freight train derails at Carrbridge 4th January
British Railways’ Scottish Region is created 1st January