2009 in Scotland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|2009 in Scotland|
|2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012|
|18th century | 19th century | 20th century | 21st century|
|2008-09 in Scottish football|
|2009-10 in Scottish football|
|2009 in Scottish television|
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Works
- 4 Establishments
- 5 Disestablishments
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 13 January - Minor earthquake in Shetland.
- 24 January - Three climbers are killed in an avalanche on Buachaille Etive Mòr in the Highlands of Scotland. Five others walk away uninjured, whilst another suffers a shoulder injury.
- 28 January - The Scottish Parliament rejects the budget tabled by the Scottish National Party administration. The Presiding Officer casts the deciding vote after the result is originally tied at 64 in favour, 64 against. The Scottish Finance Secretary, John Swinney, says the budget will be put before parliament again as soon as is possible, whilst the First Minister, Alex Salmond, reportedly puts the SNP on an 'election footing' in case the budget were to be voted down once more.
- 4 February - The Scottish Parliament approves the minority SNP's administration's budget at the second time of asking. Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats vote for the budget after voting the measures down in the previous vote.
- 30 March - Major power cut hits Glasgow and parts of the West of Scotland, causing traffic chaos in most areas.
- 3 April - Glasgow school closures protest, 2009 begins
- 5 April - Andy Murray wins the Sony Ericsson Open
- 8 April - Slovakian, Marek Harcar, jailed for at least 25 years after being found guilty of raping and murdering Moira Jones in a Glasgow park
- 13 April - Scotland win the World Men's Curling Championship, in Moncton, Canada
- 30 April - Beltane
- 4 May - John Higgins wins the 2009 World Snooker Championship
- 14 May - Tradeston Bridge opens for pedestrians across the River Clyde in Glasgow
- 22 May - Whitelee Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in Europe, officially opens.
- 4 June - The SNP tops the poll in the European Election in Scotland, winning two of Scotland's six MEPs. Labour also win two, with the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats winning one each.
- 14 June - The first Swine Flu related death in the United Kingdom is confirmed by the Scottish Government at 20:30BST.
- 15 June - The Calman Commission recommends that the Scottish Parliament be given greater control over tax and legislation such as setting speed limits.
- 17–28 June - Edinburgh International Film Festival
- 25–28 June - Royal Highland Show
- 7 July - Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) laid down at BAE Systems, Govan; she will be assembled at Rosyth Dockyard
- 16–19 July - Open Championship, Turnberry (golf course), South Ayrshire
- 2 August - Catriona Matthew wins the 2009 Women's British Open
- 11 August - Archaeologists announce that they have discovered a royal tomb from the early Bronze Age, at Forteviot
- 14 August - Archaeologists announce that they have discovered a Neolithic temple in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site
- 20 August - The Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill grants release to the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds, stating that Megrahi is in the final stages of terminal prostate cancer.
- 16 November - Galloway Forest Park is designated at a dark sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association
- 20 November - John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, wins the Scottish Politician of the Year Award 2009
- 23 November - Susan Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream becomes Amazon's best-selling album in pre-sales.
- 26 November - BrewDog launched a new beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin, with 32% alcohol, which is claimed to be the strongest beer ever made
- 1 December - The first reshuffle of the Scottish Cabinet since the Scottish National Party came to power in May 2007
- 4–12 December - 2009 European Curling Championships, Aberdeen
- 16 December - Scotland's largest airline, Flyglobespan, goes into administration.
- 17 December - Archaeologists announce that they have found man-made structures on the sea-bed off the island of Damsay, Orkney.
- 20 December - Richie Ramsay wins the South African Open, Scotland's first win on the European Tour since Alastair Forsyth won the Madeira Island Open in March 2008
- 30 December - Three climbers are killed following three large avalanches in the Scottish mountains.
- 15 June - final report of the Calman Commission
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (July 2010)|
- 7 January - Alfie Conn, Sr, footballer (born 1926)
- 29 January - John Martyn, singer-songwriter (born 1948)
- 6 February - Bashir Ahmad, Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow (born 1940)
- 17 February - Victor Kiernan, Marxist historian
- 19 February - Anna Watt, variety entertainer
- 7 June - Gordon Lennon, footballer (born 1983)
- 6 July - Jim Reid, folk musician (born 1934)
- 29 July - Paul McGrillen, footballer, by suicide (born 1971)
- 23 September - Bill Speirs (born 1952), general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, and key figure on the left of the Scottish Labour Party, and in the campaign for Scottish devolution, e.g. he was instrumental in the creation of Scotland United, was a member of the Scottish Constitutional Convention, and was a member of the group that drafted the key document Scotland's Parliament, Scotland's Right in 1995
- 28 September - Reverend Maxwell Craig, the Extra Chaplain to the Queen
- Cockroft, Lucy (15 January 2009). "Earthquake shakes the Shetland Islands". The Daily Telegraph (London). Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
- "Three die in Highlands avalanche". BBC News. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- "Scottish budget rejected by MSPs". BBC News. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- "Q&A:Scottish budget rejection". BBC News. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- "Scottish budget approved by MSPs". BBC News. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
- "Power cut causes roads gridlock". BBC News Scotland. 30 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
- Man found guilty of Moira murder BBC News, 8 April 2009
- "Europe's Largest Onshore Wind Farm Is Switched on in Scotland". Renewable Energy World. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- "Switch-On At Europe’s Largest Onshore Windfarm". Scottish Power Renewables. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- "First UK swine flu patient death". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
- "'Radical' Holyrood powers urged". BBC News. 15 June 2009. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009.
- "Work begins on aircraft carriers". BBC News. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
- Keys, David (11 August 2009). "Ancient royal tomb found in Scotland". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Neolithic ‘temple’ revealed at site on Orkney". The Herald (Glasgow). 14 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Lockerbie bomber Megrahi to be freed despite US opposition". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- Delight as Shetland’s remarkable rocks recognised with Geopark status, Shetland Times, 15 September 2009
- "Employees swoop to take over West Highland Free Press". allmediascotland.com. 2009-10-29. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- John Swinney named Scottish politician of the year BBC News, 20 November 2009
- Susan Boyle's debut album at number one - three months before it's released, The Daily Mirror, 4 September 2009.
- Andy Pemberton, "Susan Boyle Sticks To Natural Look For New Album Cover," Posted 14 October 2009 on Musictoob, found at Yahoo Music. Accessed 15 October 2009.
- 'World's strongest' beer with 32% strength launched, BBC News 26 November 2009.
- "Scottish Education Secretary Fiona Hyslop demoted". BBC News online. 1 December 2009. Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
- "Scotland's biggest airline goes bust". BBC News. 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
- "Rising seas 'clue' in sunken world off Orkney". BBC News Scotland. 17 December 2009. Archived from the original on 17 December 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
- "Richie Ramsay holds nerve to fend off Shiv Kapur and win maiden European Tour title". The Scotsman. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
- "Three climbers die in avalanches". The Press Association. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "Three climbers die in avalanches". BBC News. 30 December 2009. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- New body to manage Scotland's waters, The Scotsman, 10 February 2009
- "Alfie Conn". Edinburgh: The Scotsman. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Songwriter Martyn dies, aged 60". BBC News Scotland. 29 January 2009. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- "MSPs pay tribute to Bashir Ahmad". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 2009-02-09.
- Wilson, Brian (27 September 2009). "Bill Speirs obituary". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-10-08.
- Naughton, Philippe; Sage, Adam (7 October 2009). "Memorial service for Queen’s Chaplain". London: The Times Scotland. Retrieved 2009-10-07.