2011 in Scotland

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Events from 2011 in Scotland

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Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • 10 August – Police from Scotland are being sent to England to help combat riots and disorder.[29]
  • 31 August – Critics of the proposed £400M Aberdeen bypass, who have already delayed the project since it won approval in December 2009, decide to press ahead with a fresh legal challenge after a recent appeal at the Court of Session was rejected.[30]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • 12 October – Insurance companies fail in a legal bid to scrap the right of people in Scotland to claim damages for an asbestos-related condition that had been legislated for by the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009.[33]
  • 13 October – BP has been given the go ahead to proceed with a new £4.5bn oil project west of the Shetland Islands.[34]
  • 20 October – A BBC Scotland investigation claims to have uncovered evidence of alleged criminality in the past business dealings of the new owner of Rangers, Craig Whyte.[35]
  • 25 October – Scottish gun crime falls to 32-year low.[36]
  • 26 October – Labour MP Ian Davidson, chairman of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee apologises for 'any offence that might have been caused' after SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford accused him of threatening that she would get "a doing" if discussions from a behind-closed-doors meeting of the committee were leaked to the media.[37]
  • 27 October – Edinburgh City Council vote to proceed with plans for a Gaelic school in the city.[38]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • 4 December – Two giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh from China[45]
  • 8 December – Police tell people not to travel as winds of up to 165 mph (264 km/h) affectd the country[46]
  • 14 December – New laws to tackle religious hatred and bigotry related to football are passed by the Scottish Parliament[47]
  • 17 December – MSP Johann Lamont is elected as the new Scottish Labour leader[48]
  • 22 December – For the first time, the Scottish Parliament votes to reject a Legislative Consent Motion, refusing to allow Westminster to apply parts of the Welfare Reform Bill to Scotland[49]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Morris, Bridget (2 January 2011). "The United Nations is to examine the ownership of the remote islet of Rockall in the Western Isles within weeks after Denmark staked a claim to it.". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ McArdle, Helen (3 January 2011). "Explosion kills Scots regiment soldier in Helmand". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "In pictures: Loony Dook 2011". BBC News Scotland. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Pattullo, Alan (3 January 2011). "Dignity prevails as Old Firm pay homage to disaster victim". The Scotsman (Edinburgh: Johnston Press Digital Publishing). Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Montenegro fury over Gray's claims of ethnic cleansing". Sunday Express (London). 2 January 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Hutcheon, Paul (2 January 2011). "Diplomatic fury after Labour leader’s ethnic cleansing jibe". Sunday Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  8. ^ McIvor, Jamie (2 January 2011). "Sunday Herald newspaper to be relaunched as magazine". BBC News Scotland. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Adrian Lewis beats Gary Anderson to win first PDC title". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Freight ferry service from Rosyth to Zeebrugge reopens". BBC News Scotland. 5 January 2011. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Latest sighting of rare bittern at Insh Marshes". BBC News Scotland. 5 January 2011. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Liz Lochhead confirmed as new Scots Makar". BBC News. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  13. ^ "Earthquake hits west of Scotland". BBC News (BBC). 23 January 2011. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sky Sports sack football pundit Andy Gray for his sexist comments". BBC News. 2011-01-25. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  15. ^ "Tommy Sheridan sentenced to three years in prison". The Guardian. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Commons clears transfer of powers". The Herald. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  17. ^ McCallum, Shiona (27 January 2011). "Military jet crashes: Two crew rescued". STV. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  18. ^ Osley, Richard (30 January 2011). "Climber fell 1,000 feet off mountain – then walked away". The Independent. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Prescription charges abolished in Scotland". BBC News Scotland. 2011-04-01. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  20. ^ Satchell, Graham (5 May 2011). "UK elections: Who is voting where today?". BBC News (BBC). Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  21. ^ "Scottish election: SNP wins election". BBC News (BBC). 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  22. ^ "Scottish election: Labour leader Iain Gray to quit". BBC News (BBC). 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  23. ^ "Vote 2011: UK rejects alternative vote". BBC News (BBC). 7 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  24. ^ "Scottish election: SNP press Cameron on Scotland Bill". BBC News (BBC). 7 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  25. ^ Black, Andrew (7 May 2011). "Scots Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott quits post". BBC News (BBC). Archived from the original on 20 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  26. ^ "Scots Tory leader Annabel Goldie announces resignation". BBC News (BBC). 9 May 2011. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  27. ^ "Top poet Edwin Morgan stuns SNP party bosses after leaving them £1m fortune". Daily Record. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  28. ^ "Labour wins Inverclyde by-election with lower majority". BBC News (BBC). 1 July 2011. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  29. ^ "England riots: Scottish police to aid disorder efforts". BBC News (BBC). 10 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  30. ^ Aberdeen bypass set for renewed legal challenge BBC News, 31 August 2011
  31. ^ "Scots ministers to reform police, jobs and alcohol laws". BBC News (BBC). 7 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  32. ^ "Scottish budget breakdown". BBC News (BBC). 21 September 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  33. ^ "Supreme Court backs asbestos compensation law". BBC News (BBC). 12 October 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  34. ^ "BP unveils Shetland investment programme". BBC News. BBC. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  35. ^ "'Criminality' claims over Rangers owner Craig Whyte". BBC News (BBC). 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  36. ^ "Scottish gun crime falls to 32-year low". BBC News (BBC). 25 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  37. ^ "Labour MP Ian Davidson says sorry to select committee". BBC News (BBC). 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  38. ^ "Go-ahead for Gaelic school in Edinburgh". BBC News (BBC). 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  39. ^ "Ruth Davidson elected new Scottish Conservative leader". BBC News (BBC). 4 November 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  40. ^ "BBC survey indicates support for Scottish 'devo-max'". BBC News (BBC). 6 November 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  41. ^ "Salmond crowned Scottish politician of the year". heraldscotland.com. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  42. ^ "Alex Salmond wins Spectator's Politician of the Year". BBC News (BBC). 17 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  43. ^ "Euro Lottery win pair donate £1m to SNP independence bid". BBC News (BBC). 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  44. ^ "Up to 300,000 public sector workers strike in Scotland". BBC News (BBC). 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  45. ^ "Giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh from China". BBC News (BBC). 4 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  46. ^ "Scotland storm blackout hitting thousands". BBC News (BBC). 8 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  47. ^ "Anti-bigot laws passed by the Scottish Parliament". BBC News (BBC). 14 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  48. ^ "MSP Johann Lamont named new Scottish Labour leader". BBC News (BBC). 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  49. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/holyrood_s_defiance_could_deprive_needy_of_benefits_snp_told_1_2022326
  50. ^ Gerry Rafferty dies at age of 63 BBC News, 4 December 2011
  51. ^ "Former Tory MSP Phil Gallie dies". BBC News Scotland. 25 January 2011. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.