2007 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
2007 in: The UK • England • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 2006–07 • 2007–08
2007 in Scottish television
- Monarch – Elizabeth II
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Tony Blair until 27 June; Gordon Brown
- First Minister and Keeper of the Great Seal – Jack McConnell until 16 May; Alex Salmond
- Secretary of State for Scotland – Douglas Alexander until 27 June; Des Browne
- Lord Advocate – Elish Angiolini
- Solicitor General for Scotland – John Beckett until 24 May; Frank Mulholland
- Advocate General for Scotland – Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Hamilton
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Gill
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord McGhie
- 17 January – Queen Margaret University College at Musselburgh is granted full University status as Queen Margaret University, becoming Edinburgh's fourth university.
- February – Scottish Voice (provisionally named Scottish Democrats) is launched as a centre-right political party by Archie Stirling.
- 23 February – Grayrigg derailment: a high speed Pendolino train on the West Coast Main Line from London to Glasgow derails on faulty pointwork in the Lake District of England, killing one person.
- 28 February – the Cathedral Church of Saint Margaret in Ayr replaces the Good Shepherd Cathedral as the Mother Church for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway and seat of the Catholic Bishop of Galloway (formal dedication 14 September).
- 7 – 9 March: Network Rail signalworkers strike, causing rail services in Scotland to be severely curtailed.
- 3 May –
- 16 May – the UEFA Cup Final is held at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Sevilla FC defeat RCD Espanyol on penalty kicks.
- 27 June – Giffnock-born Gordon Brown succeeds Edinburgh-born Tony Blair as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 30 June – attempted terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport.
- 1 August – the University of Paisley and Bell College merge to create the University of the West of Scotland.
- 20 August – Loch Lomond Seaplanes begin a scheduled service from Glasgow Seaplane Terminal to Oban.
- 15 September – rally driver Colin McRae and three other people are killed when their helicopter crashes near Lanark.
- 1 October – the sitcom Fags, Mags and Bags, written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
- 15 November – Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond wins The Herald's Scottish Politician of the Year award and is also named Parliamentarian of the Year in The Spectator magazine awards.
- 30 November – St. Andrew's Day is for the first time a designated bank holiday in Scotland, under the St Andrew's Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act 2007 (Royal Assent: 15 January).
- 29 December – Phil O'Donnell, the 35-year-old Motherwell footballer, dies from a heart attack in a Scottish Premier League fixture. O'Donnell was capped for Scotland once in 1993, and had been part of the Celtic side that won the Scottish league title in 1997-98 season.
- 7 January – Magnus Magnusson, television presenter and writer (born 1929 in Iceland)
- c. 10 January – Harry Horse, cartoonist and vocalist in Swamptrash (born 1960 in England)
- 9 February – Ian Richardson, actor (born 1934)
- 15 September – Colin McRae, rally driver (born 1968)
- 16 October – Deborah Kerr, actress (born 1921)
- 29 December – Phil O'Donnell, footballer (born 1972)
- "Queen Margaret wins university status". The Guardian. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- "'Hero' driver saddened at death". BBC News. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- "New Cathedral Church for Galloway". Galloway Diocese News (Advent 2007): 1, 3. Retrieved 2014-04-23.[permanent dead link]
- "Brown is UK's new prime minister". BBC News. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
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- "Family tribute to McRae and son". BBC News. 2007-09-16. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- "Top award caps historic year for SNP". The Herald. Glasgow. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- "Salmond 'is top parliamentarian'". BBC News. 2007-11-15.
- Lindsay, Clive (2007-12-30). "Phil O'Donnell: 1972-2007". BBC. Retrieved 2014-04-23.