2015 in Scotland

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Events from the year 2015 in Scotland.

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December[edit]

  • 1 December – Report of discovery of fossilised dinosaur footprints on Skye.[23]
  • 2 December – Despite the fact Scottish MPs vote by 57 to 2 against UK air strikes in Syria,[24] the UK Parliament overall votes by 397 to 223 in favour of air strikes.[25]
  • 4 December – The Forth Road Bridge is closed due to structural defects, and the Scottish Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, declares that it will not be reopened until January 2016.[26]
  • 5–6 December – Peak of Storm Desmond, with heavy rain and strong winds, causing flooding across southern Scotland.[27]
  • 9 December – Election Court decides that although Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael had told a "blatant lie" in a TV interview, it had not been proven beyond reasonable doubt that he had committed an "illegal practice" that would invalidate his election as the Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland.[28]
  • 22 December – It is announced that the Forth Road Bridge will reopen for all vehicles except HGVs on Wednesday 23 December, ahead of schedule.[29]
  • 30 December – A section of the A93 west of Ballater collapses due to flooding caused by Storm Frank.[30]
  • 31 December – More than 1,700 same-sex couples married in the first year after Scotland became the seventeenth country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.[31]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major search after ship overturns off north of Scotland". BBC News. BBC. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Cemfjord survivor chances said to be 'very slim'". BBC News. BBC. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Hurricane-force gusts cause disruption to power and travel". BBC News. BBC. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Large cargo ship runs aground near Ardnamurchan". BBC News. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "'Beached' cargo ship Lysblink Seaway refloated". BBC News. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ "REPORT NO. 25/2015" (PDF). Marine Accident Investigation Branch. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  7. ^ "SNP boost as membership soars past 100k mark". Glasgow Herald. Newsquest. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Leaders' debate attracts seven million viewers". BBC News. BBC. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Andy Murray's wedding to Kim Sears was 'fantastic', says grandparents". Daily Record. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Election 2015: SNP win 56 out of 59 seats in Scots landslide". BBC. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Church of Scotland votes to allow gay ministers in civil partnerships". BBC. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Jim Murphy's resignation throws Scottish Labour into turmoil". The Guardian. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  13. ^ "UK population increases by 500,000, official figures show". BBC News. BBC. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Forth Bridge awarded UNESCO World Heritage status". The Scotsman. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Borders-to-Edinburgh railway opens as longest UK line in century". BBC. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Train collides with vehicle near Uphall in West Lothian". BBC. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  17. ^ "SNP Conference 2015: Who are the party's new members?". BBC. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  18. ^ "Voting rights of Scottish MPs to be restricted after Government wins Evel vote". The Herald. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  19. ^ "Pupil dies after school stabbing at Cults Academy near Aberdeen". BBC News. BBC. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Driver dies and two seriously injured in crash between car and bus". BBC. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Storm Abigail". BBC. 13 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  22. ^ MPs reject SNP calls for Trident to be scrapped bbc.co.uk, accessed 26 December 2015
  23. ^ Sample, Ian (1 December 2015). "Sauropod footprint find makes Skye Scotland's largest dinosaur site". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  24. ^ Not in my name: SNP MPs apologise to Syria for air strikes on Twitter after 57 of Scotland's 59 MPs oppose bombing heraldscotland.com, accessed 26 December 2015
  25. ^ "Syria air strikes: MPs authorise UK action against Islamic State". BBC. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  26. ^ "Forth Road Bridge to be closed until new year". BBC. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  27. ^ "Red Warning as Storm Desmond batters parts of Scotland". BBC News. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  28. ^ "Alistair Carmichael case: Legal bid to oust Lib Dem MP fails". BBC News. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  29. ^ Forth Road Bridge to reopen on Wednesday bbc.co.uk, accessed 26 December 2015
  30. ^ [1] bbc.co.uk, 31 December 2015
  31. ^ "More that 1,700 same-sex couples married in first year of law". BBC News. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  32. ^ "Tributes to former Hull City goalkeeper Ian McKechnie". Archived from the original on 14 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  33. ^ Jim Rowan
  34. ^ The Duke of Fife - obituary
  35. ^ "Jack Asher". Archived from the original on 24 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.