1997 in Scotland
|1997 in Scotland|
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- 22 February - Scientists at the Roslin Institute announce the birth of a cloned sheep named Dolly seven months after the fact.
- 1 May - UK General Election results in all Conservative MPs in Scotland losing their seats.
- 5 August - James Reid is jailed for life for the murder of four-year-old James Ward, whose skull was struck by so many blows with a slater's hammer that it was smashed into fragments, like a jigsaw.
- 8 September - The football clubs in the Premier Division decide to split from the Scottish Football League and form the Scottish Premier League from next season.
- 11 September - Referendum in Scotland on the creation of a national Parliament with devolved powers takes place. Voters back the plans for a national Parliament with limited tax raising powers.
- 6 November - Labour holds the Paisley South by-election despite a swing of 11.3% to the SNP.
- 18 December - The bill to establish the Scottish Parliament unveiled by Secretary of State for Scotland Donald Dewar.
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- "Dolly the sheep is cloned". BBC News. 22 February 1997. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
- "1997: Labour routs Tories in historic election". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- "Cheers as murderer gets life for hammer attack which left boy's skull in fragments". HeraldScotland. 6 August 1997. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- "Scots say 'Yes' to home rule". BBC News. 12 September 1997. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
- "Dawn of Scottish parliament". BBC News. 18 December 1997. Retrieved 10 February 2008.