2011 in Scotland

Events from the year 2011 in Scotland.

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2011 in Scottish television

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This is the first time ever that any party has secured a majority since devolution was established in 1999.[21]

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  • 10 August – Police from Scotland are being sent to England to help combat riots and disorder.[29]
  • 31 August – Critics of the proposed £400,000,000 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]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UN to consider ownership of tiny 'Scots' isle". STV. 1 January 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  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.
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  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. ^ "Earthquake hits west of Scotland". BBC News. BBC. 23 January 2011. Archived from the original on 25 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  13. ^ "Sky Sports sack football pundit Andy Gray for his sexist comments". BBC News. 25 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  14. ^ "Tommy Sheridan sentenced to three years in prison". The Guardian. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  15. ^ "Commons clears transfer of powers". The Herald. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  16. ^ McCallum, Shiona (27 January 2011). "Military jet crashes: Two crew rescued". STV. Retrieved 28 January 2011.
  17. ^ Osley, Richard (30 January 2011). "Climber fell 1,000 feet off mountain – then walked away". The Independent. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  18. ^ "Former MP Jim Devine guilty over expenses". 10 February 2011 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  19. ^ "Prescription charges abolished in Scotland". BBC News Scotland. 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  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.
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  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.
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  36. ^ "'Criminality' claims over Rangers owner Craig Whyte". BBC News. BBC. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
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  38. ^ "Labour MP Ian Davidson says sorry to select committee". BBC News. BBC. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  39. ^ "Go-ahead for Gaelic school in Edinburgh". BBC News. BBC. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  40. ^ "Ruth Davidson elected new Scottish Conservative leader". BBC News. BBC. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
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  43. ^ "Alex Salmond wins Spectator's Politician of the Year". BBC News. BBC. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  44. ^ "Euro Lottery win pair donate £1m to SNP independence bid". BBC News. BBC. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  45. ^ "Up to 300,000 public sector workers strike in Scotland". BBC News. BBC. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  46. ^ "Giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh from China". BBC News. BBC. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  47. ^ "Scotland storm blackout hitting thousands". BBC News. BBC. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  48. ^ "Anti-bigot laws passed by the Scottish Parliament". BBC News. BBC. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
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  51. ^ Gerry Rafferty dies at age of 63 BBC News, 4 December 2011
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