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1984 in Scotland

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1984 in Scotland

1984 in Scotland
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See also
1983-84 in Scottish football
1984-85 in Scottish football
1984 in Scottish television

Events from 1984 in Scotland



  • 12 March - 1984/5 Miner's Strike: Polmaise Colliery is the first mine in Scotland to witness a walkout of its workers.[1]
  • 16 April - Culmination of the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars with the murder by arson of six members of the Doyle family.
  • 3 May - 1984/5 Miner's Strike: Nearly 300 miners are arrested outside Ravenscraig in clashes with police as they try to stop lorries laden with coal entering.[2]
  • 14 June - Elections to the European Parliament result in Labour gaining three seats from the Conservatives to win 5 of the 8 in Scotland, with the Conservatives reduced to two and the SNP retaining the one they previously held.[3]
  • 30 July - Polmont rail accident at Polmont, near Falkirk, when an express train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, travelling at high speed, strikes a cow on the track near Polmont station, derailing several carriages and resulting in 13 deaths and 61 injuries.[4]



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See also


  1. ^ Two miners from Polmaise Colliery reflect on strike of 1984 STV, accessed 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ 1984 Miner's Strike saw 300 arrests in one day at Ravenscraig, accessed 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ European Parliamentary Elections, accessed 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ Department of Transport; Major A.G.B. King (1985). Railway Accident: Report on the Derailment that occurred on 30th July 1984 near Polmont in the Scottish Region, British Railways. HMSO.  
  5. ^  

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