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2005 in Scotland

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2005 in Scotland

2005 in Scotland
2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007
18th century | 19th century | 20th century | 21st century
See also
2004-05 in Scottish football
2005-06 in Scottish football
2005 in Scottish television
Portal:Current events

Events from 2005 in Scotland


  • Incumbents 1
  • Events 2
    • January 2.1
    • March 2.2
    • April 2.3
    • May 2.4
    • June 2.5
    • July 2.6
    • August 2.7
    • September 2.8
    • October 2.9
    • November 2.10
  • Deaths 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5




  • 8 January - After a night of stormy weather the Irish Sea ferry European Highlander has run aground on the south-west coast, with passengers remaining on board rather than evacuating under the prevailing conditions.[1]
  • 20 January - Carolyn Leckie, a member of the Scottish Parliament, is jailed for seven days for non-payment of a fine arising from a protest at Faslane nuclear base.




  • 5 May
    • The UK General Election results in Labour winning 41 of Scotland's 59 MP's, with the Liberal Democrats winning eleven, the SNP winning six and the Conservatives winning one.[4]
    • Theresa Breslin's young adult novel Divided City is published.






  • 5 October - Three perpetrators of the racially motivated murder of Glasgow teenager Kriss Donald, arrive in Scotland to face trial in a one-off extradition agreement negotiated with Pakistan.[6][7]


  • 13 November - Andrew Stimpson, a 25-year-old man from Scotland, is reported as the first person proven to have been 'cured' of HIV.
  • 21 November - Alfred Anderson, one of the last surviving First World War veterans and the oldest man in Scotland, dies at the age of 109. He is also the last known survivor of the 1914 Christmas truce. There are now only approximately 20 surviving British veterans of the conflict, all aged over 100 years.[8]


See also


  1. ^ English, Shirley (2005-01-10). "Trapped for 30 hours with no bar".  
  2. ^ Bowers, Simon (22 March 2005). "House of Fraser buys Scotland's oldest department store for £46m".  
  3. ^ "Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 (s.10)".  
  4. ^ "Results: Scotland". BBC News. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005".  
  6. ^ Extradited three arrive in Glasgow | Herald Scotland
  7. ^ BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Glasgow and West | Kriss murder timeline
  8. ^ "Prince in tribute to war veteran". BBC. 21 November 2005. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
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