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2010 in Scotland

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2010 in Scotland

2010 in Scotland
2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012
18th century | 19th century | 20th century | 21st century
See also
2009-10 in Scottish football
2010-11 in Scottish football
2010 in Scottish television
Portal:Current events

Events from 2010 in Scotland


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




  • 5 January - Scotland as well as most of the UK is deluged by some of the heaviest snow in thirty years, causing widespread transport problems and school closures.




  • 8 June - Eight injured after a train derails in Argyll.
  • 10 June - A man dies after being shot outside his home in Lanarkshire.


  • 2 July - Supporters of Stirling Albion F.C. become the first in the UK to take over ownership of their club.[2]


  • 16 September - Pope Benedict XVI begins his four-day UK visit starting in Scotland.



  • 11 December - Scottish Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson resigns amid criticism of his handling of transport chaos brought on by recent heavy snow in Scotland.[4]
  • 12 December - Keith Brown is appointed as Scottish Transport Minister following yesterday's resignation of Stewart Stevenson.[5]
  • 13 December - Major supermarkets and online stores stop taking orders in Scotland in the run up to Christmas, because of a backlog of deliveries caused by the adverse weather conditions.[6]
  • 16 December - The Scottish Government rules out re-introducing tuition fees for Scottish university students, but students from other parts of the United Kingdom attending university in Scotland may face fees of £6,000.[7]
  • 23 December - Former MSP Tommy Sheridan is convicted of perjury following a twelve week trial.[8]


See also


  1. ^ Michael Moore named new Scottish Secretary BBC News, 30 May 2010
  2. ^ Williams, Martin (2 July 2010). "Albion fans first in Britain to own club".  
  3. ^ "Cream of Scottish politics honoured at awards". 19 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Scottish Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson resigns".  
  5. ^ "Keith Brown named new Scottish transport minister". BBC News. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tesco and Sainsbury's halt online orders in Scotland". BBC News. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "'"English, Welsh and N Irish 'face Scots degree fee rise. BBC News. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tommy Sheridan found guilty of perjury". BBC News. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Banker Sir Iain Noble, champion of Gaelic, Skye and Scotland, dies at 75".  
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