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2011 in Scotland

2011 in Scotland
Years
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Centuries
18th century | 19th century | 20th century | 21st century
See also
2010-11 in Scottish football
2011-12 in Scottish football
2011 in Scottish television
Portal:Current events
2011

Events from 2011 in Scotland

Contents

  • Incumbents 1
  • Events 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • May 2.5
    • June 2.6
    • July 2.7
    • August 2.8
    • September 2.9
    • October 2.10
    • November 2.11
    • December 2.12
  • Deaths 3
  • The Arts 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Incumbents

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • 19 June – It is revealed that former [26]
  • 21 June – Riverside Museum in Glasgow opened to the public.

July

August

  • 10 August – Police from Scotland are being sent to England to help combat riots and disorder.[28]
  • 31 August – Critics of the proposed £400M 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.[29]

September

  • 7 September – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond unveils a legislative programme for the coming year which includes plans to create a single police force and a single fire service for Scotland.[30]
  • 21 September – Finance Secretary John Swinney announces his spending plans for the next three years in the context of cuts of more than £3bn in funding from the UK government.[31]

October

  • 12 October – Insurance companies fail in a legal bid to scrap the right of people in Scotland to claim damages for an asbestos-related condition that had been legislated for by the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009.[32]
  • 13 October – BP has been given the go ahead to proceed with a new £4.5bn oil project west of the Shetland Islands.[33]
  • 20 October – A BBC Scotland investigation claims to have uncovered evidence of alleged criminality in the past business dealings of the new owner of Rangers, Craig Whyte.[34]
  • 25 October – Scottish gun crime falls to 32-year low.[35]
  • 26 October – Labour MP Ian Davidson, chairman of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee apologises for 'any offence that might have been caused' after SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford accused him of threatening that she would get "a doing" if discussions from a behind-closed-doors meeting of the committee were leaked to the media.[36]
  • 27 October – Edinburgh City Council vote to proceed with plans for a Gaelic school in the city.[37]

November

December

  • 4 December – Two giant pandas arrive in Edinburgh from China[44]
  • 8 December – Police tell people not to travel as winds of up to 165 mph (264 km/h) affectd the country[45]
  • 14 December – New laws to tackle religious hatred and bigotry related to football are passed by the Scottish Parliament[46]
  • 17 December – MSP Johann Lamont is elected as the new Scottish Labour leader[47]
  • 22 December – For the first time, the Scottish Parliament votes to reject a Legislative Consent Motion, refusing to allow Westminster to apply parts of the Welfare Reform Bill to Scotland[48]

Deaths

The Arts

See also

References

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  29. ^ Aberdeen bypass set for renewed legal challenge BBC News, 31 August 2011
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  48. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/holyrood_s_defiance_could_deprive_needy_of_benefits_snp_told_1_2022326
  49. ^ Gerry Rafferty dies at age of 63 BBC News, 4 December 2011
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