Scottish Anniversary Dates

JANUARY:
2nd of January- Thomas Muir of Huntershill arrested for sedition in 1793.
7th of January- Glasgow University founded by a bull of Pope Nicolas V in 1451
8th of January- Nigel Tranter (author and historian) died in 2000
17th January- The Battle of Falkirk (Second Jacobite Rising) in 1746
19th of January- James Watt born in 1736
23rd of January- Earl of Moray, then Regent of Scotland, was assassinated and a Scottish Civil War erupted in 1570
25th of January- Birth of Robert Burns, 1759

 

FEBRUARY:
2nd of February- The Battle of Inverlochy in 1645.
4th of February- Sir Walter Scott supervises the rediscovery of the Honours of Scotland in 1818.
8th of February- Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587.
13th of February- The Massacre of Glencoe in 1692.
20th of February- Orkney and Shetland annexed to the crown of Scotland in 1472.
21st of February- James 1 assassinated at Perth in 1437.
24th of February - Battle of Roslin in 1303.
28th of February- First signing of the National Covenant in 1638.

MARCH:
12th of March- Scottish 'Parliament' reconvened in 1999.
17th of March- Treaty of Edinburgh signed at Holyrood in 1328.
19th of March- Death of Alexander III in 1286.
25th of March- Robert the Bruce crowned King in 1306

 

APRIL:
2nd of April- The Rising Proclamation distributed in the west of Scotland in 1820.
5th of April- Battle of Bonnymuir in 1820.
6th of April- Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.
13th of April- Raising of the Jacobite Standard on Dundee Law by Graham of Claverhouse in 1689.
16th of April - The Battle of Inchbare in 1130.
16th of April- The Battle of Culloden in 1746.

 

MAY:
1st of May- The Act of Union in 1707.
8th of May- Battle of Loudon Hill in 1307.
13th of May- Battle of Langside in 1568.
20th of May- Battle of Dunnichen, Angus in 685

 

JUNE:
7th of June- King Robert the Bruce dies in 1329
10th of June- Battle of Glenshiel in 1719.
11th of June- Battle of Sauchieburn (death of James III) in 1488.
22nd of June- Battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679.
24th of June- Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

 

JULY:
2nd of July- Battle of Alford in 1645.
7th of July- Redeswyre Incident in 1575.
8th of July- Death of Alexander II, Kerrera, in 1249.
11th of July- Birth, Robert the Bruce at Turnberry Castle, Ayr in 1274.
14th of July- Scottish National War Memorial opened in Edinburgh Castle , 1927.
19th of July- Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333.
22rd of July- (a) Battle of Falkirk in 1298. (b) Battle of Lochmaben in 1484.
23rd of July- Riot against the prayerbook in St. Giles Cathedral in 1637.
24th of July- Battle of Red Harlaw in 1411.
25th of July- Prince Charles Stewart lands at Moidart in 1745.
26th of July- Battle of Dalspindal in 1654.
27th of July- (a) Battle of Dunsinane in 1054. (b) Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.
29th of July- James VI crowned in Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling.

AUGUST:
3rd August- (a) Sir William Wallace is betrayed at Robroyston, 1305
    (b) James I I, blown up at Roxburgh, 1460.
    (c) Carron Ironworks,Scotland's oldest company, is closed in 1982.
5th of August- Battle of Otterburn in 1388.
8th of August- Marriage of "The Thistle and the Rose" in 1503 at Holyrood, Edin.
10th of August- Coronation of James I I I at Kelso Abbey in 1460.
11th of August- First Day of Battle of Dupplin Moor. 1332.
12th of August- Second Day of Battle of Dupplin Moor. 1332.
13th of August- Coronation of Robert I I, at Scone, 1390.
15th of August- (a) Battle of Lumphanan in 1057. (b) Battle of Kilsyth in 1645.
19th of August- (a) Mary, Queen of Scots lands at Leith in 1561. (b) Raising of the
Standard at Glenfinnan in 1745.
21st of August- Battle of Dunkeld in 1689.
23rd of August- (a) Judicial murder of Sir William Wallace by the English in 1305.
    (b) Battle of Haddon Rigg, near Kelso in 1542.

SEPTEMBER:
1st of September- (a) Battle of Tippermuir (Perth) in 1644.
    (b) Massacre of Dundee in 1651.
3rd of September- Battle of Dunbar in 1650.
6th of September- Standard of James V I I I, raised at Braemar in 1715.
9th of September- (a) Battle of Flodden in 1513.

    (b) Coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots at Stirling in 1543.
10th of September- Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, Musselburgh, in 1547.
11th of September- Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.
13th of September- (a) Battle & Sack of Aberdeen in 1644.
    (b) Battle of Philiphaugh in 1645.
14th of September- Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402.
21st of September- (a) James V, crowned at Stirling Castle Chapel in 1513.
    (b) Battle of Prestonpans in 1745.

 

OCTOBER:
2nd of October- Battle of Largs in 1263.
3rd of October- Battle of Glenlivet in 1594.
14th of October - Battle of Byland Moor in 1322.
23rd of October- (a) Auld Alliance concluded in 1295.
    (b) Battle of River Sark in 1448.
28th of October- (a) Battle of Corrichie in 1562, (b) Battle of Fyvie in 1644.

 

NOVEMBER:
2nd of November- Darien fleet in Darien, First landing in Caledonia Bay in 1698. 8th of November- (a) Jacobites invade England, 1745.
    (b) Glasgow Riot against the Union with England, 1706.
9th of November- Glasgow Riots again against the Union with England, 1706.
12th of November- Battle of Mondynes, Mearns in 1094.
13th of November- (a) Battle of Alnwick in 1093. (b) Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715.
14th of November- Battle of Preston, 1715.
22nd of November- Crofters march on Park Forest on Lewis in 1887.
24th of November- Battle of Solway Moss in 1542.
28th of November- Battle of Rullion Green in 1666.
30th of November- (a) John Balliol crowned at Scone in 1292.
    (b) Battle of Kilblane and Relief of Kildrummy Castle in 1335.

 

DECEMBER:
4th of December- Death of William the Lion at Stirling in 1214.
9th of December- Death of Malcolm I V, at Jedburgh in 1165.
10th of December- William the Lion replaces the Boar with the Lion Rampant as symbol of Scotland in 1165
11th of December- Roslin Chapel attacked by Protestants in 1688.
14th of December- Death of James V, at Falkland, Fife, in 1542.
17th of December- William III declares himself "ill served in Scotland" before English parliament in 1695.
22nd of December- James V I I, lands at Peterhead in 1715.
25th of December- Battle of Annan in 1332.

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