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Scottish Roots have been in the ancestral research business since 1984 – longer than any other genealogy company in Scotland. In almost 30 years Scottish Roots has undertaken over 20,000 investigations for Scots all over the world, including Sir Alex Ferguson and Donald Trump.

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It happened this month in Scotland...

  • 1. Hunt the Gowk (cuckoo) – Scottish equivalent of April Fools’ Day.
  • 2. (1935) Sir Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist, is granted a patent for radar.
  • 3. (1401) Duke of Rothesay, heir of Robert III, was murdered – starved to death by his ambitious uncle, the Duke of Albany.
  • 3. (1926) Birth of Scottish actor, Andrew Keir, star of “Quatermass and the Pit”.
  • 4. (1617) John Napier, the mathematician who invented logarithms, died.
  • 5. (1830) Composer Alexander Muir born at Lesmahagow.
  • 6. (1320) Declaration of Arbroath, the affirmation of Scotland’s determination to be independent of Rome.
  • 7. (1968) Jim Clark, Formula One racing driver, killed at the Hockenheim Circuit in West Germanry.
  • 8. (1783) John Loudon, architect, landscape gardeners, and found of Gardener’s Magazine, was born.
  • 9. (1747) Jacobite rebel, Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, was the last man to be publicly beheaded in Britain.
  • 10. (1512) King James V born at Linlithgow Palace.
  • 11. (1839) Scottish novelist John Galt died.
  • 12. (1606) Union flag adopted as the flag of Scotland, Wales and England.
  • 13. (1951) Stone of Destiny, stolen on Christmas Day 1950 from Westminster Abbey, where it had lain for 700 years, was returned. It is now in Edinburgh Castle.
  • 14. (1578) Third husband of Mary Queen of Scots, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, died in a Danish castle, where he had been imprisoned since 1567.
  • 15. (1924) Comedy actor Rikki Fulton was born in Glasgow.
  • 16. (1746) Jacobite army defeated at the Battle of Culloden.
  • 17. (1892) Alexander MacKenzie, the Scottish born first Liberal Prime Minister of Canada, died.
  • 18. (1874) Interment of David Livingstone’s remains in Westminster Abbey.
  • 19. (1905) Jim Mollison, the first person to fly solo from east to west across the Atlantic, was born. He was married to Amy Johnson.
  • 20. (1934) First public meeting of Scottish Nationalist Party at the Central Hall, Edinburgh.
  • 21. (1838) Birth of John Muir, naturalist responsible for the creation of Yosemite and Sequoia national parks in California.
  • 22. (1838) The Leith-built ship, 703 ton Sirius, was the first ship to cross the Atlantic entirely under steam.
  • 23. (1945) Blackout restrictions lifted as World War Two drew to a close.
  • 24. (1633) Sir John Hepburn raised a 1200 strong regiment, which eventually became the Royal Scots.
  • 25. (1058) Malcolm III crowned.
  • 26. (1898) Birth of John Grierson, pioneer of documentary film-making – his most famous being “Night Mail” for the GPO film unit.
  • 27. (1296) England’s Edward I beat the Scottish army in the Battle of Dunbar.
  • 28. (1935) Composer Sir Alexander MacKenzie died.
  • 29. (1931) Lonnie Donegan born. His hit “Rock Island Line” soared up the US hit parade.
  • 30. (1873) Missionary and explorer David Livingstone died.



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