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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. (714) Death of St. Giles, patron saint of Edinburgh (and Elgin).
  • 2. (1913) Scottish footballer and successful Liverpool Chairman, Bill Shankly, was born at Glenbuck, Ayrshire.
  • 3. (1797) Rioting in the streets of Glasgow by weavers whose wages had been cut.
  • 4. (1964) Forth Road Bridge opened to the public.
  • 5. (1750) Poet Robert Fergusson was born in Edinburgh.
  • 6. (1876) Physician and physiologist John James Macleod was born near Dunkeld – he went on to share the Nobel Price for Medicine in 1926 with Canadian Frederick Banting for their work on insulin.
  • 7. (1836) Birth of Henry Campbell Bannerman in Glasgow – he became Prime Minister in 1905.
  • 8. (1820) Hanging and beheading of Andrew Hardie and John Baird in Stirling – Radicals who were on strike from the weaving communities.
  • 9. (1963) Jim Clark became the world’s youngest Formula One Champion.
  • 10. (1897) HRH Duke of York opened Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
  • 11. (1997) An overwhelming Yes vote in the Referendum on Devolution in Scotland approved the creation of the Scottish Parliament.
  • 12. (1715) Jacobites defeated government forces at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.
  • 13. (1938) John Smith, leader of the Labour Party, was born.
  • 14. (1745) Edinburgh was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
  • 15. (1595) Edinburgh High School riot, when a magistrate was shot and killed by schoolboy William Sinclair.
  • 16. (1859) David Livingstone discovered Lake Nyasa.
  • 17. (1771) Author of The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Tobias Smollett, died.
  • 18. (1959) Forty-seven miners died at Chryston’s Auchengeich Colliery, as a result of an electrical fault a thousand feet below ground.
  • 19. (1854) Opening of The Great North Scotland Railway, running from Aberdeen to Huntly.
  • 20. (1967) Liner QE2 was launched by the Queen from John Brown’s ship yard in Clydebank.
  • 21. (1756) Birth of John McAdam in Ayr – surveyor who introduced the macadam system of road surfacing.
  • 22. (1931) Politician George Younger was born – he was Secretary of State for Scotland from 1979 to 1986.
  • 23. (1779) Battle of Flamborough Head, when Scots born John Paul Jones fought against the British Navy.
  • 24. (1887) Victor Hope, Lord Linlithgow, was born – viceroy of India from 1936 to 1943.
  • 25. (1956) The first telephone cable connecting the UK and North America went live.
  • 26. (1994) Jessie Kesson, author and playwright, died.
  • 27. (1831) Opening of Scotland’s first passenger railway between Glasgow and Garnkirk.
  • 28. (1396) Battle between Chattan and Kay clans on the North Inch at Perth, watched by King Robert III.
  • 29. (1952) John Cobb’s death following his attempt at the water speed record, on Loch Ness.
  • 30. (1928) Announcement by Sir Alexander Fleming of the discovery of penicillin. Mass production was developed twelve years later by Chain and Florey.



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