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Events from 1984 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II

Events



  • 12 March - 1984/5 Miner's Strike: Polmaise Colliery is the first mine in Scotland to witness a walkout of its workers.
  • 16 April - Culmination of the Glasgow Ice Cream Wars with the murder by arson of six members of the Doyle family.
  • 3 May - 1984/5 Miner's Strike: Nearly 300 miners are arrested outside Ravenscraig in clashes with police as they try to stop lorries laden with coal entering.
  • 14 June - Elections to the European Parliament result in Labour gaining three seats from the Conservatives to win 5 of the 8 in Scotland, with the Conservatives reduced to two and the SNP retaining the one they previously held.
  • 30 July - Polmont rail accident at Polmont, near Falkirk, when an express train from Edinburgh to Glasgow, travelling at high speed, strikes a cow on the track near Polmont station, derailing several carriages and resulting in 13 deaths and 61 injuries.

Births



  • 17 January - Calvin Harris, born Adam Richard Wiles, pop singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ.
  • 27 February - Catriona Forrest, field hockey player
  • 25 October - Adam MacKenzie, field hockey defender
  • 13 December - Stuart Green, boxer
  • 30 November - Alan Hutton, footballer

Deaths


1984 in Scotland
  • 28 March - Jimmy McGowan, footballer (b. 1924)
  • 15 April - Alexander Trocchi, writer (b. 1925)
  • 6 September - Donny MacLeod, TV presenter (b. 1932; heart attack)
  • 11 October - Benno Schotz, sculptor (b. 1891 in Germany)
  • date unknown
    • Jean Bain of Crathie, Aberdeenshire, last speaker of Deeside Gaelic (b. Jean McDonald, 1890)
    • George Campbell Hay, poet (b. 1915)

The Arts


1984 in Scotland
  • 16 February - Iain Banks' first novel The Wasp Factory is published.
  • Robert Alan Jamieson's novel Soor Hearts is published.
  • James Kelman's first (published) novel The Busconductor Hines is published in Edinburgh.
  • Scottish Poetry Library established.

See also



  • 1984 in the United Kingdom

References





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