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Events from 1988 in Scotland

Incumbents


1988 in Scotland
  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II

Events



  • 26 Aprilâ€"26 September - Glasgow Garden Festival. Bell's Bridge is built in connection with it.
  • 6 July - Piper Alpha disaster oil rig in the North Sea explodes and results in the death of 167 workers.
  • 7 August - Scotland on Sunday newspaper launched.
  • 2 November - The Housing (Scotland) Act 1988, receives the Royal Assent.
  • 10 November - Scottish National Party win Glasgow Govan by-election from Labour with a swing of 33%.
  • 21 December - Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over the town of Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, and kills a total of 270 people - including all 259 on board. It is believed that the cause of the explosion was a terrorist bomb.

Births



  • 7 January - Alan Lowing. footballer

Deaths



  • 12 April - Harry McShane, socialist (born 1891)
  • 26 August - Oscar Marzaroli, photographer (born 1933 in Italy)

See also



  • 1988 in the United Kingdom

References





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