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Events from 1990 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II

Events



  • 17 March - Rugby union: Scotland beat England 13-7 at Murrayfield to win the Calcutta Cup. The win also clinches the 1990 Five Nations Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown for Scotland.
  • 29 April - Stephen Hendry, 21, becomes the youngest ever world snooker champion.
  • 3 May - Scottish local Regional elections held.
  • 12 May - Aberdeen beat Celtic 9â€"8 on penalties to win the Scottish Cup.
  • 13 July - The Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990 receives the Royal Assent.
  • August - Privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group begins with sale of Lowland Scottish in a management-employee buy-out.
  • 29 November - Labour win by-elections in Paisley South and Paisley North, retaining both seats despite swings to the SNP of 11.7% and 14% respectively.

Arts and literature



  • 22 August - James MacMillan's symphonic piece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie premieres at The Proms in London.
  • 13 September - Iain M. Banks' science fiction novel Use of Weapons is published.
  • 5 October - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall opens in Sauchiehall Street.

Births



  • 22 April - Eve Muirhead, curler
  • 29 June - Kim Little, footballer
  • 11 July - Lynsey Sharp, middle-distance runner
  • 25 November - Eilish McColgan, middle-distance runner

Deaths



  • 6 January - Ian Charleson, actor (born 1949)
  • 14 January - Gordon Jackson, actor (born 1923)
  • 12 August - Roy Williamson, folk musician (born 1936)
  • 4 November - David Stirling, army officer, founder of the Special Air Service (born 1915)
  • Stephens Orr, society photographer

See also



  • 1990 in the United Kingdom

References





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