Events from 1994 in Scotland


  • Monarch - Elizabeth II


1994 in Scotland
  • March - Strathclyde water referendum indicates overwhelming opposition to the privatisation of water.
  • 5 May - Elections are held for Scotland's Regional Councils.
  • 19 May - Robert Black, jailed for life four years ago for abducting a seven-year-old girl in the Scottish Borders, is found guilty of murdering three girls in the 1980s and sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommended minimum term of 35 years.
  • 2 June - Chinook crash on Mull of Kintyre: An RAF Chinook helicopter carrying more than twenty leading intelligence experts crashes on the Mull of Kintyre, killing everyone on board.
  • 9 June - European Elections result in Labour winning six of Scotland's eight MEPs, with the SNP winning the other two.
  • 25 June - The Greenock rail accident, caused by vandals placing concrete blocks on the rails, kills two people.
  • 30 June - Monklands East by-election results in Labour retaining the seat despite a swing of 19.2% to the SNP.
  • 3 November - The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, that will reorganise local government by creating 32 unitary authorities, receives the Royal Assent.


  • 14 January - Ross Murdoch, swimmer
  • 12 September - Mhairi Black, SNP MP


  • 6 June - Mark McManus, film and television actor (born 1935)
  • Rhoda Bulter, poet (born 1929)

Arts and literature

1994 in Scotland
  • 9 May - Release of Scottish group Wet Wet Wet's cover of the song Love Is All Around (1967), as featured in the recently released film Four Weddings and a Funeral. From 29 May it will spend 15 consecutive weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart, the longest spell ever attained by a British act.
  • June - The old Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh reopens permanently as the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
  • August - Theresa Breslin's young adult novel Whispers in the Graveyard is published.
  • James Kelman's stream of consciousness novel How Late It Was, How Late, written in Glasgow patter, is published.
  • Alternative rock band Snow Patrol is formed by students from Northern Ireland at the University of Dundee.

See also

  • 1994 in the United Kingdom


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