Events from 1995 in Scotland


  • Monarch - Elizabeth II


  • Early - Deep-fried Mars bar originated at Haven Chip Bar in Stonehaven.
  • 6 April - Local elections are held for the 29 new mainland unitary authorities that will replace the Regional and District Councils next year.
  • 7 April - Rob Roy, starring Liam Neeson as Robert Roy MacGregor, is released.
  • 18 April - Caledonian MacBrayne Ullapoolâ€"Stornoway ferry MV Isle of Lewis is launched at Ferguson Shipbuilders' Port Glasgow yard.
  • 24 May - Braveheart, directed by and starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace, is released. It goes on to win five Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards.
  • 25 May - Perth by-election: Roseanna Cunningham wins for the Scottish National Party with a swing of 11.6%.
  • 16 June - FirstBus is formed by merger of Badgerline with GRT Group of Aberdeen.
  • 19 July - The Children (Scotland) Act, which seeks to put into legislation the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, receives the Royal Assent.
  • 11 October - Duncan Ferguson, the 23-year-old Everton F.C. striker, receives a three-month prison sentence for assaulting an opponent while playing for Rangers 18 months ago. Ferguson is the first British footballer to be jailed for an on-field offence.
  • 12 October - Boxer James Murray suffers serious head injuries in a fight at a Glasgow hotel, leading to a declaration of brain death on 15 October, sparking calls for boxing to be banned.
  • 16 October - Skye bridge opened.
  • November - The first onshore wind farm in Scotland, Hagshaw Hill in South Lanarkshire, is commissioned.
  • 22 November - Duncan Ferguson is released from prison after serving 42 days of his three-month sentence.
  • 30 November - Scottish Constitutional Convention publishes its blueprint for devolution, Scotland's Parliament, Scotland's Right.
  • 30 December - Altnaharra matches the lowest temperature UK Weather Record at -27.2oC.
  • Andrew O'Hagan's first novel, The Missing, is published.
  • Alan Warner's first novel, Morvern Callar is published; it is a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award in 1996.


1995 in Scotland
  • 21 January - David McNeil, footballer
  • 20 June - Caroline Weir, footballer
  • 6 October - Ross Muir, snooker player
  • 19 December - Lewis Vaughan, footballer


1995 in Scotland
  • 14 January - Alexander Gibson, conductor and opera intendant (born 1926)
  • 19 February - Nicholas Fairbairn, lawyer and Conservative politician (born 1933)
  • 9 October - Alec Douglas-Home, Lord Home of the Hirsel, Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born 1903)
  • 15 October - James Murray, boxer (born 1969)

See also

  • 1995 in the United Kingdom


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