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Events in 2008 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II
  • First Minister and Keeper of the Great Seal - Alex Salmond

Events



January

  • January - First phase of Whitelee Wind Farm, which will be the largest wind farm in Europe, begins feeding electricity to the grid.

April

  • 6 April - The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 comes into force.

May

  • 19 May - First ScotRail reopens the railway line from Stirling to Alloa for passengers.

June

  • 4 June - Gretna F.C., just relegated from the Scottish Premier League, go out of business with debts of £4million.

July

  • 7 July - The Antonine Wall, part of the ancient Roman limes, is designated as a World Heritage Site.

November

  • 6 November - Labour party wins the Glenrothes by-election.
  • 14 November - 16-year-old Nicolle Earley kills 63-year-old Ann Gray in her home in Crosshill, Fife.
  • 19 November - Clackmannanshire Bridge over the Firth of Forth at Kincardine is opened to traffic.
  • 20 November - Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon is named Scottish Politician of the Year.

December

  • 18 December - Woolworths announce their 807 UK stores will close by 5 January 2009.
  • 27 December - First 17 of Woolworths branches in Scotland close, with rest to follow shortly.

Deaths


2008 in Scotland
  • 8 October - John Bannerman, historian of Gaelic Scotland (born 1932)
  • 5 November - Ian Anderson, footballer (born 1954)
  • 18 December - Hannah Frank, visual artist (born 1908)

The Arts



  • Alternative hip hop group Young Fathers forms in Edinburgh.

See also



  • Timeline of Scottish history
  • 2008 in the United Kingdom

References





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