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September 11, 2022 will mark the 725th anniversary of the

    Battle of Stirling Bridge

More remarkable anniversary dates in 2022 in Scotland's history

1900 years ago - 122 AD - building of Hadrian's Wall

                         

1880 years ago - 142 AD - building of the Antonine Wal


1625 years ago - 397 AD - Saint Ninian establishes the first Christian mission among the southern Picts


1475 years ago - 547 AD - Angles capture the Northumbrian fortress at Bamburgh and found the kingdom of Bernicia


1305 years ago - 717 AD - Ionan clergy expelled from Pictland


1085 years ago - 937 AD - Scots and Vikings defeated at Battle of Brunanburh by English


965 years ago - 1057 AD - Canmore defeated MacBeth at Battle of Lumphanan


950 years ago - 1072 AD - Scotland invaded by Normans; Treaty of Abernethy completed


865 years ago - 1157 AD - Henry II of England persuaded Malcolm II of Scotland to give Cumbria and Northumbia to English


785 years ago - 1237 AD - Treaty of York established southern border of Scotland


730 years ago - 1292 AD - Edward I of England named John Balliol to Scottish throne


725 years ago - 1297 AD - William Wallace and Andrew Moray led the Scots at Battle of Stirling Bridge, defeated the English


690 years ago - 1332 AD - Scots defeated by English at Battle of Duppin Moor;

                                           Edward Balliol crowned King of Scots;

                                           Balliol fled the country after attack at Annan


620 years ago - 1402 AD - Scots defeated by English at Battle of Homildon Hill


585 years ago - 1437 AD - King James I assassinated in Perth;

                                          James II (aged 6) crowned King


565 years ago - 1457 AD - King James II banned "futeball"


550 years ago - 1472 AD - Shetland and Okney became part of Scotland


540 years ago - 1482 AD - English invaded southern Scotland; took Berwick-upon-Tweed and Berwick Castle


510 years ago - 1512 AD - Scottish became French citizens, French became Scottish citizens in treaty with France


500 years ago - 1522 AD - England declared war on Scotland and France


480 years agp - 1542 AD - Mary Queen of Scots was born;

                                           King James V died


475 years ago - 1547 AD - English defeated Scots at Battle of Pinkie; destroyed much of Dundee


455 years ago - 1567 AD - Lord Darnley assassinated,

                                           Mary Queen of Scots abdicated from the throne;

                                           James VI crowned (1 year old)


440 years ago - 1582 AD - King James VI taken prisoner at Ruthven Castle


435 years ago - 1587 AD - Mary Queen of Scots beheaded


385 years ago - 1637 AD - Charles I imposed use of new prayer book; rioting took place


370 years ago - 1652 AD - Great Fire of Glasgow destroyed third of city


330 years ago - 1692 AD - Glencoe Massacre - 38 members of Macdonald clan killed


315 years ago - 1707 AD - Act of Union passed; England, Wales and Scotland united to form Great Britain;

                                           last meeting held of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh;

                                           first meeting of Parliament in Great Britain


235 years ago - 1787 AD - Glasgow weavers rioted after wages cut, six killed;

                                           first lighthouse in Scotland opened


200 years ago - 1822 AD - Caledonian Canal between Inverness and Fort William opened


180 years ago - 1842 AD - Railway between Glasgow and Edinburgh opened


150 years ago - 1872 AD - First Scotland v. England football match held


145 years ago - 1877 AD - Explosion at Blantyre Colliery Mine killed 207


140 years ago - 1882 AD - Battle of the Braes fought over land rights disputes


105 years ago - 1917 AD - Women over 30 received right to vote


50 years ago - 1972 AD - United Kingdom joined European Union


25 years ago - 1997 AD - Voters approved referendum for separate Scottish Parliament after 290 years of union with England


15 years ago - 2007 AD - Railway signalworkers struck, caused severe curtailment of services;

                                         attempted terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport, two arrested;

                                         Lockerbie bomber allowed appeal




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“We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.” -

Voltaire

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