Events This Week in Scottish History

27 May 1532 College of Justice (later Court of Session) established by James V, held its first sederunt in Edinburgh.
27 May 1661
Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll and Covenanter beheaded in Edinburgh.
28 May 1546
David Beaton the Archbishop of St Andrews was murdered by leading Protestants avenging the execution of Protestant Martyr, George Wishart.
29 May 1630
The future  Charles II born.
29 May 1848
Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, author, contributor to Blackwood's and Tait's Edinburgh magazines, died.
30 May 1847 Thomas Chalmers, first Moderator of the Free Church
of Scotland died.
31 May 1367  
Robert III married Annabel Drummond.
31 May 1756 Dr James Currie, biographer of Robert Burns, born.
1 June  1679
The Covenanters defeated John Graham of Claverhouse at Drumclog.
1 June 1843
Dr Henry Faulds, pioneer of fingerprinting, was born in Beith, Ayrshire.
1 June 1878
The first Tay rail bridge, which was to collapse 18 months later, opened.
2 June 1581  
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, was beheaded in Edinburgh's Grassmarket, having been found guilty of the murder of Lord Darnley.
2 June 1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

2012 Diamond Jubilee.


3 June 1726  
James Hutton, father of modern geology, was born.
3 June 1774  
The Poet Robert Tannahill was born in Paisley.
3 June 1863
Neil Munro, novelist and poet, perhaps best known for his "Para Handy" stories, born in Inverary.
3 June 2012
The Jubilee Big Lunch
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event took place on the Thames and consisted of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world.

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Updated 26/05/2017