Events this week  in Scottish History
 

25 June 1936
Roy Williamson, Scottish folk musician and songwriter, born. A founder member of the folk group, "The Corries", for whom he wrote the song which has since become Scotland's unofficial National Anthem, "Flower of Scotland".
The Corries

 
26 June 1488
James IV crowned.
 
26 June 1695
"The Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies" Act passed by The Scottish Parliament.  Its capital was to be £600,000 sterling, half to be subscribed in London and half in Scotland. This was the first event in the ill-fated Darien Scheme.
RBS: Darien Adventure - National Guidelines, Illustrated history for teachers

 
27 June 1583
James VI escaped from Ruthven Castle to St Andrews Castle.
 
28 June 1746  
Flora MacDonald and Prince Charles Edward Stuart "The Young Pretender"  set sail from Benbecula to Skye.
Scotsman.com Heritage & Culture - The Skye Boat Song
 
28 June 1838
Victoria crowned.
 
28 June 1914 The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip was the spark that ignited the First World War.
 
29 June 1917
Prime Minister Lloyd George made a speech in Glasgow on peace terms during WWI.
 
30 June 1857
1st Day of the Trial of Madeleine Smith for Murder which ended "not proven".
 
1 July 1782
Repeal of the Act of Proscription of Tartan that followed the 1745 Rising.
 
1 July 1916 Listen to the Pipe Tune "The Battle of the Somme"
The first day of the Battle of the Somme saw the worst losses in the history of the British Army. Nearly 20,000 men lost their lives and more than 40,000 were wounded. The 16th Battalion of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), known after their Commanding Officer as “McCrae’s Own” were in the the thick of the action and almost three-quarters  became casualties, including several Heart of Midlothian footballers who had volunteered in 1914. Despite their heavy losses this battalion gained the most ground that day.
This was remembered in the week of the 90th Anniversary of the Battle by a documentary "Supreme Sacrifice", based on Historian, Jack Alexander's history of McRae's Battalion, broadcast on BBC2 Scotland.
 
2 July 1266 Treaty of Perth. Norway transfers sovereignty of the Hebrides and the Isle of Man to Scotland.
 
2 July 1644 The Scots and Parliamentarian Army defeated Charles I at the Battle of Marston Moor.
 
2 July 1645 Battle Hill, Alford
The Battle of Alford, Aberdeenshire. The Marquis of Montrose, Charles I's Commander in Scotland defeated Alford West KirkGeneral Baillie's Army on what is now called Battle Hill opposite the old West Kirk. Modern Alford grew up around the old railway station.  The battle took place near the Bridge of Alford. The victory was marred by the death of George, Lord Gordon, and the Alford's local history society has marked with a plaque the "Gordon Stane" where he lay mortally wounded .

 
3 July 1582 James Crichton "The Admirable Crichton", scholar, soldier and adventurer, died.
 
3 July 1728 Scottish Architect Robert Adam born in Kirkcaldy.
 

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