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James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, the third husband of Mary Queen of Scots died on 14 April 1578.

14/04/2019

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Explorer Hugh Clapperton died on 13 April 1827, whilst trying to discover the source of the Niger river.

13/04/2019

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The Scottish National Party won its first election victory on 12 April 1945.

12/04/2019

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Novelist John Galt, founder of the city of Guelph, died on 11 April 1839.

11/04/2019

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Scottish painter Alberto Morrocco died on 10 March 1998.

10/04/2019

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Archaeologists have today started excavations at the site of one of the earliest legal whisky distilleries in ...

10/04/2019

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Scottish botanist, garden designer and author John Loudon was born on 8 April 1783.

08/04/2019

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In the final instalment of Ann Galliard’s series on the career of Princess Louise, she looks at the models used ...

08/04/2019

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A team of archaeologists have uncovered sections of wall and a cobbled surface that once formed part of the ...

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Scottish motor racing champion Jim Clark died on 7 April 1968 in Germany.

07/04/2019

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The Declaration of Arbroath was drawn up 6 April 1320.

06/04/2019

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The 'Battle of Bonnymuir' took place on 5 April 1820.

05/04/2019

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