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Folk singer and songwriter Ewan MacColl was born on 25 January 1915.

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Conductor and composer James Muir Mathieson was born on 24 January 1911.

24/01/2019

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James Stewart, Earl of Moray, regent for James VI, was assassinated by a firearm on 23 January 1570. ...

23/01/2019

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Scottish MP Joseph Hume, who founded the memorial to the Scottish Political Martyrs in Edinburgh, was born on 22 ...

22/01/2019

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Church leader George Gillespie was born on 21 January 1613 in Kirkcaldy.

21/01/2019

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James Watt, inventor of the condensor, which helped make the Industrial Revolution possible, was born on 19 ...

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Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society and physician to King George III, died on 18 January 1782.

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On 17 January 1795, the Duddingston Curling Society became the first formally organised curling club in the world. ...

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Scottish novelist Neil M Gunn, author of The Silver Darlings, died on 15 January 1973. ...

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Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful terrier said to have kept vigil at his master's grave for fourteen years, died on ...

14/01/2019

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The Independent Labour Party was founded by James Keir Hardie on 13 January 1893. ...

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Scottish nobleman Alexander Ruthven was born on 12 January 1580.

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