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Scottish politician Robert Cunninghame Graham died on 20 March 1936.

20/03/2019

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The Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment was formed on 18 March 1689.

18/03/2019

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King James IV of Scotland was born on 17 March 1473.

17/03/2019

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Sir John Murray, the Scottish oceanographer who completed the first biological survey of Scotland's lochs, died on ...

16/03/2019

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Scottish botanist and surgeon Archibald Menzies was born on 15 March 1754.

15/03/2019

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John Barbour, author of the epic poem The Brus, died on 13 March 1395.

13/03/2019

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Scottish explorer Alexander Mackenzie, the first person recorded to have crossed North America from east to west ...

12/03/2019

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Scottish soldier Sir Fitzroy MacLean, the man who reputedly inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond character, was born ...

11/03/2019

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and the first Prime Minister from Scotland following the Act of Union, died on 10 ...

10/03/2019

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Scottish evangelist and faith healer John Alexander Dowie died on 9 March 1907 in Illinois, USA.

09/03/2019

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Glasgow shipbuilder John Elder, inventor of the marine compound steam engine, was born on 8 March 1824.

08/03/2019

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Scottish sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi was born on 7 March 1924 in Leith.

07/03/2019

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