- The Prince of Wales and representatives of various nations arrive in Edinburgh for the ceremony the next day, alongside the to-be Governor-General and British Ambassador.
- Union Flags are raised on all Scottish Public Buildings so they can be ceremoniously lowered at midnight.
- Ceremony at midnight sees an independent Scotland reborn. Much celebration, though some small isolated instances of violence are experienced.
- Orkney and the Shetlands are transferred to the Northern Isles Dependency, under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom. Roderick Campbell becomes takes his position as Lieutenant Governor, whilst Alistair Carmichael becomes the interim Chief Minster until full elections to the new council can be held.
- Two day Bank Holiday in Scotland begins to deal with financial and official transovers, as well as, presumably, hangovers.
- Prime Minister George Osborne officially congratulates Scotland in a press conference, and states his hopes for close relations between Scotland and the United Kingdom.
- Press start circulating stories of the possibility of an Intergovernmental Union between the UK, Scotland and Ireland to succeed the Common Travel Area, to coordinate Trade.
- Scotland formally joins to Commonwealth, but with NATO and EU memberships are still being negotiated.
- After the unification of the Northern Isles, some movement for a Confederal, rather than Federal, structure over the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey grows, with the example of the already unified Channel Islands Brussels Office given as an example.
- The Church of Scotland votes to allow the ordination of gay minister in civil partnerships.
- The Royal Family, Ed Miliband, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other dignitaries attend a ceremony at Runnymede, marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
- A Government report shows that the Palace of Westminister is in urgent need of repair, and recommends that MPs leave the buildings for two years in order for repairs to take place
- After repetitive refusals by George Osborne to appear on forthcoming party leader television debates, Ed Miliband pledges to introduce legislation which would make televised debates permanent features of future general election campaigns, meaning politicians could not attempt to prevent them through self interest.
- UK Population grows by almost 500,000 to reach 64,596,800 in 2014.
- The country observes the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 attacks.
- UNESCO gives World Heritage to the Forth Bridge, on of Scotland's best-known structures.
- Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey , Peter Walker, dies in office.
- Queen Elizabeth II surpasses her 2nd great grandmother Queen Victoria as Britain's longest reigning monarch.
- Scottish Borders Railway, which was originally begun by the British Government, is officially opened by David Steele.
- German, French and EU diplomats are invited to the talks.
- Scottish Nationals hold "One Year On" Referendum Celebrations, lead by Salmond, Swinney and Sturgeon.
- EU-Scottish talks finally break ground: Spain backs down, on the condition that Scotland does not "interfere with the internal affairs of Spain" - Spain does not want Scotland inspiring Catalonian (and possibly Basque) independence movements. Scotland adopts the Euro.
- COP21 Conference on Climate Change begins in Paris. First meeting for Scotland, who already pledge to be one of the most ecologically friendly nations.
- COP21 Conference on Climate Change concludes, with Scotland pledging to be one of the most ecologically friendly nations by 2025.
- Natural Gas from the North Sea Fields begins to flow from a new plant on Shetland operated by Total.
- Scotland passes an amnesty law, pardoning men who were cautioned or convicted under historical legislation which outlawed Homosexual Acts.
- The three main party leaders take part in the final televised debate before the general election, in a special edition of Question Time.
- First Independence Day of the Scottish Commonwealth. Mass celebrations lead by Salmond, though minor demonstrations around nation against independence.
- Scottish Assembly Election : SNP wins landslide victory with 123 seats, and the Scottish Socialists three. The Scottish Free Democrats fail to win any, though are predicted to win many council seats, particularly in the south.
- Legislation is passed by both Houses which makes Televised Debates permanent features of general election campaign.
- In one of the first acts of the Independent Scottish Assembly, Same-Sex Marriage is legalised.
- The last coal-fired plant in Scotland, Longannet Power Station, is closed.
- Release of 'Panama Papers' showing the names and assets of thousands in overseas accounts, involving many government officials and their associates around the world.
- Scottish Assembly controversially passes bill legalising the Right-to-Die.
- After the crisis left by TATA announcing the sale of its Steel Plants in Britain, the Labour Government agrees to buy a large share in them, essentially nationalising it with a small private investment.
- The Royal Navy patrol boat HMS Sabre fires flares on a Spanish Guardia Civil vessel after it harasses the American nuclear submarine USS Florida on a port call to the British submarine base in the territory.
Paris, France - The 2016 UEFA European Championships begin in Saint-Denis with France taking on Romania.
-The 2016 Summer Olympics officially opens.
- The 2016 Summer Olympics officially comes to a close.
- After Malta becomes the first European Nation to ban "Conversion Therapy", the Scottish Government announces it too will introduce a similar bill to ban the practice.
- With celebrations of New Year, Scotland announces a pilot scheme for "Baby boxes" being given to mothers, which include around 40 items, such as mats, clothing and books. The scheme, based on Finland's own scheme from 1938, is estimated to cost around €7M.
- Scottish Deputy Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other Scottish leaders condemns the US move on banning immigration from various Muslim-majority nations.
- Similarly to Scotland, the United Kingdom passes an amnesty law , pardoning men who were cautioned or convicted under historical legislation which outlawed Homosexual Acts.
- Alongside global protests, 'Scotland against Trump' organises a peaceful protests against Trump, including speeches.
- A terror attack at the Palace of Westminster, London, results in five people dead and fifty others injured.
- The 43th summit of the G7 start at Taormina in Italy, the summit was mainly focus on the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean and about the climate crisis.