Alternative History
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March

14th March

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Edinburgh, Scotland

- 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.

15th March

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Edinburgh, Scotland

- 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.

NorthernIsles.PNG The Northern Islands

- 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.

16th-17th March

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Edinburgh, Scotland

- Two day Bank Holiday in Scotland begins to deal with financial and official transovers, as well as, presumably, hangovers.

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg London, United Kingdom

- 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.

United Nations Flag.PNG United Nations and Others

- Scotland is officially welcomed to the United Nations, with it's representative sitting between Saudi Arabia and Senegal. The rUK takes the UK's seat on the Security Council.

- Scotland formally joins to Commonwealth, but with NATO and EU memberships are still being negotiated.

Flag of Guernsey.svg Flag of Jersey.svg Channel Islands

- 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.

May

16th May

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- The Church of Scotland votes to allow the ordination of gay minister in civil partnerships.

June

15th June

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svgUnited Kingdom

- 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.

18th June

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svgUnited Kingdom

- 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

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg London, United Kingdom

- 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.

25th June

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- UK Population grows by almost 500,000 to reach 64,596,800 in 2014.

July

7th July

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg London, United Kingdom

- The country observes the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 attacks.

5th July

Flag of Scotland.svg United Nations Flag.PNG Scotland

- UNESCO gives World Heritage to the Forth Bridge, on of Scotland's best-known structures.

September

6th September

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey , Peter Walker, dies in office.

9th September

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- Queen Elizabeth II surpasses her 2nd great grandmother Queen Victoria as Britain's longest reigning monarch.

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- Scottish Borders Railway, which was originally begun by the British Government, is officially opened by David Steele.

16th September

Flag of Belgium.svg Brussels, Belgium

- German, French and EU diplomats are invited to the talks.

19th September

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- Scottish Nationals hold "One Year On" Referendum Celebrations, lead by Salmond, Swinney and Sturgeon.

23rd September

Flag of Europe.svg European Union

- 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.

November

27th November

Flag of France.svg Paris, France

- COP21 Conference on Climate Change begins in Paris. First meeting for Scotland, who already pledge to be one of the most ecologically friendly nations.

December

12th December

Flag of France.svg Paris, France

- COP21 Conference on Climate Change concludes, with Scotland pledging to be one of the most ecologically friendly nations by 2025.

2016

January

1st January

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- Scotland celebrates its first New Year as an independent nation since 1707. Governor-General David Steel makes a televised broadcast, as is Elizabeth II's.

February

8th February

NorthernIsles.PNG Shetland, Northern Isles

- Natural Gas from the North Sea Fields begins to flow from a new plant on Shetland operated by Total.

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- Scotland passes an amnesty law, pardoning men who were cautioned or convicted under historical legislation which outlawed Homosexual Acts.

March

4th March

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- The three main party leaders take part in the final televised debate before the general election, in a special edition of Question Time.

15th March

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Edinburgh, Scotland

- First Independence Day of the Scottish Commonwealth. Mass celebrations lead by Salmond, though minor demonstrations around nation against independence.

16th March

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- UK General Election: Labour wins a minority with 279 seats, forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats who hold ten seats. The Tories win 274 seats, while UKIP wins a further ten seats.

20th March

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- 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.

March

23rd March

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg London, United Kingdom

- Legislation is passed by both Houses which makes Televised Debates permanent features of general election campaign.

Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland

- In one of the first acts of the Independent Scottish Assembly, Same-Sex Marriage is legalised.

24th March

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Edinburgh, Scotland

- The last coal-fired plant in Scotland, Longannet Power Station, is closed.

April

3rd April

Global

- Release of 'Panama Papers' showing the names and assets of thousands in overseas accounts, involving many government officials and their associates around the world.

9th April

Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland

- Scottish Assembly controversially passes bill legalising the Right-to-Die.

10th April

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- 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.

May

6th May

USS Florida approaching Gibraltar.

Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar

- 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.

June

10th June

Flag of France.svg Paris, France - The 2016 UEFA European Championships begin in Saint-Denis with France taking on Romania.

August

5th August

Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

-The 2016 Summer Olympics officially opens.

21st August

Flag of Brazil.svg Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

- The 2016 Summer Olympics officially comes to a close.

December

8th December

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- 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.

2017

January

1st January

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- 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.

27th January

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland

- Scottish Deputy Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other Scottish leaders condemns the US move on banning immigration from various Muslim-majority nations.

February

6th February

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg United Kingdom

- Similarly to Scotland, the United Kingdom passes an amnesty law , pardoning men who were cautioned or convicted under historical legislation which outlawed Homosexual Acts.

11th February

Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Edinburgh, Scotland

- Alongside global protests, 'Scotland against Trump' organises a peaceful protests against Trump, including speeches.

March

22nd March

Flag of Great Britain without Scotland (vector).svg London, United Kingdom

- A terror attack at the Palace of Westminster, London, results in five people dead and fifty others injured.

26th March

Flag of Italy.svg Taormina, Italy

- 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.

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