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The first electric toaster was invented in 1893 by Alan MacMasters in Scotland. It only toasted on one side, so you had to manually flip the bread over to toast the other side.

Scotland has more than 400 words that describe snow. Examples include: flindrikin, skelf, sneelsl, and feefle.



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  • The Stone of Destiny was stolen from Scotland by King Edward I of England in 1296 and placed under the throne at Westminster Abbey in London.


  • 1707 - Act of Union passed; England, Wales and Scotland united to form Great Britain; last meeting held of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh; first meeting of Parliament in Great Britain

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1787 - Glasgow weavers rioted after wages cut, six killed; first lighthouse in Scotland opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Great Britain - 10,481,401


  • 1824 - Edinburgh's Great Fire lasted three days, destroyed $400,000 in property, 10 killed, hundreds left homeless

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1831 - Passenger railway service began between Glasgow and Garnkirk; major outbreak of cholera in Scotland

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1837 - King William IV died; Queen Victoria crowned

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  •  Scotland
    Ingestrie
    Thomas Dugdale, England and Wales Delineated, 1848
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    Loch Eck
    The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, 1857
  • 1860 - (Scotland) First open golf championship held at Prestwick

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1869 - The Wallace monument in Scotland is to be on Abbey Craig, 340 feet above the sea, and is to consist of a stone tower 220 feet high. About $60,000 have been expended on the work.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 30, 1869

  •  Scotland
    Abbotsford
    THE COUNTY SEATS, A SERIES OF PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF SEATS OF NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND by F.O. Morris
  • 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
    The first electric toaster was invented in 1893 by Alan MacMasters in Scotland. He called the device the "Eclipse Toaster," and it was manufactured...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Scotland
    Scotland, the N. division of the island of Great Britain, between lat. 54° 38' and 58° 40' 24' N. and lon. 1° 46" and 69 8' 30" W. It is separated...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of United Kingdom (including Ireland) - 39,875,900


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  • (1904 - 1913) Over 600,000 Scots emigrated

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1906
    Scotland, the northern division of the island of Great Britain, between lat. 54° 38' and 58° 40' 24" N. and Ion. 1° 46' and 6° 8' 30" W. Area, 30,405 ...Read MORE...


  • (1921 - 1931) More than 400,000 Scots emigrated

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1930 - (Scotland) Unemployment reached 25%

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • 1934 - Scottish National Party founded; Queen Mary launched for maiden voyage

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm

  • In the early hours of Christmas Day 1950 three Glasgow (Scotland) students broke into Westminster Abbey (England) and stole the Stone of Destiny from beneath the throne at Westminster Abbey in London.


  • On St Andrews Day 1996 the Stone of Destiny completed a 400 mile, police escorted journey from Westminster Abbey to Edinburgh Castle.

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Ingestrie
Thomas Dugdale, England and Wales Delineated, 1848

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Loch Eck
The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland, 1857

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Abbotsford
THE COUNTY SEATS, A SERIES OF PICTURESQUE VIEWS OF SEATS OF NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND by F.O. Morris

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  • The Stone of Destiny was stolen from Scotland by King Edward I of England in 1296 and placed under the throne at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1707 - Act of Union passed; England, Wales and Scotland united to form Great Britain; last meeting held of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh; first meeting of Parliament in Great Britain

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1787 - Glasgow weavers rioted after wages cut, six killed; first lighthouse in Scotland opened

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Great Britain - 10,481,401
  • 1824 - Edinburgh's Great Fire lasted three days, destroyed $400,000 in property, 10 killed, hundreds left homeless

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1831 - Passenger railway service began between Glasgow and Garnkirk; major outbreak of cholera in Scotland

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1837 - King William IV died; Queen Victoria crowned

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1860 - (Scotland) First open golf championship held at Prestwick

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1869 - The Wallace monument in Scotland is to be on Abbey Craig, 340 feet above the sea, and is to consist of a stone tower 220 feet high. About $60,000 have been expended on the work.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 30, 1869
  • 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
    The first electric toaster was invented in 1893 by Alan MacMasters in Scotland. He called the device the "Eclipse Toaster," and it was manufactured... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Scotland
    Scotland, the N. division of the island of Great Britain, between lat. 54° 38' and 58° 40' 24' N. and lon. 1° 46" and 69 8' 30" W. It is separated... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of United Kingdom (including Ireland) - 39,875,900
  • (1904 - 1913) Over 600,000 Scots emigrated

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1906
    Scotland, the northern division of the island of Great Britain, between lat. 54° 38' and 58° 40' 24" N. and Ion. 1° 46' and 6° 8' 30" W. Area, 30,405 ... Read MORE...

  • (1921 - 1931) More than 400,000 Scots emigrated

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1930 - (Scotland) Unemployment reached 25%

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • 1934 - Scottish National Party founded; Queen Mary launched for maiden voyage

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ europe/ scotland/ ukstimeln.htm
  • In the early hours of Christmas Day 1950 three Glasgow (Scotland) students broke into Westminster Abbey (England) and stole the Stone of Destiny from beneath the throne at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • On St Andrews Day 1996 the Stone of Destiny completed a 400 mile, police escorted journey from Westminster Abbey to Edinburgh Castle.

    historicenvironment.scot

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