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Secretary of State for Scotland

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the chief minister in the government of the United Kingdom with responsibilites for Scotland, at the head of the Scotland Office (formerly The Scottish Office). The post was first created in 1709 shortly after the union of the English and Scottish parliaments but after 1746 the position lapsed following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion and responsibility for Scotland was transferred to the Northern Department, and after 1782 to the Home Office. Flag of Scotland Ratio 3:5 430 × 260 pixels 2041 bytes There is an alternate flag with a lighter blue coloring: File links The following pages link to this file: Aberdeenshire (unitary) Angus Act of Union 1707 Aviemore Achiltibuie Cross Chelsea F.C. England England national football team Fulham F... // Overview Scotland is one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ... The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba in Gaelic, Scots Pairlament in Scots) is the national unicameral legislature of Scotland. ... The term Scottish Executive is used in two distinct but closely related senses. ... The First Minister (Prìomh Mhinistear in Scots Gaelic) is the leader of Scotlands national home rule government, the Scottish Executive, which was established in 1999 along with the reconstituted Scottish Parliament. ... The Presiding Officer (Oifigear-Riaghlaidh in Scots Gaelic) is the person elected by the Members of the Scottish Parliament to chair their meetings. ... Her Majestys Advocate, known as the Lord Advocate (Morair Tagraidh in Scots Gaelic), was the chief legal adviser of the United Kingdom Government and the Crown in Scotland for both civil and criminal matters until the passing of the Scotland Act 1998. ... Her Majestys Solicitor General for Scotland (Àrd-neach-lagha a Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Crown and the Scottish Executive on Scots Law. ... ... Before 1975 local government in Scotland was organised on the county system. ... The polling date for the second Scottish Parliament election was held on May 1, 2003. ... Parties represented in the Scottish Parliament (in order of number of representatives): Labour Party - Centre-left, unionist - 50 MSPs Scottish National Party (SNP) - Centre-left, pro-independence- 27 MSPs Conservative and Unionist Party - Centre-right, unionist - 18 MSPs Liberal Democrats - Centre, federalist - 17 MSPs Scottish Green Party - Environmentalist, pro-independence... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... The Scotland Office (Oifis na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a department of the United Kingdom government, responsible for reserved Scottish affairs. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The Scotland Office (Oifis na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a department of the United Kingdom government, responsible for reserved Scottish affairs. ... The Secretary of State for the Northern Department was a position in the Cabinet of the government of United Kingdom up to 1782. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ...


By 1885 the job had become too onerous and a separate post of Secretary for Scotland was created, which was usually (though not always) in the Cabinet. In 1926 this post was upgraded to a full Secretary of State appointment. 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Secretary for Scotland was the former title of the chief minister in charge of the Scotland Office in the United Kingdom government. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ...


Also, John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale served as Secretary of State for Scotland from 1660 to 1679, but was unique in that sense. John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale (May 24, 1616-1682), eldest surviving son of John Maitland, 2nd Lord Maitland of Thirlestane (d. ... Events Expulsion of the Carib indigenous people from Martinique by French occupying forces. ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ...


The 1999 Scottish devolution has meant The Scottish Office's powers were divided, with most transferred to the new Scottish Executive or to other UK Government Departments, leaving only limited role for the new Scotland Office. Consequently the role of Secretary of State for Scotland has been diminished. The current incumbent, Alastair Darling holds the post whilst simultaneously (and separately) being Secretary of State for Transport. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Devolution or home rule is the granting of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ... The term Scottish Executive is used in two distinct but closely related senses. ... The Scotland Office (Oifis na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a department of the United Kingdom government, responsible for reserved Scottish affairs. ... The Right Honourable Alistair Darling (born November 28, 1953) is a British politician for the Labour Party, and is Secretary of State for Transport and separately Secretary of State for Scotland He entered Parliament in 1987 as MP for Edinburgh Central. ... The Secretary of State for Transport is the member of the cabinet responsible for the British Department for Transport. ...

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Secretary of State in Scotland after the Union

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Secretaries of State for Scotland 1707-1746

James Douglas (18 December 1662-6 July 1711), 2nd Duke of Queensberry and 1st Duke of Dover was a Scottish nobleman. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... // Events February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 92 days remaining, as the final day of September. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... // Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. ... James Graham, 1st Duke of Montrose (1682-7, January, 1742) was a Scottish aristocratic statesman in the early eighteenth century. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... // Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. ... // Events September 1 - King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, leaving the throne of his exhausted and indebted country to his great-grandson Louis XV. Regent for the new, five years old monarch is Philippe dOrléans, nephew of Louis XIV. September - First of... December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events Natchez, one of the oldest towns on the Mississippi, founded. ... Events February 8 - Catherine I became empress of Russia February 20 - The first reported case of white men scalping Native Americans takes place in New Hampshire colony. ... Events 10 Downing Street becomes the official residence of the United Kingdoms Prime Minister when Robert Walpole moves in. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events January 8 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling April 16 - Battle of Culloden brings an end to the Jacobite Risings October 22 - The College of New Jersey is founded (it becomes Princeton University in 1896) October 28 - An earthquake demolishes Lima and Callao, in Peru Catharine de Ricci (born 1522...

Secretaries for Scotland

His Grace The Duke of Richmond and Lennox Charles Henry Gordon_Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Gordon (February 27, 1818 - September 27, 1903) was a British politician. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Sir George Otto Trevelyan, Bt (20 July 1838 - 17 August 1928) was an English statesman and author and the only son of Sir Charles Trevelyan. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... Sir John William Ramsay (1847 - 1887), 13th Earl of Dalhousie was a British politician. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... The Right Honourable Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC (25 July 1848–19 March 1930) was a British statesman and the thirty-third Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Schomberg Henry Kerr (1833 - 1900), 9th Marquis of Lothian, was a British diplomat and politician. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Sir George Otto Trevelyan, Bt (20 July 1838 - 17 August 1928) was an English statesman and author and the only son of Sir Charles Trevelyan. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Alexander Hugh Bruce, 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, KT, GCMG (January 13, 1849) - (July 6, 1921) was a Scottish Conservative politician and statesman. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in Leap years). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Andrew Graham Murray, 1st Viscount Dunedin (21 November 1849–21 August 1942) was a Scottish politician and judge. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in Leap years). ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Missing image Lord Linlithgow John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, 7th Earl of Hopetoun (25 September 1860 - 29 February 1908), first Governor-General of Australia, was born at Queensferry, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, on 25 September 1860, the eldest son of the sixth Earl of Hopetoun. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland (7 July 1860 – 11 January 1925) was a Scottish politican. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... Thomas Mackinnon Wood (1855–26 March 1927) was a British Liberal politician. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Harold Tennant (1865–9 November 1935) was a British Liberal politician. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Robert Munro, Baron Alness (28 May 1868 – 6 October 1955) was a Scottish politician. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson The Right Honourable Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar of Raith, KBE, PC (6 March 1860 - 30 March 1934), sixth Governor-General of Australia, was probably the most politically influential holder of this post. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Adamson (1863–1936) was born in Dunfermline, Scotland and worked as a miner in Fife where he became involved with the National Union of Mineworkers. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Right Honourable Sir John Gilmour, 2nd Baronet (1876-1940) was a British Conservative politician who was the first Secretary of State for Scotland. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Secretaries of State for Scotland


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