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  Scotland referendum, 1979 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scotland referendum of 1979 was a post-legislative referendum held in Scotland only, over whether there was support for Scotland Act 1978, which if passed would have created an assembly for Scotland.
There were special conditions on the referendum in the Act which said that for the Act not to be repealed, at least 40% of the electorate would have to vote Yes in the referendum.
The referendum was held on March 1, 1979.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scotland_referendum,_1979   (462 words)

  
 Scotland referendum, 1997 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scotland referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative referendum held in Scotland only, over whether there was support for the creation of a parliament for Scotland and whether there was support for a parliament with tax varying powers.
The referendum was a manifesto commitment of the Labour Party and was held in their first term after the United Kingdom general election, 1997.
This was the second referendum held in Scotland over the question of devolution, the first being the Scotland referendum, 1979.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scotland_referendum,_1997   (255 words)

  
 ::Scotland and Devolution::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Scotland was promised a referendum on devolution by the Labour Party in the build up to the 1997 election.
This manifesto promise was carried out in 1997 just four months after the general election and a process of devolution was started for Scotland which lead to a Scottish Parliament based in Edinburgh coming into being in 1999.
Scotland was fully brought into the Union with the Act of Union signed in 1707.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /scotland_and_devolution.htm   (1496 words)

  
 The Militant - 9/22/97 -- Debate Grows As Vote On Scotland Nears   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A positive vote would lead to the establishment of an elected assembly, without law-making or tax-raising powers, as is intended in Scotland, but which would essentially legislate rules and regulations for the implementation of laws passed in Westminster, and advise on proposals to be put to the UK parliament.
The general hatred of Thatcher in Scotland, as the person who introduced the Poll Tax and cuts in social spending, is so great that her visit was seen as a boost for the "Yes," rather than the "No" campaign.
In Scotland, polls are showing a much wider majority in favor of the creation of a Scottish parliament, but a much closer vote is likely on the right of the parliament to vary the basic rate of tax by as much as 3 percent.
www.themilitant.com /1997/6132/6132_7.html   (528 words)

  
 CNN - Scots break with tradition to vote on new parliament - September 11, 1997
EDINBURGH, Scotland (CNN) -- Scots headed to the polls Thursday to vote on whether to form their own Parliament, a historic referendum that could end 290 years of English rule.
The referendum is being held on one of the most emotive dates on the Scottish calendar, the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, when Scottish forces led by William Wallace routed the English army.
Scottish newspapers were almost unanimous in declaring the referendum a historic moment, and urged readers to vote in favor of a Parliament.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9709/11/scotland.ref   (563 words)

  
 Referenda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Scotland remained in the EEC (No 40 % rule was applied in this case).
A minority of Welsh (12% of the electorate) voted in favour of a Welsh Assembly.
Scotland voted in favour of a Scottish Parliament with tax raising powers by a large majority.
www.alba.org.uk /referenda/index.html   (283 words)

  
 ScotClans - Scottish History - 1997 Second Referendum
In 1997 after nearly 20 years of Conservative rule a labour government swept to power with a landslide victory over largely disorganised opposition.
The controversy that had surrounded the 1979 referendum was less of an issue this time around and the West Lothian question was more a subject for intellectual debate than political policy.
Following this result, the Scotland Bill was introduced in Parliament in January 1998 and became law as the Scotland Act in November that year.
www.scotclans.com /history/1997_referendum2.html   (328 words)

  
 Scotland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Scotland is divided into three physical regions—the Highlands; the Central Lowlands, containing two-thirds of the population; and the Southern Uplands.
In a Sept. 1997 referendum, 74% of Scotland voted in favor of their own parliament, which controls most domestic affairs, including health, education, and transportation, and has powers to legislate and raise taxes.
Alexander I, king of Scotland - Alexander I, 1078?–1124, king of Scotland (1107–24), son of Malcolm III and St....
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0777806.html   (753 words)

  
 Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Act 1997
An Act to make provision for the holding of a referendum in Scotland on the establishment and tax-varying powers of a Scottish Parliament and a referendum in Wales on the establishment of a Welsh Assembly; and for expenditure in preparation for a Scottish Parliament or a Welsh Assembly.
- (1) On 18th September 1997, a referendum shall be held in Wales on the establishment of a Welsh Assembly.
(3) Those entitled to vote in the referendum shall be the persons who, on the date of the referendum, would be entitled to vote as electors at an election for a county council or county borough council in Wales.
www.opsi.gov.uk /ACTS/acts1997/97061--a.htm   (612 words)

  
 Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Act 1997
The provisions of this Schedule shall have effect in relation to the referendums under sections 1 and 2.
(3) For the referendum in Scotland, the two forms of ballot paper shall be of different colours.
(b) in the case of the referendum in Scotland, either or both of the forms of ballot paper.
www.opsi.gov.uk /ACTS/acts1997/97061--d.htm   (1335 words)

  
 It's Kilt Day! Holiday Info.
Scotland had significant representation in what we now consider to have been the "English Colonies in America." The New Jersey and Stuart's Town (in what is now South Carolina) Settlements and an ambitious Panamanian settlement plan were all heavily influenced and supported by the Kingdom of Scotland in the 1600's.
The Massacre of Glencoe occurred in Glen Coe, Scotland early in the morning on February 13, 1692, during the era of the Glorious Revolution and Jacobitism.
The aftermath was to have dire consequences for Scotland.
www.kiltday.com /holiday.htm   (2274 words)

  
 SkyMinds.Net (Scottish Politics: the Scottish Parliament)
On May 1st 1997, a general election took place in the UK.
September 11th 1997: referendum in Scotland on devolution.
It became the Scotland Act in 1998, which defines the Scottish Parliament, its rules...
www.skyminds.net /politics/scot_parliament.php   (459 words)

  
 Devolution referendum 97 result   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I have been doing some work developing my website (which is now at http://www.election.demon.co.uk/election.html) and while preparing the results of the Scottish Parliament referendum I discovered a fairly big discrepancy in the count from Fife Council.
Their reply suggests it may have resulted from voters demanding only the ballot paper for the second question, though presiding officers were instructed to give all voters both ballot papers, and such people would be marked as voting and therefore included anyway.
The Scottish Office verified that the results which were issued were those which were certified by the counting officer in Fife and so they represent the result of the referendum in spite of being inaccurate.
www.alba.org.uk /referenda/devovote.html   (411 words)

  
 A Post Referendum Assessment
Television coverage showed several hundred locals throwing beer bottles and generally reacting angrily to the referendum results from Cardiff.
Prime Minister Tony Blair went to Scotland when its referendum was passed by an overwhelming majority, but he didn’t make a visit to Wales to acknowledge the Welsh narrow margin of victory.
Proponents of the assembly said that the referendum would permit local people to make decisions that affect their lives, with greater accountability than the Welsh office that now runs Wales’ affairs out of London.
www.cbc.ca /newsinreview/nov97/scotland/postref.html   (284 words)

  
 Scottish Independence Web Server   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
1997-09-01    Thatcher hints at English hatred for Scotland
1997-05-22    Dash to devolution if referendum vote is yes, says Dewar
1997-05-16    Autumn referendums for Scots and Welsh
www.forscotland.com /1997-si.html   (112 words)

  
 Vanderbilt Television News Archive: Programs broadcast in September 1997
The following programs are available in the collection of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive from September 1997:
-- CBS Evening News -- Sep 01, 1997: (Commercial: Fixodent; Charles Schwab; Ret.
-- NBC Evening News -- Sep 06, 1997: Good Night [Scenes from the funeral day & Diana's life shown while Elton John is heard singing his memorial song.]
openweb.tvnews.vanderbilt.edu /1997-9   (11673 words)

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