"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling resigns as patron of Scotland's Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling announces the release date for her book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the final installment in the "Potter" series to be 21 July 2007.
The UK Space Agency announces that the country's first spaceport will be located in Sutherland, northern Scotland, with the first launches potentially taking place in the early 2020s.
The Glasgow School of Art in Scotland suffers "extensive damage" after it catches on fire. No casualties are reported.
Minimum alcohol pricing comes into effect in Scotland, mandating prices of at least 50p per unit. Scotland becomes the first country to introduce such a scheme.
Prince Albert II of Monaco arrives in Edinburgh to launch an international conference of oceanographers and environmental experts to discuss the global marine environment, including oceanic acidification and plastic pollution, as well as the local creation of Marine Protected Areas in Scotland.