[tz] Europe/Glasgow looming?

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Thu Aug 14 19:41:38 UTC 2014

Yesterday the BBC reported that Scottish independence could mean 
Scotland will part ways with the rest of the UK in the matter of time 
zones, which presumably would mean we'd need a Zone for Europe/Glasgow.

The article does not discuss what might ensue in Ireland.

Webber E. Scottish independence: Could vote help shift the debate on 
clocks? BBC News 2014-08-13. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28744490

As a historical note, the article gives 1840 for the "first recorded 
occasion when local times in different parts of the UK were synchronised 
... by the Great Western Railway".  This refers to GWR's November 1840 
order that London time be used in all its timetables and stations.  For 
more, see:

Carradice P. The Great Western Railway creates standard time. BBC Wales 

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