[tz] Europe/Glasgow looming?
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
Carradice P. The Great Western Railway creates standard time. BBC Wales
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