100 Years Ago – 9 March 1921

9 March 1921

The press reported on what later became known as the Kronstadt rebellion, a revolt by a number of Soviet sailors and soldiers against the Bolshevik regime. The Soviet regime suffered heavy losses during the rebellion, which was later quelled when Leon Trotsky sent large numbers of forces to end the insurrection.

It was announced that an outbreak of black rats had been discovered in Leith in Scotland, causing fears that the plague might be spread in the area.

There were concerns raised that the Scottish War Memorial to those who had died during the First World War was being mismanaged, but the official committee confirmed that work was still underway with the plans. They called for more donations to be made to fund the project which was being constructed within Edinburgh Castle.