Scotland in History (Part 3)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events

Events 201 - 248 of 248

  • 1970-07-25 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1971-01-02 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • 1971-03-09 Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response
  • 1972-05-24 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona
  • 1973-12-25 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
  • 1979-03-17 The Penmanshiel Tunnel in Berwickshire, Scotland, collapses during engineering works, killing two workers
  • 1979-08-20 The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
  • 1983-05-11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1986-07-24 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1986-08-02 13th Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1988-12-21 Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
  • 1990-04-24 Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 1992-10-04 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
  • 1994-06-02 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
  • 1995-12-30 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
  • 1996-03-13 At Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. As a result handguns were banned in the UK.
  • 1996-07-03 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey

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1997-02-22 Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland

  • 1997-02-23 Scientists in Scotland announce they have cloned an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
  • 1997-09-11 After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.
  • 1998-12-26 Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
  • 1999-05-12 Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
  • 1999-07-01 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 2000-06-21 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote
  • 2001-01-31 In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely

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2004-06-23 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 2005-12-20 The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.
  • 2006-03-26 In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
  • 2006-08-10 Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.
  • 2007-05-04 The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.
  • 2007-05-16 Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.
  • 2007-06-30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2008-10-13 HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.
  • 2012-04-23 Rangers F.C. owner, Craig Whyte, is banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football
  • 2012-07-13 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • 2013-01-19 Four climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • 2013-03-24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
  • 2013-05-20 The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers
  • 2014-02-04 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland
  • 2014-05-17 St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0
  • 2014-07-23 2oth Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2014-09-18 Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom
  • 2014-09-28 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • 2015-01-04 Gary Anderson of Scotland wins the PDC World Darts Championship
  • 2015-05-02 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

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2017-06-15 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenwell Tower fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 671


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1866-10-12 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1937)

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1867-08-13 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
  • 1868-06-07 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1869-03-16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1869-08-31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • 1870-08-04 Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
  • 1870-12-21 Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
  • 1873-04-11 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1955)
  • 1874-02-20 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
  • 1874-07-24 Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • 1875-08-26 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
  • 1875-12-03 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1876-03-23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1876-04-17 Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
  • 1876-09-06 John J R Macleod, Scottish/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923)
  • 1878-01-20 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers), born in Edinburgh (d. 1968)
  • 1878-06-26 Ernest Torrence, actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1878-07-08 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
  • 1879-12-16 William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)
  • 1880-01-25 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)
  • 1880-07-14 Donald Meek, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1880-07-27 Donald Crisp, Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)
  • 1880-08-24 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scottish baron/diplomat

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1881-08-06 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize 1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

  • 1882-05-30 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • 1882-07-08 Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal
  • 1886-04-21 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1888-02-02 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)

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1888-08-14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1889-09-25 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
  • 1891-05-07 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • 1892-03-25 Andy Clyde, Scotland, actor (George-Real McCoys, Cully-Lassie)
  • 1892-04-04 Cyril Smith, Peterhead Scotland, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot)

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1892-04-13 Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist (pioneered radar and radio direction finding), born in Brechin, Scotland (d. 1973)

Physicist and radar pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and radar pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • 1892-08-11 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892-11-05 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)
  • 1893-08-10 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • 1894-04-23 George Renevant, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France
  • 1895-05-19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • 1896-07-19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1897-03-25 John Laurie, Dumfries Scotland, actor (Jericho, Island of Desire)
  • 1898-07-18 John Stuart, actor (Number 17), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1899-03-08 Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
  • 1899-09-21 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 1986)
  • 1900-02-08 John Cameron, Scottish judge, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1901-01-14 Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
  • 1901-06-29 Frieda Inescort, actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1901-08-13 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1902-03-27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • 1902-06-03 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • 1903-08-23 William Primrose, violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1904-10-20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1905-06-15 James Robertson Justice, Scotland, actor (Above Us the Waves)
  • 1905-08-20 Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1905-08-24 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
  • 1906-07-18 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh (d. 1997)
  • 1907-08-13 Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
  • 1908-01-20 Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • 1908-03-05 Sophie Stewart, Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)
  • 1908-08-23 Hannah Frank, Scottish Artist and Sculptor
  • 1909-05-26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • 1909-06-02 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, born in Brechin (d. 2006)
  • 1909-09-29 Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1910-11-14 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1911-03-11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1911-03-17 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • 1911-07-09 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • 1911-08-03 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1912-01-19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • 1912-04-16 David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)
  • 1913-03-06 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1914-04-29 Ewan Roberts, actress (Pvt Benjamin), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1914-05-26 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1915-01-25 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton (d. 1989)
  • 1915-03-29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist
  • 1915-05-27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1916-01-04 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1916-10-28 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, born in Inverness (d. 1994)
  • 1917-02-25 Alex Gordon, Welsh architect, born in Ayr, Scotland
  • 1917-05-07 David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
  • 1917-05-18 James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)
  • 1918-01-01 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)

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1918-02-01 Muriel Spark, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 1918-09-27 James McCallion, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1919-05-01 Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • 1919-05-21 Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
  • 1920-01-26 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920-01-28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1920-03-04 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
  • 1920-03-08 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920-04-27 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet
  • 1921-09-16 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
  • 1921-09-30 Deborah Kerr, actress (The King & I, Night of Iguana), born in Helensburg Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1922-04-28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • 1922-10-05 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1923-01-15 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-06 Elizabeth Sellars, actress (Chalk Garden), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1923-06-16 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1923-12-19 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924-06-09 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 354

  • 1890-05-07 James Nasmyth, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer, dies at 81
  • 1892-03-01 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60
  • 1892-11-15 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish serial killer, is executed at 42
  • 1892-12-11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • 1893-09-03 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)

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1894-12-03 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

  • 1895-08-02 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • 1897-03-11 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • 1904-04-16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • 1907-05-19 Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, dies at 67
  • 1907-08-16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)

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1907-12-17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • 1908-03-11 Peter Milne, Scottish composer, dies at 83
  • 1911-05-21 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)
  • 1912-07-20 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), dies at 68

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1914-12-24 John Muir, Scottish naturalist, dies of pneumonia at 76

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • 1915-01-13 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • 1915-03-31 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (b. 1882)
  • 1915-07-22 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
  • 1915-10-22 Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • 1917-05-20 Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (b. 1887)
  • 1918-03-10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61

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1919-08-11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1921-10-23 John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81

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1922-08-02 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British American inventor (telephone), dies of diabetes complications at 75

  • 1923-03-27 Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
  • 1924-12-27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • 1928-12-10 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (b. 1868)
  • 1929-03-05 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)
  • 1933-05-21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • 1934-08-10 John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • 1935-01-07 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79
  • 1935-04-28 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • 1935-09-28 W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1941-05-07 Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
  • 1945-02-21 Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic-gold 1924), dies at 43

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1946-06-14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1946-11-18 Donald Meek, Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • 1948-08-10 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • 1950-02-26 Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
  • 1951-09-09 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • 1952-06-16 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • 1955-01-07 Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88

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1955-03-11 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1955-06-06 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (b. 1875)
  • 1955-07-02 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • 1957-09-02 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
  • 1958-09-11 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • 1958-11-06 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • 1960-03-27 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • 1962-04-12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1964-12-01 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1965-09-05 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1968-04-07 Jim Clark, Scottish F1 World Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, dies in an accident during a race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1968-05-09 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • 1971-06-25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • 1972-02-19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)

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1973-08-31 John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

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1973-12-05 Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist (pioneered radar and radio direction finding), dies at 81

Physicist and radar pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and radar pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • 1973-12-06 Robert A Watson-Watt, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81
  • 1975-04-03 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • 1976-02-21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • 1978-01-18 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
  • 1978-09-09 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1981-01-06 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (b. 1896)
  • 1981-09-29 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
  • 1982-02-04 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • 1982-05-01 William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
  • 1983-09-24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1984-04-15 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • 1985-07-09 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1985-12-12 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47
  • 1986-02-06 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th Salvation Army General, dies at 86
  • 1987-02-02 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1989-08-23 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1989-10-22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • 1991-05-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1992-02-16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • 1992-06-25 James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
  • 1993-10-04 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • 1994-01-20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 1994-03-17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • 1994-08-14 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder, dies at 67
  • 1994-09-26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 1995-01-14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68

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1995-02-23 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1995-03-16 Lord Lovat, [Shimi], Scottish landowner, dies at 83
  • 1996-01-23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • 1996-05-30 John Cameron, Scottish judge, dies at 96
  • 1996-06-15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • 1996-07-24 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • 1997-01-22 Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (b. 1957)
  • 1997-09-04 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, dies at 91
  • 1997-12-07 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer dies at 54 from a suspected heart attack
  • 1998-12-21 Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931)
  • 1999-01-11 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)