Scotland in History (Part 4)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events

Events 301 - 322 of 322

  • 2015-01-04 Gary Anderson of Scotland beats 16-time world champion Phil Taylor, 7-6 to win his first PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2015-02-01 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Serbian ace Novak Đoković wins an Open era record 5th men's singles crown, beating Scotsman Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

  • 2015-03-21 Ireland retains Six Nations Rugby Championship with 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield; England needs 26 point win over France for title but can only beat Les Bleus, 55-35 at Twickenham
  • 2015-05-02 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership
  • 2016-01-03 Scotsman Gary Anderson retains his PDC World Darts Championship beating Adrian Lewis of England, 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2016-06-05 French Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia beats Scotsman Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to win his first French title

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2016-07-10 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title

  • 2016-11-20 Scotsman Andy Murray breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 win in London over 5-time defending champion Novak Đoković
  • 2017-03-11 England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins
  • 2017-04-08 170th Grand National: Derek Fox wins aboard 14/1 One For Arthur; second ever Scottish-trained winner of the event

Historic Event

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

  • 2017-11-04 Scottish champions Celtic sets new all-time British record (63) for matches undefeated in all domestic football competitions beating St. Johnstone, 4-0 at McDiarmid Park
  • 2018-05-01 Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol

World Record

2018-08-05 English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 2018-08-29 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegations
  • 2018-10-03 Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2018-11-07 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown
  • 2018-12-04 Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone
  • 2019-03-25 British Airways flight from London mistakenly flies to Edinburgh, Scotland instead of Düsseldorf, Germany when wrong flight plan submitted
  • 2019-06-13 Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in lochs) far older than first thought, radiocarbon dated to 3640-3360 BC, older than Stonehenge

Election of Interest

2019-12-12 British General Election won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland.

  • 2020-01-01 Scotland's Peter Wright beats Dutch defending champion Michael Van Gerwen, 7-3 with 102.79 average, 34 x 140s, 11 maximums and 53% on doubles to seal his first PDC World Darts Championship in London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 890

  • 1887-10-24 Victoria von Battenberg, Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII, born in Balmoral Castle, Scotland (d. 1969)

John Logie BairdJohn Logie Baird (1888-1946)

1888-08-13 Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland

  • 1889-07-20 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, British broadcasting executive and 1st director-general of BBC (1927-38), born in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1971)
  • 1889-09-25 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator, born in Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 1930)
  • 1891-05-07 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • 1892-03-25 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1892-04-04 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), born in Peterhead, Scotland (d. 1963)

Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt (1892-1973)

1892-04-13 Scottish physicist and developer of the radar and radio direction finding in WWII, born in Brechin, Scotland

  • 1892-08-11 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892-11-05 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), born in Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • 1893-08-10 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • 1893-12-02 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1894-04-23 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France (d. 1969)
  • 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, Scottish actor (Hamlet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), born in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • 1897-11-01 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1898-04-26 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), born in Deanston, Stirling, Scotland (d. 1972)
  • 1898-05-24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer and illustrator (Orlando), born in Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1898-07-18 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1899-06-24 Bruce Marshall, Scottish writer (Father Malachy's Miracle), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • 1899-08-02 George Malcolm Thomson, British journalist, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1900-09-08 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1900-10-09 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1901-06-29 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1901-08-13 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1902-01-16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
  • 1902-03-27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • 1902-06-03 Edward Wayne, English physician (Queen of Scotland, Wayne score), born in Leeds, England (d. 1990)
  • 1903-08-23 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1982)

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas (1904-1986)

1904-10-20 Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland

  • 1905-03-05 Sophie Stewart, Scottish actress (As You Like It; Under the Red Robe), born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1977)
  • 1905-08-20 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1905-08-24 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), born in Kinleyside, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • 1905-10-09 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1905-10-29 Laurence Dowdall, Scottish lawyer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1906-07-18 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh, Blairgowrie, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1906-11-19 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)
  • 1908-01-20 Ian Peebles, English cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31), born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1908-06-12 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1908-08-23 Hannah Frank, Scottish artist and sculptor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1909-05-26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer forward (Manchester City, Liverpool) and manager (Manchester United 1945-69, 70–71; Scotland 1958), born in Orbiston, Bellshill, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1909-06-02 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, born in Brechin (d. 2006)
  • 1909-09-05 Archie Jackson, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 164), born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1909-11-03 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), born in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1910-04-19 Andrew Gilchrist, British ambassador (Ireland, Indonesia, Iceland), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1910-08-02 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • 1910-11-14 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1910-12-11 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, born in Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • 1911-01-30 Alexander George Ogston, British biochemist, and educator (professor at Australian National University, 1959-70; president of Trinity College - Oxford, 1970-78), born in Bombay, British India (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
  • 1911-05-29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador to the European Economic Community, born in Colinton, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1911-07-09 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish 25th head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1911-08-03 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • 1911-09-27 Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, born in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1911-10-26 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), born in Osgaig, Raasay, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1911-12-24 Malcolm MacEwen, Scottish conservationist & communist activist, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1912-03-13 James Friell, Scottish political cartoonist (Daily Worker), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1912-03-27 Robert Watson Hughes, Scottish-Australian composer, born in Levan, Inverclyde, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1912-04-16 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1912-07-12 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1912-09-08 Alexander Mackendrick, American-born Scottish director (Man in the White Suit, Mandy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1913-03-06 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1969)
  • 1913-05-29 Douglas Black, Scottish physician and medical scientist (played a key role in the development of the National Health Service), born in Delting, Shetland (d. 2002)
  • 1913-07-03 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-25 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1913-08-27 Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, born in Oban, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-08-30 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China (d. 2007)
  • 1914-04-11 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • 1914-04-29 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1983)
  • 1914-05-26 Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1914-08-05 Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • 1915-01-25 Ewan MacColl, Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • 1915-03-29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1915-05-27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1915-06-30 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946)), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1915-10-28 Michael Fraser, British Conservative Party political administrator, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1916-01-16 Frederick Stewart, Scottish geologist, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • 1916-06-18 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1916-06-29 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, born in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 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
  • 1917-03-02 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • 1917-05-18 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1918-01-01 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)

Muriel SparkMuriel Spark (1918-2006)

1918-02-01 Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1918-06-04 (Bulee) "Slim" Gaillard, American jazz singer-songwriter ("Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy Floy)"), born in Claiborne, Alabama (d. 1991)
  • 1918-06-06 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1918-09-07 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 1918-09-27 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • 1918-12-01 Bill Strannigan, American all-round athlete and basketball coach (Uni of Wyoming), born in Dalry, North Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-15 John Junor, Scottish journalist (Sunday Express), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-26 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1920-01-28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1920-03-04 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), born in Bearsden, Dumbartonshire, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1920-03-08 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1920-04-17 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 496

  • 1948-06-21 D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Scottish zoologist and classicist (On Growth & Form), dies at 88
  • 1948-08-10 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • 1950-02-26 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer ("Roamin' in the Gloamin'"), 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)
  • 1952-09-29 John Cobb, British speed record holder (World Land Speed Record 1938-39, 47), dies attempting to break world Water Speed Record at Loch Ness, Scotland, at 52
  • 1955-01-07 Arthur Keith, Scottish anthropologist, dies at 88

Alexander FlemingAlexander Fleming (1881-1955)

1955-03-11 Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize 1945), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1955-06-06 Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter (founder of Australian Tonalism), dies at 79
  • 1955-07-02 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 82
  • 1957-09-02 William Alexander Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur), dies at 90
  • 1958-09-11 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), dies at 84
  • 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

Frank LloydFrank Lloyd (1886-1960)

1960-08-10 Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74

  • 1961-02-08 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), dies at 81
  • 1962-04-12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1963-03-05 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 1964-12-01 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), dies at 72
  • 1965-09-05 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1966-03-25 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • 1967-03-23 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), dies at 61
  • 1967-05-18 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • 1968-04-07 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, World F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1968-05-09 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • 1969-01-02 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), dies at 74
  • 1969-05-01 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56
  • 1971-06-25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • 1972-02-19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), dies at 73
  • 1972-05-24 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), dies at 71

Robert Watson-WattRobert Watson-Watt (1892-1973)

1973-12-05 Scottish physicist and developer of the radar and radio direction finding in WWII, dies at 81

  • 1974-09-23 Robbie Mcintosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band), overdoses at 24
  • 1975-04-03 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers; Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • 1976-02-11 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • 1976-02-21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • 1976-08-19 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • 1978-01-18 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill, dies of cancer at 77
  • 1978-09-09 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 1979-07-24 Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1979-10-17 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), dies at 81
  • 1980-06-23 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamlet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), dies at 83
  • 1981-01-06 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), dies at 84
  • 1981-09-29 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (Liverpool, 1959-74), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1982-02-04 Alex Harvey, Scottish singer (The Electric Cowboys), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1982-05-01 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), dies at 77
  • 1983-01-10 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), dies at 68
  • 1983-09-24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1984-04-15 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer, dies at 58
  • 1985-07-09 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1985-09-10 Jock Stein, Scottish soccer manager (Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian, Scotland [1965, 78-85], Celtic, Leeds United), dies from a pulmonary edema at 62
  • 1985-12-12 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1986-02-06 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th Salvation Army General, dies at 86
  • 1987-01-27 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • 1987-02-02 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (The Guns of Navarone), dies at 64
  • 1987-06-06 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • 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
  • 1989-12-01 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
  • 1990-01-15 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals, The Great Escape), dies after a short illness at 66
  • 1990-04-20 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), dies at 78
  • 1991-05-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1991-07-11 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1991-12-04 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", dies at 78
  • 1992-02-16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • 1992-03-27 Anita Colby [Counihan], American model, actress (Mary of Scotland; Cover Girl; Pepsi Cola Playhouse), beauty coach, and inventor (chair-bed), dies of lung disease at 77
  • 1992-06-25 James Stirling, Scottish architect (Neue Staatsgalerie, 1981 Pritzker Prize), dies at 66
  • 1992-11-07 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), dies at 85
  • 1993-05-27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • 1993-08-03 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • 1993-10-04 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • 1993-12-24 Alexander Mackendrick, American-born Scottish director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • 1994-01-20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer forward (Manchester City, Liverpool) and manager (Manchester United 1945-69, 70–71; Scotland 1958), dies from cancer at 84
  • 1994-03-02 Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-09 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, dies at 100
  • 1994-03-17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • 1994-04-25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 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

James HerriotJames Herriot (1916-1995)

1995-02-23 British veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), dies of prostate cancer at 78

  • 1995-03-16 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, 25th head of Clan Fraser, dies at 83
  • 1995-03-21 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72
  • 1995-04-26 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer & judge, dies at 65
  • 1995-06-19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • 1995-08-07 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), dies at 77
  • 1995-10-16 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, dies at 60
  • 1995-10-24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87
  • 1995-10-25 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, dies at 84
  • 1995-12-24 Harry McLevy, Scottish trade unionist, dies at 59
  • 1996-01-23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • 1996-02-03 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, dies at 83
  • 1996-05-21 Laurence Dowdall, Scottish lawyer, dies at 91
  • 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 soccer manager (Berwick Rangers, Rangers, Leicester City, Motherwell, Sevilla), dies from Parkinson's disease at 60
  • 1996-07-31 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, dies at 76
  • 1996-08-22 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, dies at 80
  • 1996-08-22 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), dies at 77