Scottish History Timeline (Early 20th Century; 1900-49)

Note that, within a single year, events are not necessarily presented in chronological order.

Previous Period
c.1900 McLaren Monument (Argyll and Bute) Erected
c.1900 The Bullough Mausoleum (Highland) Built
1900 Achentoul Lodge (Highland) Built
1900 Alastair Sim born - Edinburgh-born actor, particularly remembered for his comedy roles
1900 Andrew Barclay died - Engineer
1900 Archibald Forbes died - War correspondent and military historian
1900 Carnoustie Railway Station (Angus) Opened
1900 Charles Piazzi Smyth died - Eccentric Astronomer Royal for Scotland who instigated Edinburgh's "One O'Clock Gun"
1900 David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe (1st Earl of Kilmuir) born - Politician and Lawyer
1900 Dr. Sir John Martin Stagg born - Meteorologist, who set the date for D-Day
1900 Dunkeld House (Perth and Kinross) Built
1900 Frederick (Freddie) Guthrie Tait died - Golfer
1900 George Douglas Campbell (8th Duke of Argyll) died - Politician
1900 Gutter's Hut (Shetland) Built
1900 Hercules Linton died - The designer of the clipper ship Cutty Sark
1900 Hillfoot Railway Station (East Dunbartonshire) Opened
1900 Hugh Miller's Cottage (Highland) Opened
1900 James Gall died - Publisher and businessman
1900 John (Jack) Abbott born - Entrepreneur
1900 John Anderson died - Zoologist
1900 John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (3rd Marquess of Bute) died - Patron of the arts and philanthropist
1900 John Ruskin died - Critic, artist and social reformer
1900 Killantringan Lighthouse (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1900 Lady Alicia Scott (Alicia Spottiswoode) died - Composer
1900 Low Port Primary School (West Lothian) Built
1900 Major General Sir Kenneth Strong born - Intelligence officer
1900 Margaret Kidd (Dame Margaret MacDonald) born - Pioneering female lawyer
1900 Margaret Sinclair (Sister Mary Francis of the Five Wounds) born - The 'Edinburgh Wonder Worker'
1900 North Bridge Arcade (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1900 Prof. Sir James Davidson Stuart Cameron born - Physiologist
1900 Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon) born - Mother of Queen Elizabeth II
1900 Rainy Hall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1900 Schomberg Henry Kerr (9th Marquess of Lothian) died - Noble, politician and industrialist
1900 Sir John Cowan died - Paper manufacturer, political organiser and philanthropist
1900 Sir John Sholto Douglas (8th Marquis of Queensberry; Viscount Drumlanrig) died - Patron of sport and subject of an infamous trial
1900 Sir Robert Boothby (Lord Boothby of Buchan and Rattray Head) born - Politician
1900 Sir Thomas McIlwraith died - Politician and financier
1900 St Michael's Hospital (West Lothian) Built / Opened
1900 The Perth Theatre (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1900 Thomas Faed died - Painter, noted for his scenes of domestic life
1900 Thorter Reservoir (East Lothian) Opened
1900 Tiumpan Head Lighthouse (Western Isles) Built
1900 Turner's Bridge (South Ayrshire) Opened
1900 William (Willie) Campbell died - Golfer, golf course architect and club-maker
1900 William Saunders died - Horticultural pioneer and garden designer
c.1901 Dr. Alexander Murray Cockburn born - Geologist
1901 Airlie Monument (Angus) Erected
1901 Alexander MacArthur born - Unfortunate novelist
1901 Arisaig Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Arnot Reservoir (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1901 Banavie Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Barns Ness Lighthouse (East Lothian) Built
1901 Beasdale Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Black's Memorial Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1901 Connel Bridge (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1901 Corpach Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Drumbowie Reservoir (Falkirk) Opened
1901 Dunblane Burgh Chambers (Stirling) Opened
1901 Frederick (Fred) Pattison Pullar died - Amateur scientist
1901 Glenfinnan Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Glenfinnan Station Museum (Highland) Built
1901 Glenfinnan Viaduct (Highland) Opened
1901 Greywalls (East Lothian) Built
1901 Helen Monro Turner born - Influential glass-engraver and illustrator
1901 Hoxa Head Lighthouse (Orkney) Built
1901 Kinloch Castle (Highland) Built
1901 Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell) born - Journalist turned author, best known for his trilogy "Sunset Song", "Cloud Howe" and "Grey Granite"
1901 Lochailort Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Locheilside Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Logan Reservoir (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1901 Malcolm MacDonald born - Politician, civil servant and author
1901 Mallaig Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Morar Railway Station (Highland) Opened
1901 Pipe Bridge and Weir (Glasgow City) Opened
1901 Princess Alice Windsor (Duchess of Gloucester; Alice Montagu Douglas Scott) born - The oldest British Royal in history
1901 Prof. Peter Guthrie Tait died - Physicist
1901 Queen Victoria died - One of the longest reigning British monarchs and lover of all things Scottish, who presided over the flowering of the British Empire and a time of remarkable industrial progress
1901 Richard Henry Brunton died - Civil engineer
1901 Sir Francis Chichester born - Yachtsman
1901 Sir George Warrender of Lochend (6th Baronet Lochend) died - Politician and businessman
1901 Sir John Brown born - Shipbuilder and naval architect
1901 Sir Joseph Noel Paton died - The "Fairy Painter"
1901 St Mary's Chapel (Aberdeenshire) Built
1901 The Bull Inn (Renfrewshire) Built
1901 The Dick Institute (East Ayrshire) Established
1901 The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1901 Turnberry Ailsa Course (South Ayrshire) Opened
1901 West Highland Line (Stirling) Opened
c.1902 Alan Eaglesham born - Communist
1902 (William) Ivison Macadam died - Scientist
1902 Archibald Hood died - Mining engineer and entrepreneur
1902 Arta (Glasgow City) Built
1902 Balmoral Hotel (City of Edinburgh) Built
1902 Bangour Reservoir (West Lothian) Opened
1902 Eric Henry Liddell born - Record-breaking athlete who won two medals in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games
1902 Francis Hindes Groome died - Editor of the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland and eminent scholar of gypsy life and culture
1902 George Douglas Brown died - Author
1902 Glenborrodale Castle (Highland) Built
1902 HM Prison Inverness (Highland) Built
1902 Henry Dunning Macleod died - Economist
1902 Inverurie Railway Station (Aberdeenshire) Built
1902 Islesburgh Community Centre (Shetland) Built
1902 James Dick died - Industrialist and philanthropist
1902 John Faed died - Painter
1902 John MacDonald Bannerman (Lord Bannerman of Kildonan) born - Sports personality and Gaelic activist
1902 John McIlwraith died - Manufacturing plumber and ship-owner
1902 John Stuart McCaig died - Oban banker, art critic and philosophical essayist
1902 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (Glasgow City) Opened
1902 Macrosty Park (Perth and Kinross) Created
1902 McCaig's Tower (Argyll and Bute) Erected
1902 Pittencrieff Park (Fife) Created
1902 Rev. Dr. Donald Caskie born - The Tartan Pimpernel
1902 Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall born - Clergyman, who became Chaplain to the US Senate
1902 Rysa Lodge (Orkney) Built
1902 Scotsman Hotel (City of Edinburgh) Built
1902 Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
1902 Sir Thomas Jamieson Boyd died - Publisher and politician
1902 The Gaiety Theatre (South Ayrshire) Opened
1902 The Hatrack (Glasgow City) Built
1902 Thomas (Tom) Dunn died - Golf professional, club manufacturer and golf-course designer
1902 Thomas Symington Halliday (T.S. Halliday) born - Stained glass artist, painter, sculptor and teacher
1902 Victoria Bridge (Moray) Opened
1902 William Topaz McGonagall died - Poet
1903 Andrew Greig Barr died - Father of Irn Bru
1903 Bass Rock Lighthouse (East Lothian) Built
1903 Colonel Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart (7th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall) died - Landowner and politician
1903 David George Ritchie died - Philosopher
1903 David Talbot Rice born - Academic
1903 Douglas Douglas-Hamilton (14th Duke of Hamilton; 11th Duke of Brandon) born - Pioneering aviator and central character in the flight of Rudolf Hess during World War II
1903 Dr. Margaret Fay Shaw born - Gaelic folklorist and photographer
1903 George 'Phil' Macpherson (G.P.S. Macpherson) born - Rugby player, who became Scotland's first Grand Slam winning captain
1903 Greyfriars John Knox Church (Aberdeen City) Built
1903 Henry (Harry) Harvey Wood born - Founder of the Edinburgh Festival
1903 Hugh Fraser (Lord Fraser of Allander) born - Retailing entrepreneur
1903 James Abbott McNeill Whistler died - Artist
1903 John Duncan (Jock) Semple born - Sports trainer and administrator
1903 Katharine Elliot (Baroness Elliot of Harwood) born - Politician and landowner
1903 Killermont House (East Dunbartonshire) Opened
1903 Major General Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald (Fighting Mac) died - Soldier
1903 Muirend Railway Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1903 Neilston Railway Station (East Renfrewshire) Opened
1903 Patterton Railway Station (East Renfrewshire) Opened
1903 Peter Angus Macnab born - Veteran author
1903 Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen City) Opened
1903 Prof. Alexander Bain died - Thinker, psychologist and educationalist
1903 Sir Alexander (Alec) Douglas-Home (Lord Home of the Hirsel) born - British Prime Minister
1903 Skibo Castle (Highland) Built
1903 Stobs Camp (Scottish Borders) Opened
1903 The Hill House (Argyll and Bute) Built
1903 The National Stadium (Glasgow City) Opened
1903 The Palace Theatre and Grand Hall (East Ayrshire) Opened
1903 The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian Hotel (City of Edinburgh) Built
1903 Thomas McIlwraith died - Canadian businessman and ornithologist
1903 Wemyss Bay Railway Station and Ferry Terminal (Inverclyde) Built
1903 William (Willie) Park (Senior) died - Golfing champion
1903 William Quarrier died - Philanthropist and social reformer
c.1904 Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (City of Edinburgh) Established
1904 Alan Ronald Nall-Cain (Lord Brocket) born - Member of Parliament and Nazi sympathiser, who was the infamous absentee landlord of the Knoydart Estate
1904 Amelia Robertson Paton (Amelia Hill) died - Sculptress and artist
1904 Arthur Melville died - Artist
1904 Burnside Railway Station (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1904 Castle Douglas Public Library (Dumfries and Galloway) Established
1904 Charles (Chuck) Robert Gardiner born - Ice hockey star, known as the .Wandering Scotsman
1904 Commander Colin Campbell Mitchell born - Engineer and inventor of the steam catapult
1904 Cowgill Upper Reservoir (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1904 David Watson Stevenson (D.W. Stevenson) died - Sculptor
1904 Donald Bain born - Artist
1904 Dr. Andrew Peebles Aitken died - Agricultural chemist
1904 Dunskey House (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1904 Eastfield Depot (Glasgow City) Opened
1904 Erik Chisholm born - Composer
1904 Erskine Nicol died - Painter
1904 Glasgow Golf Course (Killermont) (East Dunbartonshire) Opened
1904 Hyskeir Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1904 Isabella Lucy Bird (Isabella Bishop) died - Traveller and author
1904 Jennie Lee (Baroness Asheridge) born - Politician
1904 John MacDonald MacCormick born - Lawyer and Nationalist
1904 Kirkhill Railway Station (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1904 Larkhall Viaduct (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1904 Mungo Park died - Golfing champion
1904 Northern Lighthouse Board Operational Base (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1904 Samuel Smiles died - Author and reformer
1904 Scotland Street School (Glasgow City) Established
1904 Sir George Taylor born - Botanist and plant hunter
1904 Sir John Usher (Sir John Usher of Norton) died - Whisky blender
1904 Sir William Kininmonth born - Architect
1904 The Columba Centre (Argyll and Bute) Built
1904 The Garrison Theatre (Shetland) Opened
1904 The Pavilion Theatre (Glasgow City) Built
1905 Air Commodore Colin Simpson Cadell born - Aviator and electrical engineer
1905 Airbles Cemetery (North Lanarkshire) Opened
1905 Balnagask Golf Course (Aberdeen City) Opened
1905 Buckieburn Reservoir (Stirling) Opened
1905 Bute Museum (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1905 Caledonian Railway Bridge (Glasgow City) Opened
1905 David Fowler McIntyre born - Airline pioneer
1905 Drummond House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1905 Duncan Macrae born - Actor
1905 Finlas, Loch (East Ayrshire) Opened
1905 Harold Segerson Mahony died - Scottish-Irish tennis player
1905 Isabella Elder (Isabella Ure) died - Philanthropist
1905 James (Jamie) Anderson died - Golf champion
1905 James Robertson Justice born - Portly actor
1905 James William Barke born - Radical author
1905 John Maxwell born - Artist
1905 Johnny Ramensky ('Gentle Johnny'; John Ramsay; Yonas Ramanauckas) born - Heroic safe-breaker
1905 Midlothian County Buildings (City of Edinburgh) Built
1905 Priorsford Bridge (Scottish Borders) Opened
1905 Prof. Ian Aird born - Surgeon, who developed the kidney transplant in the UK
1905 Robert Brough died - Artist
1905 Sir James Miller born - Housebuilder and politician
1905 Sir Robert Jardine died - Trader and politician
1905 Sir William Muir died - Indian civil servant and oriental historian
1905 The King's Theatre (City of Edinburgh) Built
1905 Tobermory Clock Tower (Argyll and Bute) Erected
1905 Walter Pritchard born - Stained glass artist, mural painter and sculptor
1905 William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) died - Novelist, poet and biographer
1905 Woodside Library (Glasgow City) Built
1906 (William) Ian Robertson Finlay born - Museum administrator, writer and broadcaster
1906 Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education (Dundee City) Built
1906 Ardkinglas (Argyll and Bute) Built
1906 Automatic Tide Marker Station (North Ayrshire) Built
1906 Caaf Reservoir (North Ayrshire) Opened
1906 Caledonian Railway Bridge (Stirling) Opened
1906 Dr. John Lorne Campbell born - Folklorist, historian and author, noted for his study of Hedridean and Gaelic culture
1906 Eastern Channel (Falkirk) Built
1906 Edinburgh College of Art (City of Edinburgh) Established
1906 Eigg Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1906 General John McArthur died - Union General in the American Civil War
1906 Institute of Geography (City of Edinburgh) Established
1906 James (Jimmy) MacDonald born - The voice of Mickey Mouse
1906 Kilduskland Reservoir (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1906 Liberton Hospital (City of Edinburgh) Built
1906 Maplehurst (Scottish Borders) Built
1906 Outerwards Reservoir (North Ayrshire) Opened
1906 Peter Ritchie Calder (Lord Ritchie-Calder of Balmashanner) born - Author, journalist and academic
1906 Prof. James Blyth died - Academic and inventor
1906 Prof. Robert Rainy died - Clergyman and ecclesiastical statesman
1906 Prof. Sir Robert Matthew born - Architect
1906 Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Cecil Capel Miers born - Submariner and naval commander
1906 Rev. Dr. George Matheson died - Preacher and noted hymn-writer
1906 Robert Methven Heron died - Potter
1906 Rouken Glen Park (East Renfrewshire) Created
1906 Sir Charles Tennant died - Industrialist and politician
1906 The His Majesty's Theatre (Aberdeen City) Opened
1906 Trump Turnberry Resort (South Ayrshire) Built
1906 Western Channel (Falkirk) Built
1906 William Mackison died - Engineer and architect
1907 Alexander Buchan died - Meteorologist
1907 Andrew Cruickshank born - Actor
1907 Ayr Racecourse (South Ayrshire) Opened
1907 David MacBrayne died - Ship owner
1907 Dindinnie Upper Reservoir (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1907 Dudley Dexter Watkins (Dudley D. Watkins) born - Cartoonist and Illustrator
1907 Eilean a' Chuirn Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1907 Gorgie Road Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1907 Grange (West Lothian) Built
1907 HM Prison Greenock (Inverclyde) Built
1907 Hew Lorimer born - Sculptor
1907 Islesburgh House Hostel (Shetland) Built
1907 Jameson Clark born - Screen and television actor
1907 Larkhall Railway Station (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1907 Peebles Hydro (Scottish Borders) Built
1907 Prof. David Masson died - Academic
1907 Ravenspark Golf Course (North Ayrshire) Opened
1907 Robert McLellan born - Playwright and poet
1907 Singer Railway Station (West Dunbartonshire) Opened
1907 Sir Alexander Robertus Todd (Lord Todd of Trumpington) born - Scientist
1907 Sir Archibald Alison died - Soldier
1907 Sir Basil Urwin Spence born - Architect, who attracted controversy for his contemporary designs
1907 Sir Benjamin Baker died - English Civil engineer
1907 Sir James Hector died - Geologist and naturalist, who came to dominate science in New Zealand
1907 Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin of Largs) died - Mathematician and Physicist
1907 St Joseph's College (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1907 The Titan Crane (West Dunbartonshire) Built
1907 Town House (South Lanarkshire) Established
1907 William Gunion Rutherford died - Classicist and Headmaster of Westminster School
1908 (Cecil) Arnold Beevers born - Crystallographer and inventor
1908 Agassiz Rock (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1908 Birkhill Fireclay Mine (Falkirk) Opened
1908 Carriden Parish Church (Falkirk) Built
1908 Charles Forte (Lord Forte) born - Hotelier and entrepreneur
1908 Colliston Park (Dumfries and Galloway) Created
1908 Edward Caird died - Philosopher
1908 Eskdalemuir Observatory (Dumfries and Galloway) Established
1908 Jean McDowell (Jean Burnett) born - Pioneering sports woman
1908 John Adrian Louis Hope (7th Earl of Hopetoun; 1st Marquis of Linlithgow) died - Politician
1908 Peebles Golf Course (Scottish Borders) Opened
1908 Perth City Hall (Perth and Kinross) Built
1908 Perth Racecourse (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1908 Prof. James Bell Pettigrew died - Naturalist, who pioneered an understanding of flight
1908 Prof. Kenneth Mellanby born - Ecologist and entomologist who drew attention to the environmental effects of pesticides
1908 Queen Victoria School (Stirling) Erected
1908 Robert Jameson died - South African entrepreneur and politician
1908 Rochomie Reservoir (Moray) Opened
1908 Ronald Bradbury born - Architect
1908 Saughton Park (City of Edinburgh) Created
1908 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman died - Politician and Prime Minister of Britain between 1905 and 1908
1908 Sir James (Jimmy) Shand born - Musician
1908 Sir James Campbell died - Politician
1908 The Very Rev. Dr. Ronald Selby Wright born - Clergyman
1908 The Very Rev. Prof. Archibald Hamilton Charteris died - Influential churchman
1908 Thomas Morris (Old Tom) died - Golfer
1908 Walter Chalmers Smith died - Poet, hymn-writer and Free Church minister
1909 Alexander Anderson died - Poet, who became Chief Librarian to the University of Edinburgh
1909 Alexander Fleming died - Iron-master and philanthropist
1909 Archibald (Archie) Jackson born - Cricketer, whose promising career was curtailed by his early death
1909 Bartholomew House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1909 Blackwater Reservoir (Highland) Opened
1909 Cairns of Coll Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1909 Colonel William Hope died - One of the first recipients of the Victoria Cross
1909 Corn Exchange and New Markets (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1909 David Jacks (David Jack) died - Entrepreneur and land speculator who gave his name to 'Monterey Jack' cheese
1909 Edinburgh College of Art (City of Edinburgh) Built
1909 Ellen King (Ellen Pearson) born - Olympic swimmer
1909 Ethel MacDonald born - Radical, who became known as the Scottish Scarlet Pimpernel
1909 Glenquey Reservoir (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1909 Gourock Outdoor Pool (Inverclyde) Opened
1909 James Jackson born - Footballer
1909 James Patrick Robertson (Lord Robertson of Forteviot) died - Jurist and politician
1909 Jemima Blackburn (Jemima Wedderburn) died - Artist
1909 John Thomson born - Football player
1909 Kinlochleven Hydro-Electric Scheme (Highland) Opened
1909 Lieut. Jozef Stanislaw Kosacki born - Inventor and soldier
1909 Marion Crawford (Crawfie; Marion Buthlay) born - Governess who gained notoriety as the first Royal servant to sell her story to the press
1909 Mary Burton died - Social reformer, who was regarded as one of Edinburgh's foremost women of her time
1909 Neist Point Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1909 Nigel Tranter (Nye Tredgold) born - Historical novelist
1909 Prof. Robert Allan Smith born - Physicist and academic leader
1909 Robert Garioch (Robert Garioch Sutherland) born - Satirical poet and translator
1909 Robin Orr born - Composer, academic and first Chairman of Scottish Opera
1909 Scottish Borders Campus (Scottish Borders) Established
1909 Sir Arthur Mitchell died - Physician, medical administrator and antiquarian
1909 Sir Donald Currie died - Shipping magnate and politician
1909 Sir Matthew (Matt) Busby born - Football manager
1909 Sir Theodore Martin died - Author and biographer
1909 Tannadice Park (Dundee City) Opened
1909 William Gemmell Cochran born - Statistician
c.1910 Craigentinny Depot (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1910 (Alexander) Esmé Gordon born - Architect
1910 Allan Macbeth died - Academic, composer and musician
1910 Cardinal Gordon Joseph Gray born - The first post-Reformation Cardinal to lead the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland
1910 Catherine Helen Spence died - Australian social reformer
1910 David Niven born - Kirriemuir-born actor
1910 Domenico Chiocchetti born - Creator of the noted 'Italian Chapel' on Lamb Holm (Orkney)
1910 Dr. Thomas (Tom) Anderson (Tammy Anderson) born - Fiddler and composer
1910 Dumbarton Public Library (West Dunbartonshire) Built
1910 Elizabeth (Bessie) Williamson born - Influential whisky distiller
1910 George Millar born - Author and soldier
1910 John McLaren (Lord McLaren) died - Judge and politician
1910 Molly Weir born - Stage, screen, radio and television character actress and author
1910 Most Rev. William Dalrymple Maclagan died - Archbishop of York
1910 Norman MacCaig born - Poet
1910 Prof. Ian Donald born - Medical scientist and inventor of the first practical ultrasound scanner
1910 Sir Malcolm Donald McEacharn died - Ship-owner, businessman and politician
1910 St Aloysius' Church (Glasgow City) Built
1910 Stephen Adam died - Stained-glass artist
1910 West Port Garden (City of Edinburgh) Created
1910 William (Willie) Law Anderson died - Golfer, who dominated the game in the USA in the first decade of the 20th C
1910 William McTaggart died - Painter
1910 William Muir (William McDonald McGregor Muir) died - Self-taught artist
c.1911 Vaul Golf Course (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1911 Alexander (Alex) Lees born - War veteran, who as a prisoner in Germany took part in the events which inspired the film The Great Escape
1911 Arbroath Railway Station (Angus) Built
1911 Barshaw Park (Renfrewshire) Created
1911 Christian Salvesen died - Ship-owner
1911 Cowan Park (East Renfrewshire) Created
1911 Dr. Joseph Bell died - Surgeon
1911 Emilio Coia born - Caricaturist
1911 George Chrystal died - Mathematician and academic
1911 Gian Carlo Menotti born - Composer
1911 Jack Kane born - Campaigning local politician who became the first Labour Lord Provost of Edinburgh
1911 James Faed died - Engraver
1911 Joseph (Joe) Milne died - Artist
1911 Leuchars Station (Fife) Opened
1911 Mitchell Library (Glasgow City) Built
1911 Muir Matheson born - Musical director and composer
1911 North Third Reservoir (Stirling) Opened
1911 Prof. John (Jack) W. Boag born - Medical physicist and pacifist
1911 Rubh' an Eun Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1911 Sarah (Cissie) Gillow Marshall Stewart (Sarah Hunter) born - Olympic swimmer and pioneering sports woman
1911 Simon Fraser (17th Lord Lovat) born - Soldier, who created the 'Commandos'
1911 Sir Alexander (Alec) Kirkland Cairncross born - Economist
1911 Sir James Marjoribanks born - Diplomat
1911 Sir Michael Woodruff born - Medical scientist
1911 Sorley MacLean (Somhairle MacGill-Eain) born - Gaelic Poet
1911 Stobshiel Reservoir (East Lothian) Opened
1911 Straloch (Perth and Kinross) Built
1911 Thomas Blake Glover died - Merchant and reformer in Japan
1911 William (Willie) Ross (Lord Ross of Marnock) born - Labour politician and longest serving Secretary of State for Scotland
1911 William McGregor died - Football administrator
1911 Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming died - Astronomer
1912 Alexander Mackendrick born - Film director
1912 Alexander William George Duff (1st Duke of Fife) died - Politician, banker and landowner
1912 Captain Robert Falcon Scott died - Antarctic explorer, who died returning from the South Pole in 1912
1912 Charles William Hope (3rd Marquis of Linlithgow) born - Noble and soldier
1912 Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson died - English explorer and scientist
1912 Dr. James Frederic Riley born - Medical scientist
1912 Freemason's Hall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1912 George Elder Davie born - Philosopher
1912 George Law Campbell born - Linguist and author
1912 James Barbour died - Architect
1912 James Petrie Chalmers (J.P. Chalmers) died - Film and publishing entrepreneur
1912 John Adrian Louis Hope (Baron Glendevon) born - Noble and politician
1912 Joseph Lister (1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis) died - Surgeon
1912 Kirk o' Field (City of Edinburgh) Built
1912 Malcolm (Callum) Macdonald born - Printer and publisher of Scottish poetry
1912 Ravelston Golf Course (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1912 Sir (Horace) Edward Moss died - Theatre impresario
1912 Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar born - Transexual who became the focus of a landmark legal case
1912 Sir Harold Montague (Monty) Finniston born - Re-organiser of British Steel
1912 Sir Ian Kinloch MacGregor born - Industrialist, who presided over the reorganisation of Britain's nationalised heavy industries
1912 Sir James Wilson McKay born - Lord Provost of Edinburgh
1912 Sir John Arbuthnot born - Politician
1912 Sir John Crofton born - Pioneer in the treatment of tuberculosis
1912 Sir John Edward Gilmour born - Politician
1912 Sir John Logan Campbell died - New Zealand businessman and politician, known as "the father of Auckland"
1912 Sir Maitland Mackie born - Farmer, entrepreneur and politician
1912 Sir Robert Lang Lickley born - Aeronautical Engineer
1912 Sophia Jex Blake died - Medical practitioner, reformer and suffragette
1912 The Hippodrome (Falkirk) Opened
1912 Wilhelmina Barns-Graham born - Artist and printmaker
1912 William (Bill) Watt born - Developed carbon fibre
1912 William Wilson died - Invented the sport of water polo
1913 Ballikinrain Castle (Stirling) Built
1913 Benny Lynch born - Undoubtedly Scotland's greatest boxer
1913 Campbeltown Picture House (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie born - Composer and academic
1913 Clydebank Library (West Dunbartonshire) Established
1913 Crocodile Rock (North Ayrshire) Erected
1913 David Morrison born - Veteran athlete
1913 Dr. William McEwan died - Brewer and philanthropist
1913 Ebenezer Bryce died - Mormon convert who gave his name to Bryce Canyon (Utah, USA)
1913 Ella Logan (Georgina Armour Allan) born - Singer and actress
1913 Iain Norman Macleod born - Politician
1913 James Orrock died - Artist, art collector and dealer
1913 Joseph (Jo) Grimond (Baron Grimond of Firth) born - Politician
1913 Joseph Crawhall died - Painter
1913 King Edward VII Monument (Perth and Kinross) Erected
1913 Lieutenant Anthony (Tony) Fasson born - Naval officer
1913 Linlithgow Golf Club (West Lothian) Opened
1913 Mary Lily Walker died - Social reformer
1913 Mary O'Rourke (Master Joe Petersen; Mary Lethbridge) born - The Phenomenal Boy Singer
1913 Robert MacBryde born - Painter and theatre set designer
1913 Sandford House (Fife) Built
1913 Sir Alan Blyth Hume born - Civil servant and conservationist
1913 Sir George Reid died - Artist noted for his portraits
1913 Sir Reo Stakis (Argiros Anastasis) born - Hotel and casino chain owner
1913 Sir William Arrol died - Engineer and leading railway contractor
1913 The Bastille (Aberdeen City) Built
1913 The Writers' Museum (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1913 Thomas Francis Jamieson died - Geologist
1913 Tummel Suspension Bridge (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1913 Westerton Railway Station (East Dunbartonshire) Opened
1913 William (Bill) Shankly born - Football manager
1913 William (Willie) Logan born - Flamboyant building contractor, entrepreneur and Freeman of Dingwall
1913 22 Killed in Fire at Cadder Colliery
1914 Alistair Forbes-Mackay died - Navy surgeon who reached the Magnetic South Pole (as part of Shackleton's expedition) in 1909, three years before Amundsen and Scott reached the Geographical South Pole
1914 Archibald (Archie) Duncan born - Screen and television actor
1914 David Smart died - Architect
1914 Dunblane Cemetery (Stirling) Opened
1914 Gavin Maxwell born - Author
1914 George Barron born - Gardener and broadcaster
1914 James Robertson died - Marmalade manufacturer
1914 John Douglas Sutherland Campbell (9th Duke of Argyll) died - Politician and statesman
1914 John M. Honeyman died - Architect
1914 John Muir died - Naturalist and conservationist
1914 Major Herbert (Blondie) Hasler born - Cockleshell Hero
1914 Midfield House (Midlothian) Built
1914 Perth Royal Infirmary (Perth and Kinross) Built / Opened
1914 Robert Colquhoun born - Artist
1914 Rosyth Railway Station (Fife) Opened
1914 Sadie McLellan born - Stained-glass artist
1914 Simon Ramsay (16th Earl of Dalhousie) born - Land-owner, statesman and Politician
1914 Sir David Gill died - Astronomer
1914 Sir Donald Alexander Smith (1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal) died - Businessman and statesman
1914 Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn died - Medical and health pioneer
1914 Sir John Murray died - Pioneering Oceanographer
1914 Sir William Alexander Smith died - Founder of the Boy's Brigade
1914 Sir William Whyte died - Canadian railwayman
1914 Thomas (Tom) Weir born - Broadcaster, climber, author and naturalist
1914 Thomas (Tommy) McQuater born - Big-band trumpeter
1914 Town House (South Lanarkshire) Built
1914 Usher Hall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1914 William (Willie) Graham died - Photographer
1914 William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott (6th Duke of Buccleuch; 8th Duke of Queensberry) died - Noble and politician
1914 William Robert Galbraith (W.R. Galbraith) died - Railway engineer
1914 Loss of HMS Oceanic
1915 Alfred (Alf) Webster died - Stained glass artist
1915 Burncrooks Reservoir (Stirling) Opened
1915 Elizabeth Cameron (Mary Elizabeth Vaughan-Lee) born - Botanical artist and entrepreneur
1915 Henry Alexander Mavor died - Electrical Engineer
1915 Iona Marble Quarry (Argyll and Bute) Closed
1915 Jack Milroy (James Cruden) born - Comedian
1915 James Keir Hardie died - Radical Socialist
1915 Lieut-Colonel Sir (Archibald) David Stirling born - The Phantom Major, who founded the Special Air Service (SAS)
1915 Lieut-General Sir James Parlane Baird born - Director-General of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
1915 Louisa Jordan died - Nurse
1915 Lyness Naval Cemetery (Orkney) Opened
1915 Mary Slessor died - An ordinary mill worker who became a notable missionary in West Africa
1915 Mid Breich Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1915 Preston Watson died - Pioneer of flight
1915 Prof. James Murdoch Geikie died - Geologist
1915 Prof. Percy Edwin Alan Johnson-Marshall born - Town planner, architect and academic
1915 RNAS Longside (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1915 Redford Barracks (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1915 Rev. Dr. John Ross died - Missionary, regarded as the founder of the Protestant Church in Manchuria and the first to translate the bible into Korean
1915 Robert (Bob) Ferguson died - Golf champion
1915 Scotstoun Sports Campus (Glasgow City) Opened
1915 Sir John James Cowperthwaite born - Economist, responsible for creating Hong Kong's dynamic economy
1915 Sir Michael Nairn died - Linoleum baron
1915 Sir Sandford Fleming died - Canadian railway engineer, born in Kirkcaldy
1915 Sir Thomas Clouston died - Medical pioneer
1915 The Museum of Flight (East Lothian) Built
1915 Quintinshill Rail Disaster
1916 (Alexander) Easton Gibb died - Engineer
1916 (William) George Pottinger born - Disgraced civil servant
1916 Barcraigs Reservoir (Renfrewshire) Opened
1916 Clythness Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1916 Daniel Kerr died - American politician
1916 Hamish MacCunn died - Composer
1916 Henry Alexander Hepburne Scott (10th Earl of Polwarth) born - Businessman and politician
1916 James Connolly died - Irish nationalist and socialist
1916 James Herriot (James Alfred Wight) born - Author
1916 Jessie Kesson (Jessie Grant McDonald) born - Author and play-wright
1916 John (Jack) Cannon born - Golfer
1916 John Reid died - Golfing pioneer
1916 Machrihanish Air Station (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1916 Peter Dodds McCormick died - Composer of the Australian National Anthem and choirmaster
1916 Prof. Sir Frederick (Fred) Stewart born - Geologist and science administrator
1916 Prof. Sir William Turner died - Anatomist, science administrator and Principal of the University of Edinburgh
1916 Rev. Prof. William Angus Knight died - Philosopher, educationalist and churchman
1916 Robert James Naismith born - Architect and town planner
1916 Sir Andrew Alexander Steel Stark born - Diplomat
1916 Sir James Key Caird died - Jute Baron and philanthropist
1916 Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton died - Clinical pharmacologist
1916 Sir William Ramsay died - Chemist
1916 Stirling Railway Station (Stirling) Built
1916 Summerhall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1916 The Very Rev. Prof. John McIntyre born - Scholar and history-making clergyman
1916 William Leiper died - Architect and artist
1917 (John David) Ruari McDowall Hardie McLean born - Typographer and graphical designer
1917 (Richard) Harold Barnwell died - Aircraft pioneer
1917 Alexander Ellis died - Architect
1917 Carbisdale Castle (Highland) Built
1917 Central Park (Fife) Opened
1917 Eddie C. Straiton born - Veterinary surgeon, author and broadcaster, known as "the first TV vet"
1917 Eileen Caddy born - Co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation
1917 Elsie Inglis died - A leading surgeon and suffragette
1917 Eric Campbell died - Actor
1917 Glencairn Balfour Paul born - Diplomat, traveller and Arabist
1917 Peter Caddy born - Co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation
1917 Robert Noble died - Artist
1917 Sir (Crawford) Murray MacLehose (Lord MacLehose of Beoch) born - Governor of Hong Kong
1917 St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1917 Thomas (Tommy) Arthur Nelson died - Publisher
1917 Turnberry Airfield (South Ayrshire) Opened
1917 Victor Alexander Bruce (9th Earl of Elgin; 13th Earl of Kincardine) died - Statesman and Viceroy of India
1917 William Brassey Hole died - Painter and illustrator
1917 Wing Commander Hugh Malcolm born - Royal Air Force pilot
1918 (William) Sydney Graham (W.S. Graham) born - Neo-Romantic poet
1918 Beecraigs Loch (West Lothian) Opened
1918 Captain John Melville Keay died - Record-breaking ships captain
1918 Dame Muriel Spark (Muriel Sarah Camberg) born - Novelist
1918 Elizabeth (Betty) Mouat died - Unintentional traveller
1918 George Alexander Eugene Douglas (Dawyck) Haig (2nd Earl Haig of Bemersyde; Viscount Dawyck) born - Painter and public servant
1918 George Coats (Lord Glentanar) died - Textile manufacturer
1918 James Robert Rhind (J. R. Rhind) died - Architect
1918 Janet Black (Janet Coats) died - Philanthropist
1918 John (Jack) Edgar Webster born - Scots-Canadian journalist and broadcaster
1918 John Barbour died - Draper, who gave his name to the Barbour Jacket
1918 John Rennie died - Naval architect
1918 Kilchoman Military Cemetery (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1918 Marcus Dods born - Composer and musical director
1918 RNAS Longside (Aberdeenshire) Closed
1918 Sinking of HMS Campania
1918 Thomas (Tom) Scott born - Poet and translator of verse
1918 William (Willie) Stephen Ian Whitelaw (1st Viscount Whitelaw of Penrith) born - Conservative politician
1918 Stanrigg Pit Disaster
1919 (William) Grant Stevenson died - Sculptor
1919 Alastair Hetherington born - Journalist and editor, who became Controller of BBC Scotland
1919 Andrew Carnegie died - Iron and steel magnate, 'robber baron' and great philanthropist
1919 Captain Eric 'Winkle ' Brown born - Aeronautical pioneer, who was the Royal Navy's most decorated pilot
1919 Charles (Chic) Murray born - Comedian and actor
1919 Dr. John Aitken died - Physicist and meteorologist
1919 German fleet scuttled at Scapa Flow
1919 Hamish Henderson born - Folk-song writer and poet
1919 John Moffatt born - Wartime aviator
1919 Lerwick Observatory (Shetland) Established
1919 Palmerston Park (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1919 Prof. Ian McIntyre born - Veterinary scientist and academic
1919 Robert Henderson Blyth born - Landscape painter
1919 Saughton Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1919 Sir Hugh Thomas Munro died - Tabulator of Scotland's Munros
1919 Sir Iain Mark Tennant born - Businessman
1919 Sir Ludovic Kennedy born - Writer and broadcaster, born in Edinburgh the son of a naval officer
1919 William Briggs died - Tar and asphalt manufacturer
1919 William Cunningham died - Economic historian and clergyman
1919 William Sydney (Syd) Scroggie born - Inspirational hill-walker, author and worthy
1919 Iolaire Disaster
c.1920 Campbeltown Creamery (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1920 Aberdeen Railway Station (Aberdeen City) Built
1920 Andrew Black died - Singer
1920 Charles Smith born - Local historian
1920 Craiglockhart Campus (City of Edinburgh) Established
1920 Derek Bond born - Actor
1920 Dorothy Maclean born - Co-founder, with Peter and Eileen Caddy, of the Findhorn Foundation
1920 Edwin George Morgan born - Glasgow's Poet Laureate
1920 Erskine Beveridge died - Textile manufacturer and antiquarian, noted for his archaeological investigations in the Hebrides
1920 Hazlehead Park (Aberdeen City) Created
1920 Irvine War Memorial (North Ayrshire) Erected
1920 James Hardie died - Entrepreneur
1920 James Tait Black Memorial Prizes created
1920 John George Bartholomew died - Cartographer
1920 King's Buildings (City of Edinburgh) Built
1920 Liberton Golf Club (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1920 Moredun Research Institute (Midlothian) Established
1920 Neilly McCallum died - Footballer
1920 Prof. Ross Mitchell born - Pioneering paediatrician
1920 Raasay and Rona War Memorial (Highland) Erected
1920 Rev. Prof. Allan Galloway born - Theologian
1920 Sir Alexander Baird died - Colonial administrator
1920 William (Willie) Johnson (Peerie Willie) born - Influential guitar accompanist, notable for his unique style and music
1920 William Delmé-Evans born - Distillery architect
1921 Alick Isaacs born - Virologist, who discovered interferon
1921 Andrew Watson died - Black footballer
1921 Balmashanner Hill War Memorial (Angus) Erected
1921 Borough Briggs (Moray) Opened
1921 Deborah Kerr (Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer) born - Actress
1921 Dreghorn Obelisk (North Ayrshire) Erected
1921 Frances MacDonald died - Artist and designer
1921 George Mackay Brown born - Poet and novelist
1921 George Ralston Wylie born - Sculptor
1921 Green Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1921 Highland Mary's Monument (South Ayrshire) Erected
1921 Joan Eardley born - Painter
1921 John Boyd Dunlop died - Inventor, born into a farming family at Dreghorn (North Ayrshire)
1921 John More Dick Peddie (John More Peddie) died - Architect
1921 Lady Haig's Poppy Factory (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1921 Patrick (Paddy) Tunney born - Irish folk singer and writer
1921 Rev. Alexander Whyte died - Free Church leader
1921 Sir Robert Rowand Anderson died - Architect
1921 Stankards Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1921 Walter Laing MacDonald Perry (Lord Perry of Walton) born - Academic, who became the first head of the Open University
1921 War Memorial Park (South Lanarkshire) Created
1921 William Speirs Bruce died - Oceanographer and Polar Explorer
1921 William Strang died - Artist
c.1922 Jean Waddell born - Hostage
1922 (Walter) Archibald (Archie) Elliott (Lord Elliott) born - Jurist
1922 Alexander Crum Brown died - Organic chemist
1922 Alexander Graham Bell died - Inventor and entrepreneur
1922 Alistair MacLean born - Best-selling novelist
1922 Anne Sutherland born - One of Britain's first female plastic surgeons
1922 Antonella (Tony) Kerr (Marchioness of Lothian) born - Journalist and broadcaster, who founded the Woman of the Year lunches
1922 Arran War Memorial Hospital (North Ayrshire) Built / Opened
1922 Bernat Klein born - Fabric designer, famous for his mohair tweeds
1922 Branklyn Garden (Perth and Kinross) Created
1922 Brian Stewart born - Intelligence officer and civil servant
1922 Caird Hall (Dundee City) Opened
1922 Doris Davidson born - Novelist
1922 Dr. Sir John Kirk died - Explorer and Reformer
1922 Edward Arthur Walton (E.A. Walton) died - Painter, who became one of the 'Glasgow Boys'
1922 Fulton Mackay born - Actor
1922 Girvan War Memorial (South Ayrshire) Erected
1922 Graham Crowden born - Stage and screen actor
1922 Grouse Railway (Inverclyde) Opened
1922 Hackness Battery (Orkney) Closed
1922 Iain Ellis Hamilton born - Composer and academic
1922 Inverness War Memorial (Highland) Erected
1922 James Logie Robertson (Hugh Haliburton) died - Minor poet
1922 John (Jock) Stein born - Footballer and football manager
1922 John Campbell Mitchell died - Artist
1922 Leamington Lift Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1922 Lothian Buses Headquarters and Central Depot (City of Edinburgh) Built
1922 Osgood Mackenzie died - Garden architect
1922 Peter Francis Walter Kerr (12th Marquess of Lothian) born - Noble and statesman
1922 Peter MacGregor Chalmers died - Church architect
1922 Prof. (John) Murdoch Mitchison born - Biologist
1922 Robert Gordon McBeath died - Soldier who won the Victoria Cross
1922 Robert McGregor died - Painter
1922 Sir Ian McGregor born - Malariologist
1922 Sir John Harrison Burnett born - Energetic mycologist, university administrator and conservationist
1922 Sir Lewis Robertson born - Industrialist and business troubleshooter
1922 Sir Patrick Manson died - Medical scientist
1922 Sir Robert Boyd born - Space research pioneer
1922 The Carfin Grotto and Pilgrimage Centre (North Lanarkshire) Erected
1922 Thomas (Tom) Duncan born - Textbook author
1922 West Highland Museum (Highland) Opened
1922 William Cochran born - Physicist
1922 William Thomas Oldrieve (W.T. Oldrieve) died - Public architect responsible for post offices around Scotland
1922 Pit Disaster at East Plean
1923 (John) Hamilton Gillespie died - Father of Sarasota
1923 Alexander Malcomson died - Businessman and co-founder of the Ford Motor Company
1923 Alexander Milne Calder died - Sculptor
1923 Andrew Bonar Law died - Politician and British Prime Minister
1923 Astley Ainslie Hospital (City of Edinburgh) Built / Opened
1923 Captain George Moodie died - First Captain of the Cutty Sark
1923 Charles Scott Meik died - Civil Engineer
1923 Dorothy Dunnett born - Writer of historical novels and portrait painter
1923 Dr. John Gunion Rutherford died - Canadian veterinary officer and politician
1923 Gordon Jackson born - Stage, screen and television actor
1923 Ivor Cutler born - Eccentric poet, musician, comedian and philosopher
1923 Janet Brown born - Comedienne and impressionist
1923 John A. R. Macphail born - Rugby internationalist and businessman
1923 John Christopher Bartholomew born - Cartographer and map publisher
1923 John Morgan Aitken died - Architect and building contractor
1923 Kirkcaldy War Memorial (Fife) Erected
1923 Norman Russell Wylie (Lord Wylie) born - Jurist and politician
1923 Robert (Bobby) Thomson (The Flying Scotsman) born - Baseball player who hit the 'shot heard round the world'
1923 Robert Alexander died - Painter
1923 Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (City of Edinburgh) Established
1923 Sir James Arnot Hamilton born - Aircraft designer
1923 Sir James Dewar died - Inventor and pioneer of cryogenics
1923 Sir Samuel Chisholm died - Reforming politician and Lord Provost of Glasgow
1923 Snowdon Cemetery (Stirling) Opened
1923 Stonehaven War Memorial (Aberdeenshire) Erected
1923 Thomas Peck Hunter born - Recipient of the Victoria Cross
1923 W.I. Douglas Elliot born - Rugby player
1923 Walter Francis John Montagu Douglas Scott (9th Duke of Buccleuch; 11th Duke of Queensberry) born - Noble, politician and landowner
1923 William (Bill) McLaren born - Rugby commentator
1923 William York MacGregor died - Artist
1923 Redding Mining Disaster
1924 (William Stanley) Stan Paterson born - Glaciologist
1924 Buxton Daeblitz Orr born - Versatile composer
1924 Duncansby Head Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1924 George Lauder died - Steel-maker
1924 Gigha and Cara Parish Church (Argyll and Bute) Built
1924 Gleneagles Hotel (Perth and Kinross) Built
1924 Grangemouth Oil Refinery (Falkirk) Opened
1924 Isle of Bute Discovery Centre (Argyll and Bute) Built
1924 James Salmon died - Architect
1924 John Abercromby (5th Lord Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody) died - Archaeologist and soldier
1924 John Grieve born - Actor
1924 Lerwick War Memorial (Shetland) Erected
1924 Lewis War Memorial (Western Isles) Erected
1924 Lower Glendevon Reservoir (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1924 Prestongrange (East Lothian) Opened
1924 Prof. Geoffrey John Fraser Dutton born - Scientist, poet and author
1924 Prof. Sir Archibald Geikie died - Geologist, specialising in volcanic geology and the microscopic examination of rocks
1924 Prof. Sir William MacEwen died - Surgical pioneer
1924 Rikki Fulton born - Comedian and actor
1924 Robert Kidston died - Influential palaeobotanist
1924 Ronald Orr died - Footballer
1924 Rosamunde Pilcher (Rosamunde Scott, Jane Fraser) born - Scotland's best-selling author of the late 20th C
1924 Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi born - Sculptor, described as one of the most influential British artists of the 20th Century
1924 Sir George Thomas Beilby died - Industrial chemist
1924 Sir Peter Heatly born - Diver and former Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation
1924 William (Bill) Auld born - Leading Esperanto poet, author and translator
1924 William (Willie) Fernie died - Golfer
1924 William Robert Ogilvie-Grant died - Ornithologist
1925 Alexander Forbes-Leith (Baron Leith of Fyvie) died - Steel magnate
1925 Andrew Morrison born - Pioneering ear surgeon
1925 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse (Orkney) Built
1925 Cardinal Thomas Joseph Winning born - Leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland
1925 Cowdray Hall (Aberdeen City) Opened
1925 Dr. Alexander Ross died - A prolific architect, known as the Christopher Wren of the Highlands
1925 Dr. J. Dickson Mabon born - Politician
1925 Drumshoreland Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1925 Faucheldean Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1925 Gayfield Park (Angus) Opened
1925 George MacDonald Fraser born - Author and journalist
1925 Greendykes Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1925 Ian Begg born - Architect
1925 Ian Hamilton Finlay born - Poet, creative writer, conceptual artist and sculptor
1925 Ian Robertson Hamilton born - Nationalist
1925 James (Sandy) McRory Smith born - Highland Hermit
1925 Jock Purdon born - Poet and folk singer
1925 John Adrian Shepherd-Barron born - Inventor of the first practical 'cash machine'
1925 John Sinclair (Lord Pentland) died - Politician and statesman
1925 Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery (Fife) Built
1925 Margaret Sinclair (Sister Mary Francis of the Five Wounds) died - The 'Edinburgh Wonder Worker'
1925 Murrayfield Stadium (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1925 Russell Hunter (Russell Ellis) born - Stage and screen actor
1925 Sidney Michaelson born - Pioneering computer scientist
1925 Sir William Peck died - 'City Astronomer' and scientific instrument maker
1925 St Michael's Bridge (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1925 William (Willie) Park (Junior) died - Golfing champion, businessman and noted golf course designer
1925 William Dyce Cay (W.D. Cay) died - Harbour engineer
1925 William Hesketh Lever (1st Viscount Leverhulme of the Western Isles) died - Industrialist and philanthropist
1925 William Younger died - Brewer
1926 Alastair Reid born - Poet, essayist and translator
1926 Barony Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1926 Bute Museum (Argyll and Bute) Built
1926 Edmund Pullar died - Industrialist
1926 Edwin John Alexander died - Watercolourist
1926 Glen Michael born - Entertainer and media personality
1926 Glenfarg Reservoir (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1926 James Stevenson (Baron Stevenson of Holmbury) died - Businessman and civil servant
1926 Johnnie Beattie born - Actor, entertainer and comedian
1926 Kirkcudbright Bridge (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1926 Kitchener Memorial (Orkney) Erected
1926 Laurence Pullar died - Industrialist
1926 Moira Shearer (Lady Kennedy; Moira Shearer King) born - Ballerina, actress and authoress
1926 Patrick (Pat) Lally born - Controversial Lord Provost of Glasgow
1926 Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) born - Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Head of the British Commonwealth
1926 Robert Finnie McEwen died - Advocate, land-owner and patron of the arts
1926 Sir Alexander Gibson born - Conductor
1926 Sir Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour of Liberton and Craigmillar (Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar) born - Policitian and author
1926 St Matthew's Roman Catholic Church (Midlothian) Built
1926 Stanley Baxter born - Comedian, impressionist and actor
1926 The Russell Institute (Renfrewshire) Built
1926 William Guthrie Spence died - Trade union leader
1927 Arthur MacManus died - Trade unionist and communist leader
1927 Bruce Millan born - Politician
1927 Day Hort MacDowall died - Canadian politician
1927 Edinburgh Zoo (City of Edinburgh) Created
1927 Emma Grace Marryat (Emma Grace Caird) died - Philanthropist
1927 Gleddoch House Hotel (Renfrewshire) Built
1927 Gordon Henderson Naismith Campbell born - Political journalist
1927 James (Peter Hymers) Mackay (Lord Mackay of Clashfern) born - Lord Chancellor
1927 James Scott Skinner died - Fiddler and prolific composer of fiddle music, born in Banchory, Aberdeenshire
1927 James Thomson died - Visionary architect and engineer
1927 Kelvin Hall (Glasgow City) Built
1927 Kenneth McKellar born - Singer
1927 Lanark Hydro-Electric Scheme (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1927 Norman Leslie (19th Earl of Rothes) died - Noble and soldier
1927 Patrick (Paddy) Connolly Meehan born - Bank robber and safe-cracker
1927 Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel born - Notorious murderer
1927 Prof. (Henry) Harvey Littlejohn died - Forensic scientist
1927 Robert Shaw born - Actor and novelist
1927 Ronald (Ronnie) Chisholm born - Cricketer
1927 Ronald David Laing (R. D. Laing) born - Psychiatrist
1927 Sir Arnold Clark born - Entrepreneurial car dealer and philanthropist
1927 Sir Thomas Duncan Rhind died - Architect, volunteer soldier and civil servant
1927 St Peter's RC Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
1927 The David Livingstone Centre (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1927 Thomas (Tom) Fleming born - Commentator, actor and theatre director
1927 University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel (Glasgow City) Built
1928 Andrew Fisher died - Politician and Australian Prime Minister
1928 Calum Kennedy born - Popular folk singer
1928 Carraig Mhor Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1928 Charles Rennie Mackintosh died - Architect and designer
1928 Corstorphine Hill Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1928 David Michie born - Artist
1928 Field Marshal Douglas Haig (Earl Haig of Bemersyde) died - Military commander
1928 Geoffrey (Geoff) Copcutt born - Architect
1928 George V Bridge (Glasgow City) Opened
1928 Henry (Harry) Snell Gamley (H.S. Gamley) died - Sculptor
1928 Iain Crichton Smith (Iain MacGhobhainn) born - Poet, novelist and teacher
1928 Ian Bannen born - Actor
1928 James (Jimmy) Logan (James Short) born - Entertainer and actor
1928 James Peebles Ewing Kennaway born - Novelist and scriptwriter
1928 King's Park Railway Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1928 Kirkcaldy Central Library (Fife) Built
1928 Madeleine Smith died - Poisoner, who gave rise to a celebrated legal case
1928 Montfield Hospital (Shetland) Built / Opened
1928 Richard Burdon Sanderson Haldane (Viscount Haldane of Cloan) died - Politician, lawyer and philosopher who reformed the British Army
1928 Robert (Bob) McGregor McIntyre born - Motorcycle racer, renowned for his daring and bravery, which earned him the soubriquet The Flying Scotsman
1928 Ronald Stevenson born - Composer, pianist and musicologist
1928 Sir Angus Ogilvy born - Noble and businessman
1928 Sir David Yule died - Commercial baron
1928 Stirling Community Hospital (Stirling) Built / Opened
1928 Thea Musgrave born - Composer
1928 Thomas (Tommy) Docherty born - Football player and manager
1928 William (Willie) Fernie born - Footballer
1928 Younger Botanic Garden (Argyll and Bute) Created
1929 (James) Macintyre Henry (J. Macintyre Henry) died - Architect
1929 Archibald Philip Primrose (5th Earl of Rosebery) died - Politician and British Prime Minister
1929 Beach Ballroom (Aberdeen City) Opened
1929 Cecil Philip Taylor (C.P. Taylor) born - Playwright
1929 David Dunbar Buick died - Inventor and engineer
1929 Derek Holt born - Leisure entrepreneur
1929 George Younger (1st Viscount Younger of Leckie) died - Politician and brewer
1929 Harry Benson born - Photo-journalist
1929 Jeremy Bruce-Watt born - Journalist and author
1929 John Alexander Dewar (Lord Forteviot) died - Whisky Baron
1929 Lady Christian Mary Hesketh (Christian Mary McEwen) born - Author, public servant and hostess
1929 Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929
1929 Lochaber Aluminium Smelter (Highland) Opened
1929 Lochaber Hydro-Electric Power Scheme (Highland) Opened
1929 Louise Carnegie Gates (Fife) Erected
1929 Magnus Magnusson born - Writer, broadcaster and founding question-master of BBC television's 'Mastermind' quiz programme
1929 Prof. Peter Higgs born - Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, known for the Higgs boson
1929 Sir (William) Kerr Fraser born - Civil servant and academic administrator
1929 Sir Alexander Ogston died - Surgeon and bacteriologist
1929 Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer died - An architect noted for his restoration of castles, and his promotion Arts and Crafts style in Scotland
1929 The Playhouse Theatre (City of Edinburgh) Built
1929 Treig, Loch (Highland) Opened
1929 Warriston Crematorium (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1929 William Gibb died - Artist
1929 Williamwood Railway Station (East Renfrewshire) Opened
1929 Winnie Ewing born - Nationalist politician
1929 Younger Hall (Fife) Built
1930 (Arthur George) Sydney Mitchell died - Prodigious architect
1930 Alan Alexander Campbell-Swinton died - Engineer
1930 Angus Lennie born - Actor
1930 Annie Ross born - Jazz singer and actress
1930 Arthur James Balfour (1st Earl Balfour of Whittingehame) died - Politician
1930 Augustine Henry died - Plant collector
1930 Baddinsgill Reservoir (Scottish Borders) Opened
1930 Braidwood Bridge (Midlothian) Opened
1930 Camera Obscura (Angus) Opened
1930 Camps Reservoir (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1930 Daniel (Dane) Sinclair died - Inventor
1930 Dr. Adam Watson born - Ecologist, mountaineer, environmental campaigner and authority on the Cairngorm Mountains
1930 Dr. Hamish MacInnes born - Mountaineer, rescuer and author
1930 Dr. Henry Faulds died - Pioneer of finger-print identification
1930 Dr. June Almeida (June Hart) born - Virologist
1930 Frances Walker born - Painter
1930 Frederick W. P. Wyndham died - Theatre impresario and actor
1930 George Goudie Chisholm died - Influential Geographer
1930 Iain Cuthbertson born - Actor
1930 Innes Ireland born - Motor-racing champion
1930 James Bryson died - Engineer and inventor
1930 John Cochrane born - Concorde test pilot
1930 John Houston born - Painter
1930 John Wheatley died - Socialist politician and leading 'Red Clydesider'
1930 Kilgraston School (Perth and Kinross) Established
1930 Launceston Elliot died - Claimed as Scotland's first Olympic medal winner, although Elliot never lived in Scotland
1930 Lorna Moon (Helen Low) died - Authoress and Holywood screen-writer
1930 Marjory Kennedy-Fraser died - Collector, arranger and singer of Hebridean songs
1930 Marr College (South Ayrshire) Built
1930 Neil Munro (Hugh Foulis) died - Novelist and Journalist
1930 Pilmuir Quarry (East Renfrewshire) Opened
1930 Princess Margaret Rose Windsor (Countess of Snowdon) born - Unconventional royal and socialite
1930 Prof. Sir Robert Shields born - Surgeon and academic administrator
1930 Richard Demarco born - Artist and influential arts impresario
1930 Ronald (Ronnie) Balfour Corbett born - Comedian, noted particularly for his television double-act with Ronnie Barker in The Two Ronnies
1930 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died - Author, spiritualist and creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes
1930 Sir George Watt died - Botanist
1930 Sir James Guthrie died - Painter
1930 Sir Sean Connery born - Actor
1930 Sir Thomas (Tommy) Dewar (Lord Dewar) died - Whisky Baron
1930 The Mercat Cross (Glasgow City) Erected
1930 Una McLean born - Actress and comedienne
1931 (George) Leslie Hunter (G.L. Hunter) died - Painter and landscapes and still-life
1931 (Walter) Ronald (Ronnie) Alexander born - Businessman and enthusiastic golfer
1931 Anthony James (Lonnie) Donegan born - Musician, known as the "King of Skiffle"
1931 Archibald Barr died - Engineer
1931 Arthur Thompson born - The Glasgow Godfather
1931 Bowhill Colliery Disaster
1931 Camperdown Refinery (Dundee City) Opened
1931 City Square (Dundee City) Constructed
1931 Croftfoot Railway Station (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1931 Dame Elizabeth Blackadder born - Painter
1931 Ericht, Loch (Highland) Opened
1931 Frank Bruce born - Sculptor
1931 George Kenneth Hotson Younger (4th Viscount Younger of Leckie) born - Politician and banker
1931 Harold (Harry) Ewing (Lord Ewing of Kirkford) born - Policitian and champion of Scottish devolution
1931 Harris Academy (Dundee City) Built
1931 James Loughran born - Conductor
1931 John (Jack) Barron Webster born - Journalist and author
1931 John Thomson died - Football player
1931 King George V Dock (Glasgow City) Built
1931 Lady Francis Balfour died - Suffragette and biographer
1931 Loch Ossian Youth Hostel (Highland) Built
1931 MacAdam's Stone (East Ayrshire) Erected
1931 Mail Coach Monument (Dumfries and Galloway) Erected
1931 Moy, Loch (Highland) Opened
1931 Prof. Hugh Simpson born - Pathologist, explorer and mountaineer
1931 Prof. Sir Byrom Bramwell died - Physician and medical scientist
1931 Sir James Balfour Paul died - Lord Lyon King of Arms
1931 Sir Thomas Lipton died - Grocer and entrepreneur
1931 Sir William Purves born - Banker
1931 Tarlair Swimming Pool (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1931 National Trust for Scotland Founded
1932 Addiewell Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1932 Andrew McIlwraith died - Shipowner and frozen-meat trade pioneer
1932 Bridgend Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1932 Burns' Mother's Well (East Lothian) Opened
1932 Canon Kenyon Wright born - Episcopalian clergyman and political campaigner
1932 Donald (Donny) B. MacLeod born - Broadcaster
1932 Dr. Thomas (Tom) Patey born - Mountaineer
1932 Edinburgh Synagogue (City of Edinburgh) Built
1932 Finnieston Crane (Glasgow City) Opened
1932 George Forrest died - Botanist
1932 George Meikle Kemp Memorial (Scottish Borders) Erected
1932 Glen Bridge (Fife) Opened
1932 Henry Edward Clifford (H.E. Clifford) died - Architect
1932 James (Jimmy) Reid born - Politician, author and infamous trade union leader
1932 James Paterson died - Artist
1932 Joseph (Joe) Beltrami born - Defence lawyer
1932 Kenneth Grahame died - Author, born in Edinburgh
1932 Kenneth Mackenzie Clark died - Thread manufacturer
1932 Laggan Swing Bridge (Highland) Opened
1932 Loch Treig Tunnel (Highland) Opened
1932 Oakbank Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1932 Philpstoun Bing (West Lothian) Closed
1932 Prof. John Glaister died - Forensic scientist
1932 Robert Gibb died - Painter, best known for his military art
1932 Rory McEwen born - Botanical artist and folk singer
1932 Seafield Law (West Lothian) Closed
1932 Sir David Russell Johnston (Lord Russell-Johnston of Minginish) born - Politician
1932 Sir Dugald Clerk died - Engineer and inventor
1932 Sir Everard im Thurn died - Colonial administrator, anthropologist and explorer
1932 Sir Jeremy Isaacs born - Television producer, broadcaster and arts impresario
1932 Sir Patrick Geddes died - Regarded as the father of town planning
1932 Sir Robert Calderwood born - Local government administrator
1932 St Columba's Cathedral (Argyll and Bute) Built
1932 The Leith Theatre and Public Library (City of Edinburgh) Built
1932 The Museum of Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1932 Thomas (Tam) Dalyell (Sir Tam Dalyell of the Binns) born - Politician
1932 Westerglen Transmitting Station (Falkirk) Opened
1932 William Gillies (Liam Mac Gille Iosa) died - Nationalist
1932 Cardowan Colliery Disaster
1933 (Alexander) Marshall Mackenzie died - Architect
1933 (James) Stuart Park died - Artist
1933 (William) Birnie Rhind died - Sculptor
1933 Andrew (Andy) Stewart born - Comedian and Singer
1933 Archibald (Archie) Jackson died - Cricketer, whose promising career was curtailed by his early death
1933 Archibald Cameron Corbett (Lord Rowallan) died - Politician, businessman and philanthropist
1933 Balgreen Road Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1933 David Bain died - Railway carriage designer
1933 David Keith McCallum born - Actor
1933 Edward Atkinson Hornel died - Artist, noted for his paintings of rural scenes
1933 Helen Orr 'Elenor ' Gordon (Helen Orr Gordon-McKay) born - Olympic swimming champion
1933 Hopes Reservoir (East Lothian) Opened
1933 John Crichton-Stuart (6th Marquess of Bute) born - Conservationist
1933 John Mackenzie died - Mountain guide and professional climber
1933 King's Bridge (Glasgow City) Opened
1933 Lael Forest Garden (Highland) Created
1933 Mary Ure born - Actress
1933 Most Rev Richard Holloway born - Bishop of Edinburgh, author and social commentator
1933 Playhouse Cinema (Perth and Kinross) Built
1933 Prestwick Airport (South Ayrshire) Opened
1933 Prof. David Bellamy born - Broadcaster, conservationist and environmental campaigner
1933 Prof. T. Christopher Smout born - Historiographer Royal in Scotland
1933 Robert Fleming died - Investment banker
1933 Sir Alexander (Alex) Trotman (Lord Trotman of Osmotherley) born - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company
1933 Sir Nicholas Fairbairn born - Flamboyant politician
1933 Sir Rosslyn Wemyss (Baron Wester Wemyss) died - Noble and naval officer
1933 Southern Motors Garage (City of Edinburgh) Built
1933 The Byre Theatre (Fife) Opened
1933 Thomas (Tom) Brown born - Engineer, who helped develop the first medical ultrasound scanner
1933 Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme (Highland) Opened
1933 Wick Airport (Highland) Opened
1934 Aberdeen Airport (Aberdeen City) Opened
1934 Aileen Paterson born - Author and illustrator
1934 Alasdair Gray born - Author, artist and nationalist
1934 Andrew (Andra) Kirkaldy died - Golfer
1934 Annette Crosbie born - Stage, television and screen actress
1934 Brian Miller born - Artist and playwright
1934 Charles (Chuck) Robert Gardiner died - Ice hockey star, known as the .Wandering Scotsman
1934 Dunfermline Fire Station (Old) (Fife) Opened
1934 George Slight died - Lighthouse engineer
1934 Glenkiln Reservoir (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1934 Gordonstoun School (Moray) Established
1934 Henry Moubray Cadell died - Scientist and industrialist
1934 Hillington East Railway Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1934 Hugh McIlvanney born - Sports journalist and broadcaster
1934 Ian William Richardson born - Stage, screen and television actor
1934 Jimmy Mack (James McRitchie) born - Broadcaster
1934 John Campbell Hamilton Gordon (1st Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair) died - Governor-General of Canada and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1934 John Dunn born - Radio presenter
1934 John Joy Bell (J.J. Bell) died - Author
1934 Lothian Buses Headquarters and Central Depot (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1934 McLaren Hall (Stirling) Opened
1934 Mosspark Railway Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1934 Perth Airport (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1934 Peter Cox born - Horticulturist and plant-hunter
1934 Ray Michie (Baroness Michie of Gallanach) born - Politician and promoter of the Gaelic language
1934 Robert Laws died - Missionary
1934 Sir Charles McLaren (Lord Aberconway) died - Lawyer, politician and businessman
1934 Sir Donald MacAlister (1st Baronet of Tarbert) died - Academic
1934 Sir Peter Maxwell Davies born - Composer and conductor
1934 Sir Robert McAlpine ("Concrete Bob") died - Entrepreneur, known as "Concrete Bob"
1934 Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro-Ferguson (Viscount Novar of Raith) died - Governor-General of Australia
1934 Sir Thomas Muir died - Mathematician
1934 Stonehaven Open Air Pool (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1934 Queen Mary Liner Launched
c.1935 Scord Quarry (Shetland) Opened
c.1935 Southerness Lighthouse (Dumfries and Galloway) Closed
1935 Afton Reservoir (East Ayrshire) Opened
1935 Alan Eaglesham died - Communist
1935 Alexander Dundas McEwen (Eck McEwen) born - Folk singer
1935 Archibald Thorburn died - Artist, who became known as Britain's best ornithological illustrator
1935 Argyll Forest Park (Argyll and Bute) Created
1935 Cambuskenneth Bridge (Stirling) Opened
1935 Clatteringshaws Loch (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1935 Clock Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Erected
1935 Dinnet Bridge (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1935 Donald Alexander Matheson died - Engineer and railwayman
1935 Douglas Henderson born - Nationalist politician
1935 Frederick (Freddy) Johnston born - Newspaper proprietor
1935 Galloway Hydro-Electric Power Scheme (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1935 George Burrell Ramsay died - Football manager, described as the Founder of Aston Villa football club
1935 Islay Airport (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1935 Ivan Prior born - Sports personality
1935 James (Jim) McColl born - Horticulturist and broadcaster
1935 James Allan Bell died - Railway engineer
1935 John MacLeod of MacLeod (29th Chief of Clan MacLeod) born - Chief of Clan MacLeod
1935 John Ross Menzies died - Newsagent and wholesale publisher
1935 Kendoon Loch (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1935 Kerr's Miniature Railway (Angus) Opened
1935 Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell) died - Journalist turned author, best known for his trilogy "Sunset Song", "Cloud Howe" and "Grey Granite"
1935 Mark McManus born - Actor
1935 Marr College (South Ayrshire) Established
1935 Maybury Casino (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1935 Neil Munro Monument (Argyll and Bute) Erected
1935 Petershill Park (Glasgow City) Opened
1935 Prof. Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer died - Physiologist
1935 Prof. Sir James Alfred Ewing died - Engineer, physicist and educator
1935 Prof. Sir William D. P. Stewart born - Scientist, who served as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (1990-95)
1935 Richard (Dick) McTaggart born - Boxer
1935 Robin Hunter Neillands born - Author, traveller and military historian
1935 Samuel John Peploe died - Impressionist painter, particularly noted for his still-life works
1935 Scottish Borders Council Offices (Peebles) (Scottish Borders) Built
1935 Sir David Clive Wilson (Lord Wilson of Tillyorn) born - Diplomat and captain of industry
1935 The Mills Observatory (Dundee City) Opened
1935 Tommy Lorne (Hugh Gallagher Corcoran) died - Music hall comedian
1935 Tongland Loch (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1935 Tongland Power Station (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1935 William Douglas Cullen (Lord Cullen of Whitekirk) born - Born in Edinburgh, Cullen was educated in Dunoon and at the High School of Dundee, having moved to the city in 1946, where his father became a governor of the Dundee Institute of Art and Technology
1936 Oor Wullie born - An almost legendary cartoon character appearing weekly in the almost as legendary "Sunday Post" newspaper, published by Dundee company of D.C
1936 (John) Massey Rhind died - Sculptor
1936 Alexander Mackay died - Entrepreneur
1936 Burghead Transmitting Station (Moray) Opened
1936 Campbell Park (City of Edinburgh) Created
1936 Cockle Strand Airport (Western Isles) Opened
1936 David Gauld died - Artist
1936 Dundee Crematorium (Dundee City) Opened
1936 Frances Shand Kydd (Frances Roche, Viscountess Althorp) born - Nobility
1936 Fugla Ness Lighthouse (Shetland) Built
1936 Garrowhill Railway Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1936 James (Jim) Clark born - Motor racing driver
1936 James (Jimmy) Airlie born - Trade Unionist and 'Red Clydesider'
1936 James Alexander Gordon born - Veteran broadcaster
1936 John Henry Lorimer died - Painter
1936 John Scott Haldane died - Respiratory physiologist
1936 Kenneth White born - Poet
1936 Kilchattan Church (Argyll and Bute) Built
1936 Kincardine Bridge (Falkirk) Opened
1936 Kirstin Linklater born - Voice coach
1936 Laggan, Loch (Highland) Opened
1936 Lennox Castle (East Dunbartonshire) Built / Opened
1936 Lothian House (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1936 MOD West Freugh (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1936 Prof. George Forbes died - Physicist, astronomer and traveller
1936 Richard Wilson born - Stage, television and screen actor
1936 Robert Gemmell Hutchison died - Genre painter
1936 Roy Williamson born - Folk musician
1936 Sir Alexander Stevenson died - Edinburgh politician
1936 Sir Hugh Fraser born - Businessman
1936 Sir James Alexander Mirrlees born - Economist
1936 Sir William Beardmore (Baron Invernairn) died - Engineer and shipbuilder
1936 Sumburgh Airport (Shetland) Opened
1936 The White House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1936 William Angus McIlvanney born - Novelist and poet
1937 (Dugald) Euan Baird born - Businessman
1937 (James) Ramsay MacDonald died - Politician and British Prime Minister
1937 (Jessie) Chrystal MacMillan died - Feminist and pacifist
1937 Alexander Petrie (The Clincher) died - A noted Glaswegian eccentric, The Clincher adopted his name because he knew he would always clinch (win) an argument
1937 Andrew James (Jimmie) Guthrie died - Motorcycle racer
1937 Archibald (Archie) MacPherson born - Sports commentator
1937 Barrie's Birthplace (Angus) Opened
1937 Broughton Place (Scottish Borders) Built
1937 Campbell Christie born - Trade unionist
1937 Coronation Park (Inverclyde) Created
1937 Craigentinny House (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1937 Cunninghame Graham Memorial Park (West Dunbartonshire) Created
1937 Donald Dewar born - Politician and the first Premier of the modern Scottish Parliament
1937 Dorothy Paul born - Comedienne, raconteur and singer
1937 Dunsinane Industrial Estate (Dundee City) Opened
1937 Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane died - Authoress and reformer
1937 Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (F.C.B. Cadell) died - Painter
1937 George Devlin born - Artist
1937 Hall of Remembrance (Aberdeen City) Opened
1937 High Court of Justiciary (City of Edinburgh) Built
1937 Jackson's Garage (Aberdeen City) Built
1937 James (Jim) McLean born - Football Manager
1937 James (Jim) Sillars born - Politician
1937 James Goodfellow born - Inventor of the modern form of the 'cash machine'
1937 John de Chastelain born - Canadian general and peace negotiator
1937 Lemon Tree (Aberdeen City) Built
1937 Maitland Mackie born - Farmer and ice-cream producer
1937 Mary Marquis born - News presenter
1937 Ronald (Ron) Yeats born - Footballer
1937 Sir Alexander Grant (Sir Alexander Grant of Forres) died - Biscuit manufacturer, who is said to have invented the digestive biscuit in 1892
1937 Sir Angus Grossart born - Merchant banker
1937 Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji died - Indian businessman and philanthropist
1937 Sir James Matthew Barrie (J.M. Barrie) died - Author and playwright
1937 Castlecary Disaster
1938 (Robert) Gordon Wilson born - Politician, who became Leader of the Scottish National Party
1938 Alan Wylie born - Artist
1938 Alexander MacRae died - Sportswear entrepreneur
1938 Bellahouston Leisure Centre (Glasgow City) Built
1938 Birkelunn (Aberdeenshire) Built
1938 Cardinal Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien born - Cardinal
1938 Castle Douglas Art Gallery (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1938 David Alan Stevenson (David A. Stevenson) died - Lighthouse engineer
1938 Dominion Cinema (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1938 Dr. (James) Pittendrigh MacGillivray died - Sculptor and poet
1938 Drone Hill (Scottish Borders) Opened
1938 Easterbrook Hall (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1938 Empire Exhibition
1938 Fife Ice Arena (Fife) Opened
1938 Figgate Park (City of Edinburgh) Created
1938 Friars' Carse Hotel (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1938 Fruitmarket Gallery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1938 Hermitage of Braid (City of Edinburgh) Created
1938 Iain Stewart MacMillan born - Pop photographer
1938 Ian Brady (Ian Duncan Stewart) born - 'Moors Murderer'
1938 Ian McCaskill (John Robertson McCaskill) born - Meteorologist and broadcaster
1938 Ian St. John (The Saint) born - Footballer, football manager and broadcaster, known as The Saint
1938 John Jackson Mackay (Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish) born - Politician
1938 John Smith born - Member of Parliament and Leader of the British Labour Party
1938 Moira Anderson born - Singer
1938 Muirtown Swing Bridge (Highland) Opened
1938 Nicol Williamson born - Stage and screen actor
1938 Northern Hotel (Aberdeen City) Built
1938 Prof. Alexander MacPhail died - Anatomist
1938 RM Condor (Angus) Opened
1938 Redmoss Transmitting Station (Aberdeen City) Opened
1938 Rothesay Pavilion (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1938 Sir David Steel (Lord Steel of Aikwood) born - Politician, author and speaker of the Scottish Parliament
1938 Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston died - Academic, diplomat and tutor to the last Emperor of China
1938 St Peter in Chains Church (North Ayrshire) Built
1938 The Luma Tower (Glasgow City) Built
1938 Tomnahurich Swing Bridge (Highland) Opened
1938 William (Willie) Wood born - Bowls player
1938 Winterhope Reservoir (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1938 Queen Elizabeth Liner Launched
1938 World Distance Record for Seaplanes
1939 (Alexander) Iain Calder born - Journalist
1939 Alfred Harker died - Geologist
1939 Andrew Reid died - Industrialist
1939 Barassie Railway Station (South Ayrshire) Opened
1939 Battleship Royal Oak sunk in Scapa Flow
1939 Carron Valley Reservoir (Stirling) Opened
1939 Charles Jencks born - Architect, architectural historian and author
1939 Cultybraggan (Perth and Kinross) Built
1939 DM Eastriggs (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1939 Donald (Don) Allan Cameron born - Balloon designer, entrepreneur and adventurer
1939 Donald MacCormick born - Political journalist
1939 Edingham Industrial Estate (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1939 Gribloch (Stirling) Built
1939 John Angus Macsween born - Entrepreneurial haggis-maker
1939 John Bell Cameron born - Farmer and businessman
1939 Kettleton Reservoir (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1939 King's Pavilion (Aberdeen City) Opened
1939 Lilian (Lil) Neilson born - Artist
1939 Lindsay Kemp born - Dancer, mime artist, choreographer and artistic director
1939 Mairi Hedderwick (Mairi Crawford Lindsay) born - Author and illustrator
1939 Our Lady Star of the Sea (Fife) Built
1939 RAF Lossiemouth (Moray) Opened
1939 Radio City (North Ayrshire) Opened
1939 Seafield Cemetery and Crematorium (City of Edinburgh) Built
1939 Sir George Bullough died - Wealthy industrialist
1939 Sir George Washington Browne died - Architect
1939 Sir John (Jackie) Young Stewart born - Racing car driver
1939 Sir Robert Philip died - Medical scientist who pioneered the management of tuberculosis
1939 St Andrew's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1939 St Machar Academy (Aberdeen City) Built
1939 Stanley (Stan) Wood born - Fossil collector
1939 Stracathro Hospital (Angus) Built / Opened
1939 The Glasgow Film Theatre (Glasgow City) Opened
1939 Tullos Primary School (Aberdeen City) Built
1939 William Gordon Burn Murdoch died - Artist and explorer
1939 First Air Raid of World War II
1939 Valleyfield Pit Disaster
c.1940 Scotland's Secret Bunker (Fife) Opened
1940 Alexander (Sandy) Fraser born - Artist
1940 Alexander Andrew Mackay (Derry) Irvine (Baron Irvine of Lairg) born - Judge and Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
1940 Barnton Quarry Command Centre (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1940 Cowie Line (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1940 Denis Law born - Footballer
1940 Dougal Haston born - Mountaineer
1940 Elizabeth Smith (Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill, Elizabeth Bennett) born - Politician and stateswoman
1940 HM Naval Base Clyde (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1940 Hillington West Railway Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1940 James (Jim) William Telfer born - Rugby captain and coach
1940 James Ballantine died - Stained glass artist
1940 James Elliot Shearer died - Minor artist
1940 John Buchan (1st Baron Tweedsmuir) died - Author, biographer and politician
1940 John Byrne born - Dramatist and artist
1940 John G. Boyd born - Artist
1940 John Lennon born - Pop singer and musician
1940 Kirknewton Airfield (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1940 Marie Loftus died - Music-hall entertainer
1940 Michael (Mike) Henry Denness born - Cricketer
1940 Michael Sheard born - Television, film and stage actor
1940 Nicholas Groves-Raines born - Conservation architect
1940 Philip Henry Kerr (11th Marquess of Lothian) died - Statesman, politician and diplomat
1940 Rev. Alexander (Alex) Muir born - Musician and clergyman
1940 Robin Harper born - Green politician
1940 Sir Charles (Chay) Blyth born - Yachtsman
1940 Sir John Gilmour died - Politician
1940 Sir Thomas (Tom) Farmer born - Entrepreneur and philanthropist
1940 Stuart Sutcliffe born - Pop musician
1940 Sydney Devine born - Country and western singer
1940 Tam Dalyell House (West Lothian) Built
1940 Tom McGrath born - Poet and playwright
1940 William (Billy) McNeill born - Football player
1941 Alexander (Alec) Ritchie died - Jewellery maker and metal-worker
1941 Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1941 Euphemia (Effie) Ritchie (Euphemia Thompson) died - Designer and jewellery maker
1941 Five Sisters Business Park (West Lothian) Opened
1941 George Balfour died - Engineer and politician
1941 Hannah Gordon born - Stage, television, radio and screen actress
1941 James Archibald Hood died - Coal Baron
1941 John Robertson born - Sports personality
1941 King George VI Bridge (Aberdeen City) Opened
1941 Longside Airfield (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1941 Patrick Moubray Cadell born - Archivist
1941 Powis House (Aberdeen City) Built / Opened
1941 Prof. Sir Kenneth Calman born - Oncologist and administrator
1941 Prof. Sir Neil MacCormick born - Lawyer, educator and nationalist politician
1941 Sir (Walter) Menzies Campbell (Lord Campbell of Pittenweem) born - Politician
1941 Sir Alexander (Alex) Ferguson born - Football manager
1941 Sir Craig Reedie born - Olympic administrator
1941 Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley died - Railway engineer
1941 Sir John Lavery died - Artist
1941 Thomas (Tom) Conti born - Stage, television and film actor
1941 Tony Roper born - Actor and playwright
1941 Whisky Galore
1941 Wigtown Airfield (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1941 Winston Barracks (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1941 Hitler's Deputy lands in Scotland
1942 Albert Watson born - International fashion photographer
1942 Angus Calder born - Historian, author, nationalist and educator
1942 Ann Heron Gloag born - Businesswoman and philanthropist
1942 Benbecula Airport (Western Isles) Opened
1942 Dr. Thomas Bassett Macaulay died - Canadian actuary, who became a generous philanthropist
1942 Edward Theodore Salvesen (Lord Salvesen) died - Law Lord
1942 George Foulkes (Lord Foulkes of Cumnock) born - Politician and football enthusiast
1942 George Simpson (Lord Simpson of Dunkeld) born - Businessman who precipitated one of the most dramatic crashes in British corporate history
1942 James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton (Lord Selkirk of Douglas) born - Politician
1942 John Bellany born - Painter
1942 John George Stewart-Murray (8th Duke of Atholl) died - Military commander and politician
1942 John Kerr (Lord Kerr of Kinlochard) born - Diplomat, civil servant and businessman
1942 John Milne born - Broadcaster
1942 Lieutenant Anthony (Tony) Fasson died - Naval officer
1942 Magnus Linklater born - Writer and broadcaster
1942 Muirhead Reservoir (North Ayrshire) Opened
1942 Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont (Baron Lamont of Lerwick) born - Politician
1942 Prof. (John) Norman Collie died - Scientist and pioneering mountaineer
1942 Robert Weir Allan died - Painter
1942 Sir (Michael) Hugh Shaw Stewart (8th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall) died - Landowner and politician
1942 Sir Duncan Rice born - Academic
1942 Sir Ian Wood born - Entrepreneur
1942 Sir William (Billy) Connolly born - Comedian, actor and TV personality
1942 Walter McGowan born - Boxer
1942 William (Bill) Bryden born - Theatre director, screenwriter and television executive
1942 William (Willie) Carson born - Champion jockey, born in Stirling
1942 Wing Commander Hugh Malcolm died - Royal Air Force pilot
1943 (Helen) Beatrix Potter died - English authoress and illustrator
1943 Annie Shepherd Swan died - Novelist
1943 Arabella Louisa Rankin died - Minor artist
1943 Barbara Rae born - Painter
1943 Cecilia (Cissie) Loftus died - Broadway actress, singer and mimic
1943 Clydebank Blitz
1943 DHFCS Crimond (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1943 DM Beith (North Ayrshire) Opened
1943 David Heddle born - Bowls player
1943 Dunblane Museum (Stirling) Opened
1943 Eve Graham (Evelyn May Beatson) born - Singer
1943 George Henry died - Artist, noted particularly for his landscape paintings
1943 Graeme Garden born - Actor, comedian and 'Goodie'
1943 Jack Bruce born - Rock musician and composer
1943 John Hays McLaren died - Horticulturist who laid out the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, one of the largest public parks in the world
1943 Margo MacDonald born - Politician, journalist and broadcaster
1943 Peter McRobbie born - Actor
1943 RAF Banff (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison born - Olympic champion
1943 Sylvester McCoy (James Kent-Smith) born - Stage, television and film actor
1943 Thomas (Tom) Chalmers Steel born - Television producer and author
1943 Veronica Linklater (Baroness Linklater of Butterstone) born - Educationalist, welfare specialist and politician
1943 William (Bill) Gibb born - Influential fashion designer
1943 William Soutar died - Poet and diarist
1943 William Thomson Neill died - Surveyor
1943 HMS Dasher Disaster
1944 (Michael) Eric Forth born - Uncompromising Conservative politician
1944 Achamore Gardens (Argyll and Bute) Created
1944 Alister Allan born - Scotland's single most successful Commonwealth Games medallist
1944 Anne Lorne Gillies born - Singer and political activist
1944 Dr. James Curle died - Solicitor and archaeologist
1944 Finnart Ocean Terminal (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1944 James (Jimmy) Boyle born - Gangster, murderer, artist and author
1944 James (Jimmy) Johnstone born - Football player
1944 Jane Haining died - Missionary and martyr
1944 Kenneth (Kenny) MacIntyre born - Combative interviewer and political reporter
1944 Prof. Charles Glover Barkla died - Physicist and Nobel laureate
1944 Rev. Prof. James Moffatt died - Ecclesiastical historian
1944 Robert (Bobby) McGregor (The Falkirk Flyer) born - Swimming champion
1944 Roger Ball born - Musician
1944 Sheena Wellington born - Folk singer
1944 Sir Robert Smith (Lord Smith of Kelvin) born - Banker and businessman
1944 Spey Dam and Reservoir (Highland) Opened
1944 Stuart McGugan born - Actor
1944 Thomas (Tom) Leonard born - Poet, dramatist and essayist
1944 William Fife died - Yacht designer
1945 (Matthew ) Quintin Jardine born - Novelist
1945 Auchengaich Reservoir (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1945 Brian Connolly born - Rock singer
1945 Churchill Barrier No 1 (Orkney) Opened
1945 Churchill Barrier No 2 (Orkney) Opened
1945 Churchill Barrier No 3 (Orkney) Opened
1945 Churchill Barrier No 4 (Orkney) Opened
1945 Churchill Barriers (Orkney) Opened
1945 Cosmo Gordon Lang (Baron Lang of Lambeth) died - Archbishop of Canterbury
1945 Cowie Line (Aberdeenshire) Closed
1945 David Clyde died - Actor
1945 Dennis Nilsen born - Serial killer, known as the Muswell Hill Murderer
1945 Douglas (Doug) Cocker born - Sculptor
1945 Dr. Richard Henderson born - Scientist
1945 Duncan Lunan born - Author
1945 Eric Henry Liddell died - Record-breaking athlete who won two medals in the 1924 Paris Olympic Games
1945 Eric McCredie born - Musician
1945 Eric Woolfson born - Musician and song-writer
1945 Gerald William Balfour (2nd Earl of Balfour) died - Politician
1945 Helen Hopekirk died - Pianist, piano teacher and composer
1945 Islesburgh House Hostel (Shetland) Built
1945 John Mathieson died - Surveyor, map-maker and explorer
1945 Jon Whiteley born - Child actor
1945 Kenneth (Ken) Buchanan born - Light-weight boxer
1945 Kenneth (Kenny) Ireland born - Actor
1945 Lady Emma Alice Margaret (Margot) Asquith (Margot Tennant; Countess of Oxford and Asquith) died - Society hostess and wit
1945 Leith Martello Tower (City of Edinburgh) Closed
1945 Longside Airfield (Aberdeenshire) Closed
1945 Malcolm (Mollie) Duncan born - Musician
1945 Margaret Ewing (Margaret Anne McAdam) born - Politician
1945 Michael Andrew Foster Jude (Kerr) Ancram (13th Marquess of Lothian; Earl of Ancram) born - Politician
1945 Owen (Onnie) McIntyre born - Musician
1945 Prof. Angus Stewart Deaton born - Microeconomist
1945 Prof. Sir David Wallace born - Physicist and pioneer of parallel computing
1945 Prof. Sir Thomas (Tom) Devine born - Historian
1945 Ruth Wishart born - Journalist and broadcaster
1945 Sir Moir Lockhead born - Entrepreneur
1945 Sir Rod Stewart born - English rock star, renowned for his husky voice
1945 Sir William Whyte died - Banker
1945 Thomas Peck Hunter died - Recipient of the Victoria Cross
1945 Tiree Power Station (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1945 Turnberry Airfield (South Ayrshire) Closed
1945 Victoria Crowe born - Artist, noted as a painter of landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, and self-portraits, in watercolour and oil
1945 William (Bill) Paterson born - TV, stage and screen actor
1945 Woodhall Railway Station (Inverclyde) Opened
c.1946 Salisbury Green (City of Edinburgh) Established
c.1946 St Leonard's Hall (City of Edinburgh) Established
1946 (Robert) Neil MacGregor born - Arts administrator and broadcaster
1946 (William Daniel) Dan McCafferty born - Vocalist
1946 Alan Gorrie born - Vocalist and musician
1946 Alexander (Alex) Ligertwood born - Versatile rock singer and musician
1946 Alexander (Aly) Bain born - Fiddler, known for his dramatic style
1946 Arran Creamery (North Ayrshire) Opened
1946 Benny Lynch died - Undoubtedly Scotland's greatest boxer
1946 Bowmore Power Station (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1946 Brian Cox born - Stage, screen and television actor
1946 Camperdown Park (Dundee City) Created
1946 Donovan Leitch (Donovan) born - Folk rock singer and song-writer, uncomfortably badged as "Britain's answer to Bob Dylan"
1946 Elizabeth (Liz) Lochhead born - Poet and dramatist
1946 Eric Robson born - Radio and television broadcaster
1946 Francis (Fra) Henry Newbery died - Director of the Glasgow School of Art and painter
1946 George Robertson (Lord Robertson of Port Ellen) born - Politician
1946 Hazel Josephine Aronson (Lady Cosgrove) born - First female judge in Scotland
1946 Helen Bannerman died - Author
1946 Inch House (City of Edinburgh) Built / Opened
1946 James Kelman born - Novelist, short-story writer and playwright
1946 John Logie Baird died - Engineer
1946 Joseph (Joe) Egan born - Singer and songwriter
1946 Marion Angus died - Minor poet
1946 Neil Mackie born - Tenor
1946 Nina Myskow born - Journalist and media personality
1946 Prof. William Macneile Dixon died - Poet and scholar of the English language
1946 RAF Banff (Aberdeenshire) Closed
1946 Richard Noble born - Holder of the world land speed record
1946 Robin Finlayson Cook born - Politician
1946 Roland Mitton born - Stained glass artist
1946 Rollo Park (Perth and Kinross) Created
1946 Ronald Belford (Bon) Scott born - Rock singer
1946 Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind born - Politician
1946 Terence (Terry) Nutkins born - Naturalist and broadcaster
1946 Violet Jacob died - Poet and author
1946 William (Bill) Forsyth born - Director and film-maker, born in Glasgow
1946 Paddle Steamer Waverley Launched
1947 A. Stewart Cruikshank died - Theatre impresario
1947 Aleister Crowley (Edward Alexander Crowley) died - Hedonist, influential satanist, cult leader and mountaineer, who was described by the press as the 'Wickedest Man in the World'
1947 Alexander MacArthur died - Unfortunate novelist
1947 Clarissa Dickson Wright born - Eccentric broadcaster and authoress
1947 Donald J. Macdonald born - Hotel entrepreneur
1947 Dr. John Reid (Lord Reid of Cardowan) born - Politician
1947 Edinburgh Festival Founded
1947 Galloway Forest Park (Dumfries and Galloway) Created
1947 George Houston died - Landscape artist
1947 Gerald (Gerry) Rafferty born - Musician and music producer
1947 Glasgow Zoopark (Glasgow City) Created
1947 Gordon Lamont Brown (Broon frae Troon) born - International rugby player
1947 Hallmuir POW Chapel (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1947 Ian Abbot born - Minor poet
1947 Ian McDiarmid born - Actor and theatre impresario
1947 Ian Scott Anderson born - Lead singer and flautist with the rock group Jethro Tull
1947 Inverness Airport (Highland) Opened
1947 James Miller died - Architect
1947 John Alexander Carfrae died - Architect
1947 John Crichton-Stuart (4th Marquess of Bute) died - Conservationist of the built environment
1947 Killiecrankie Visitor Centre (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1947 Marilyn Imrie born - Radio producer and theatre director
1947 Prof. John Brown born - Astronomer Royal for Scotland
1947 Seaton Park (Aberdeen City) Created
1947 Sir Francis Norie-Miller died - Insurance pioneer, who contributed much to the civic society of Perth
1947 Sir John Smith Flett died - Geologist
1947 Southerness Golf Course (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1947 Vincent Winter born - Child actor and film-maker
1947 Wigtown Airfield (Dumfries and Galloway) Closed
1947 Will Fyffe died - Comedian and singer
1947 William Irvine died - Presbyterian evangelist
1947 Burngrange Mining Disaster
1948 Lulu (Marie McDonald Lawrie) born - Pop singer, entertainer and TV personality
1948 Alan Longmuir born - Musician and founder of the band Bay City Rollers
1948 Alexander (Sandy) McCall Smith born - Prodigious author and academic lawyer
1948 Ann Budge born - Entrepreneur
1948 Anna Buchan (O. Douglas) died - Author
1948 Barbara Dickson born - Singer
1948 Barbara Scott Young (Baroness Young of Old Scone) born - Environmental administrator
1948 Brian Wilson born - Politician and journalist
1948 Charles Alfred Jarvis died - Heroic soldier, the first to win a Victoria Cross in World War I
1948 Claire Macdonald (Claire Catlow, Lady Macdonald of Macdonald) born - Cookery writer, teacher and hotelier
1948 Dame Sheila Marshall McKechnie born - Campaigner
1948 David Annand born - Sculptor
1948 Gillies MacKinnon born - One of the most prolific and versatile contemporary British film directors
1948 James (Jim) McEwan born - Master distiller
1948 James (Jim) Watt born - Boxer, born in Glasgow
1948 James Cosmo born - Actor
1948 John Home Robertson born - Politician
1948 John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo) born - Artist
1948 Joseph Henry Maclagen Wedderburn died - Mathematician
1948 Kirkwall Airport (Orkney) Opened
1948 Knockendon Reservoir (North Ayrshire) Opened
1948 Lieut-Colonel Gwido Langer died - Cryptographer
1948 Lochalsh Dam (Highland) Opened
1948 Lynn Faulds-Wood born - Television presenter, journalist and consumer champion
1948 Morar Power Station (Highland) Opened
1948 National Engineering Laboratory (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1948 Norman Ainsley died - Screen and stage actor
1948 Nostie Bridge Power Station (Highland) Opened
1948 Prince Charles (The Duke of Rothesay, Charles Mountbatten-Windsor) born - Heir to the British throne
1948 Prof. Sir D'Arcy Thompson died - Renowned zoologist
1948 Sir Arthur Whitten Brown died - Aviation pioneer
1948 The State Hospital (South Lanarkshire) Built / Opened
1948 Walter Smith born - Football manager
1949 (John) Rooke Corbett died - Mountaineer
1949 Alan Grant born - Comic writer
1949 Aldour Bridge (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1949 Andrew Ferguson Neil born - Journalist and broadcaster
1949 Bad an Sgalaig, Loch (Highland) Opened
1949 Bernard Gallacher born - Golfer
1949 Castle Venlaw Hotel (Scottish Borders) Built
1949 Duncan Bannatyne born - Entrepreneur and philanthropist
1949 Frankie Miller born - Blues singer and song-writer
1949 George Sneddon born - Championship bowler
1949 Hamish Stuart born - Musician
1949 Ian Charleson born - Stage and screen actor
1949 Isabella (Ella) Robertson Christie died - Redoubtable traveller, explorer, authoress and gardener
1949 James Black died - Clergyman
1949 Jessie Marion King died - Illustrator
1949 Keith Manson Miller born - Chief Executive of the Miller Group
1949 Margaret Anne Marshall born - Soprano Born in Stirling, Marshall studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and came to prominence when she won first prize at the Munich International Competition in 1974
1949 Marie (Mhairi) Harrower born - Paralympic medalist
1949 Mark Freuder Knopfler born - Rock musician
1949 Michael (Mike) Watson (Lord Watson of Invergowrie) born - Labour politician
1949 Prof. Sir Hew Strachan born - Historian, for his work on the administration of the British Army and the history of the First World War
1949 Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall died - Clergyman, who became Chaplain to the US Senate
1949 Rory Macdonald born - Musician and vocalist
1949 Ross Davidson (William Russell Davidson) born - Actor
1949 Scottish Enterprise Technology Park (South Lanarkshire) Opened
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