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1900 in Scotland

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1900 in Scotland
Centuries:  17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Decades:  1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s

Events from the year 1900 in Scotland.



  • Monarch — Victoria
  • Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal — Lord Balfour of Burleigh
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Andrew Murray
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Charles Dickson
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Blair Balfour
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Kingsburgh
  • Events

  • 23 March — SS Sir Walter Scott enters excursion service on Loch Katrine.
  • 23 April–12 May — The Automobile Club of Great Britain stages a Thousand Mile Trial, a reliability motor rally over a circular route from London to Edinburgh and return.
  • May — The Migdale Hoard of early Bronze Age jewellery is discovered near Bonar Bridge.
  • September–November — Queen Victoria pays her last visit to Balmoral Castle.
  • 31 October — The United Free Church of Scotland is formed by union of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland.
  • 15 December — All three keepers of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse are drowned.
  • 21 December — Delting disaster: four fishing boats with 22 crew from the Shetland villages of Mossbank and Firth (in the parish of Delting) are lost in a storm.
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs the White Dining Room for Catherine Cranston's tearooms in Ingram Street, Glasgow.
  • Births

  • 14 March — Margaret Kidd, lawyer (died 1989)
  • 29 May — David Maxwell Fyfe, 1st Earl of Kilmuir, lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor (died 1967)
  • 9 October — Alastair Sim, character actor on stage and screen (died 1976)
  • 12 December — David Meiklejohn, international footballer (died 1959)
  • Margaret Sinclair, nun (died 1925)
  • Deaths

  • 15 May — Hercules Linton, shipbuilder (born 1837)
  • 30 May — Francis Moncreiff, international rugby union player and Scotland's first captain (born 1849)
  • 9 October — John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, landowner (born 1847)
  • The Arts

  • Doric dialect poet Charles Murray publishes Hamewith, including "The Whistle".
  • References

    1900 in Scotland Wikipedia

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