1930s|Monarch — George V
Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal — Robert Munro
Lord Advocate — James Avon Clyde
Solicitor General for Scotland — Thomas Brash Morison
Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Strathclyde
Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Dickson
Chairman of the Scottish Land Court — Lord Kennedy
5 January — Stornoway Gazette first published.
29 January — Royal Navy steam-powered submarine HMS K13 sinks on trial in the Gare Loch with the loss of 32 men; 48 are rescued.
7 February — The Clyde-built Atlantic liner SS California (1907), homeward bound for Glasgow from New York, is torpedoed and sunk by SM U-85 approaching Ireland. 41 are killed but around 162 survivors return to Glasgow.
1 May — Imperial German Navy Zeppelins L 43 and L 45 conduct reconnaissance patrols over the North Sea off the coast of Scotland, patrolling off the Firth of Forth and Aberdeen, respectively.
9 July — HMS Vanguard is blown apart by an internal explosion at her moorings in Scapa Flow, Orkney, killing an estimated 843 crew with no survivors.
2 August — Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning becomes the first pilot to land his aircraft on a ship when he lands his Sopwith Pup on HMS Furious in Scapa Flow but is killed five days later during another landing on the ship.
23 August — Start of lockout at Pullars dyeing works in Perth.
October — First North British Railway C Class steam locomotives are allocated for loan to the Royal Engineers' Railway Operating Division on the Western Front.
3 December — Strathmore meteorite falls in Perthshire.
27 February - George Mitchell, musician, best known for having devised the The Black and White Minstrel Show (died in Shropshire 2002)
15 May - Anna Macleod, biochemist, first female Professor of Brewing and Biochemistry in the world (died 2004)
18 May - James Donald, actor (died in West Tytherley, Hampshire 1993)
10 June - Ruari McLean, typographic designer (died 2006)
26 September - Phillip Clancey, leading authority on the ornithology of South Africa (died 2001 in South Africa)
16 October - Murray MacLehose, Governor of Hong Kong (died 2000)
14 December - Alberto Morrocco, artist and teacher (died 1998)
Pipe Major Donald MacLeod, piper, British Army pipe major, composer and bagpipe instructor (died 1982)
17 March — Hippolyte Blanc, architect, best known for his church buildings in the Gothic revival style (born 1844)
22 October - William Hole, English artist, illustrator, etcher and engraver, known for his industrial, historical and biblical scenes (born in Salisbury in 1846)
1 December — George Henry Tatham Paton, army captain, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, mortally wounded in action in France (born 1895)
27 December — George Diamandy, Romanian revolutionary socialist politician, social scientist, dramatist, journalist, diplomat, archaeologist and landowner, died and buried at sea off Shetland (born 1867 in Romania)
17 August — One of English literature's most important and famous meetings takes place when Wilfred Owen introduces himself to fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh.
Joseph Lee (who is made a prisoner of war later this year) publishes the poetry collection Work-a-Day Warriors.
Ewart Alan Mackintosh (who is killed on 23 November in the Battle of Cambrai) publishes A Highland Regiment and Other Poems.
Doric dialect poet and soldier Charles Murray publishes The Sough o' War.
1917 in Scotland Wikipedia
Events from the year 1917 in Scotland.