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1938 in Scotland

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1938 in Scotland
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Events from the year 1938 in Scotland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch — George VI
  • Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal — Walter Elliot until 16 May; then John Colville
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Thomas Mackay Cooper
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — James Reid
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Normand
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Aitchison
  • Chairman of the Scottish Land Court — Lord MacGregor Mitchell, then Lord Murray
  • Events

  • 27 April — Second Division team East Fife F.C. uniquely win the Scottish Cup in Association football.
  • 3 May — Empire Exhibition opens in Glasgow.
  • 30 July — The Beano comic, published by D. C. Thomson & Co. of Dundee, goes on sale across the U.K.
  • 27 September — RMS Queen Elizabeth is launched at Clydebank; she is the largest ship in the world at this time.
  • Iona Community established by Rev. George MacLeod in Glasgow.
  • English landowner David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale, buys the island of Inch Kenneth.
  • The Hermitage of Braid estate, adjacent to Blackford Hill, is gifted to the city of Edinburgh for recreational purposes by John McDougal.
  • The Neolithic settlement of Rinyo on Rousay in Orkney is excavated by V. Gordon Childe.
  • Broughton Place at Broughton in the Borders is built in the style of a traditional tower house by Basil Spence incorporating decorative reliefs by Hew Lorimer.
  • Turner & Newall establish an asbestos cement plant at Dalmuir.
  • Agnes Mure Mackenzie publishes The Foundations of Scotland, the first of a 6-volume history.
  • Births

  • 2 January — Ian Brady, born Ian Duncan Stewart, serial killer
  • 16 February — Willie Hamilton, footballer (died 1976 in Canada)
  • 7 March — Alan Cousin, footballer (died 2016)
  • 31 March
  • Ian Gray, comics scriptwriter (died 2007)
  • David Steel, Liberal Democrats leader and 1st Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
  • 5 June — Moira Anderson, singer
  • 27 June — David Hope, judge
  • 13 September — John Smith, Labour Party leader (died 1994 in London)
  • 20 October — Iain Macmillan, photographer (died 2006)
  • Deaths

  • 31 January — Sir James Crichton-Browne, psychiatrist (born 1840)
  • 9 April — Moses McNeil, footballer, a founder of Rangers F.C. (born 1855)
  • 11 April — David Alan Stevenson, lighthouse designer (born 1854)
  • 25 April — Robert MacGregor Mitchell, Lord MacGregor Mitchell, Chairman of the Scottish Land Court 1934–38 (born 1875)
  • 29 April — James Pittendrigh Macgillivray, sculptor and poet (born 1856)
  • 29 August — John Macdonald, sportsman and physician (died 1861)
  • The Arts

  • Hugh S. Roberton writes the "Mingulay Boat Song".
  • References

    1938 in Scotland Wikipedia


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