Samiksha Jaiswal

1964 in Scotland

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1964 in Scotland
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Events from the year 1964 in Scotland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch — Elizabeth II
  • Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal — Michael Noble until 16 October; then Willie Ross
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Ian Shearer, Lord Avonside; then Gordon Stott
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — David Colville Anderson; then Henry Wilson
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Clyde
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Grant
  • Chairman of the Scottish Land Court — Lord Gibson
  • Events

  • 11 January — U.K.-wide teen girls' magazine Jackie first published by DC Thomson of Dundee.
  • 29 April — 1964 Aberdeen typhoid outbreak: All schools in Aberdeen are closed following 136 cases of typhoid being reported.
  • 14 May — Rutherglen by-election: Labour gains seat from the Conservatives.
  • 20 May — 1964 Aberdeen typhoid outbreak begins.
  • 23 June — University of Strathclyde chartered.
  • 4 September — Forth Road Bridge opens over the Firth of Forth, linking Fife and Edinburgh.
  • 22 September — Hunterston A nuclear power station opened.
  • 15 October — United Kingdom general election: Labour defeats Sir Alec Douglas-Home's Conservatives and the Unionist Party in Scotland loses 8 seats.
  • 20 November — The first part of the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh is opened.
  • HMNB Clyde established by the Royal Navy at Faslane on the Gare Loch.
  • William Grant & Sons first market their Glenfiddich distillery Speyside single malt whisky in bottles internationally.
  • Births

  • 29 January — Roddy Frame, singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 2 February — Susan Deacon, Labour politician and MSP (1999–2007)
  • 12 February — Stephen Carter, businessman and politician
  • 19 February — Jim McInally, international footballer and manager
  • 7 March — Tommy Sheridan, socialist politician and MSP (1999–2007)
  • 13 April — John Swinney, Scottish National Party leader and government minister
  • 18 April — Niall Ferguson, historian
  • 24 May — Liz McColgan, athlete
  • 31 May — Billy Davies, footballer and manager
  • 1 August — Fiona Hyslop, Scottish National Party MSP (1999- ) and government minister
  • 9 September — John Hughes, footballer and manager
  • 13 November — Paul McBride, criminal lawyer (died 2012)
  • 11 December — Justin Currie, singer-songwriter
  • 25 December — Gary McAllister, international footballer, manager and coach
  • Stephen Conroy, painter
  • Aminatta Forna, novelist
  • Jim Lambie, installation artist
  • Brendan O'Hara, Scottish National Party MP (2015- )
  • Alan Warner, novelist
  • Deaths

  • 31 May — Nikolai Orlov, classical pianist (born 1892 in Russia)
  • 21 July — John White, international footballer (born 1937)
  • 25 September — Robert Wilson, tenor (born 1907)
  • 11 December — Charles Donaldson, Conservative politician (born 1903)
  • 31 December — Ronald Fairbairn, psychoanalyst (born 1889)
  • The Arts

  • 15 December — Peter Watkins' docudrama Culloden is broadcast on BBC Television.
  • References

    1964 in Scotland Wikipedia


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