1880 in Scotland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|1880 in Scotland|
|1878 | 1879 | 1880 | 1881 | 1882|
Events from 1880 in Scotland
- February - Telephones introduced in Edinburgh.
- 27 April - United Kingdom general election, 1880: The Liberal Party defeat the Conservatives by a substantial majority following the 'Midlothian campaign' by William Ewart Gladstone who is returned as Member of Parliament for Midlothian and becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 1 July - The Callander and Oban Railway is opened throughout to Oban.
- A. & R. Scott begin producing the predecessor of Scott's Porage Oats.
- 4 April - William Russell Flint, watercolourist (died 1969)
- 6 May - Edmund Ironside, British Army officer (died 1959)
- 14 May - B. C. Forbes, financial journalist (died 1954 in the United States)
- September - Peter Kyle, footballer (died 1961)
- 23 September - John Boyd Orr, physician and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died 1971)
- 15 October - Marie Stopes, author, palaeobotanist, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer in the field of birth control (died 1958)
- 18 October - Alexander Livingstone, Liberal politician (died 1950)
- Margaret McCoubrey, suffragette and pacifist in Belfast (died 1955 in Northern Ireland)
- Preston Watson, aviator (killed in aviation accident 1915)
- Scottish Grand National first run under this name.
- 1870s Rangers F.C. seasons
- 1879–80 Heart of Midlothian F.C. season
- 1879–80 Hibernian F.C. season
- 1879–80 Scottish Cup
- 1880 Open Championship
- 1880–81 Scottish Cup
- 1880–81 Heart of Midlothian F.C. season
- 1880–81 Hibernian F.C. season
- Dykehead F.C.
- East Craigie F.C.
- Forth Corinthian Yacht Club
- Parkhead F.C.
- Port Glasgow Athletic F.C.
- Selkirk F.C.
- Strachur and District Shinty Club
- William McGonagall produces his doggerel poem "The Tay Bridge Disaster" to commemorate the previous December's Tay Bridge disaster.