1926 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1926 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1925–26 • 1926–27
Events from the year 1926 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George V
- Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – Sir John Gilmour, Bt until post abolished 26 July
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal, from 15 July – Sir John Gilmour, Bt
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Clyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Alness
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord St Vigeans
- 29 January – Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire by-elections: Conservatives retain the seats.
- 26 March – Bothwell by-election: Labour retains the seat.
- 3 – 12 May: 1926 United Kingdom general strike. Some violence in Glasgow.
- 26 November – launch, under the auspices of the Scots National League, of a new monthly Nationalist newspaper entitled The Scots Independent.
- Findhorn Bridge near Tomatin completed.
- First stage of Lanark Hydro Electric Scheme constructed.
- Scotland's only sugar beet processing plant is opened at Cupar.
- Sacramento River sternwheel paddle steamers Delta King and Delta Queen are shipped from William Denny and Brothers' yard at Dumbarton to California.
- The post of Secretary for Scotland upgraded to a full Secretary of State appointment
- 13 January – Craigie Aitchison, painter (died 2009)
- 17 January – Moira Shearer, ballet dancer (died 2006 in England)
- 11 February – Alexander Gibson, conductor and opera intendant (died 1995)
- 19 February – Charlie Cox, footballer (died 2008)
- 8 March - Edith MacArthur, actress
- 12 March – Gudrun Ure, actress
- 22 March – Alastair Reid, poet and scholar of South American literature (died 2014 in the United States)
- 3 April - Andrew Keir, actor (died 1997 in England)
- 22 April – James Stirling, architect (died 1992 in England)
- May – Duncan Campbell, trumpet player
- 24 May – Stanley Baxter, comic actor
- 2 July - Morag Beaton, dramatic soprano (died 2010 in Australia)
- 3 August - Rona Anderson, actress (died 2013 in England)
- 15 August - D. E. R. Watt, historian (died 2004)
- 4 September – George William Gray, chemist, pioneer of liquid crystal technology (died 2013)
- 12 September – Dave Valentine, international rugby player (died 1976)
- 17 October - Archie Duncan, historian
- 9 November - Johnny Beattie, comedian
- 2 January – John Gray McKendrick, physiologist, Regius Professor of Physiology at the University of Glasgow (born 1841)
- 3 February – Archibald White Maconochie, businessman and MP (born 1855)
- 4 April – John McTavish footballer (born 1885)
- 31 July – John McPherson, international footballer (born 1868)
- 4 September – Alexander Morison McAldowie, physician, folklorist and ornithologist (born 1852)
- About Us Archived 30 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine www.scotsindependent.org, accessed 18 May 2013.
- "Findhorn Bridge". Canmore. Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
- Clarke, Mary (2 February 2006). "Obituary: Moira Shearer". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
- "Turning Back the Clock: the Maconochie brothers, iconic Lowestoft employers who fed an army". Lowestoft Journal. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2019.