1927 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1927 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1926–27 • 1927–28
Events from the year 1927 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George V
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – 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
- 23 March – Leith by-election: Liberals hold seat.
- 16 April – the Scottish Cup Final is broadcast live on radio for the first time. Celtic F.C. beat East Fife 3-1.
- 12 July – official opening in Glasgow of the new Kelvin Hall exhibition venue and George V Bridge.
- 14 July – the Scottish National War Memorial is opened at Edinburgh Castle (architect: Robert Lorimer).
- 26 September – David MacBrayne's paddle steamer Grenadier (1885) catches fire and sinks at her overnight mooring in Oban with the loss of three crew.
- October – a school of pilot whales runs aground in the bay between Bonar Bridge and Ardgay.
- The Gillespie, Kidd & Coia architectural practice in Glasgow assumes this name.
- Glasgow University Scottish Nationalist Association formed.
- The Church of Scotland introduces the Church Hymnary, revised edition.
- 24 January – Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, lieutenant (died 2007)
- 16 February – Pearse Hutchinson, poet, broadcaster and translator (died 2012 in Ireland)
- 23 February – Willie Ormond, international footballer and manager (died 1984)
- 27 February – Jimmy Halliday, Scottish National Party leader (died 2013)
- 5 April – Colin Young, film educator
- 6 April – Nancy Riach, swimmer (died at 1947 European Aquatics Championships in Monte Carlo)
- 12 April – Patrick Meehan, criminal, victim of a miscarriage of justice (died 1994 in Swansea)
- 23 June – Kenneth McKellar, tenor (died 2010)
- 29 June – Tom Fleming, actor, director, poet and broadcast commentator (died 2010)
- 2 July – James Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Chancellor
- 1 October – Sandy Gall, television journalist (born in Penang)
- 5 October – Bruce Millan, Labour Secretary of State for Scotland (died 2013)
- 7 October – R. D. Laing, psychiatrist (died 1989 in Saint-Tropez)
- 10 October – Thomas Wilson, composer (died 2001)
- 31 October – Charles Cameron, bizarre magician (died 2001)
- 7 November – Melissa Stribling, film and television actress (died 1992 in Watford)
- 27 November – Arnold Clark, businessman (died 2017)
- 24 December – John Glashan, born McGlashan, cartoonist (died 1999)
- Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith, conservation architect
- 16 March – Sir Henry Craik, 1st Baronet, civil servant, writer and Unionist politician (born 1846; died in London)
- 17 March – James Scott Skinner, dancing master, fiddler and composer (born 1843)
- 26 June – Thomas P. Marwick, architect, (born 1854)
- 8 July – Charles Hay, 20th Earl of Erroll, soldier and Conservative politician (born 1852)
- September – John George Govan businessman and evangelist who founded The Faith Mission in 1886 (born 1861)
- Haldane Burgess historian, poet, novelist, violinist, linguist and socialist, a noted figure in Shetland's cultural history (born 1862)
- James Thomson, City Engineer, City Architect, and Housing Director of Dundee (born 1852)
- Joe Corrie's play In Time o' Strife, showing the effect of the General Strike on the Fife coal mining community, is first performed; and his The Image o' God and Other Poems is published.
- Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland formed.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- "Court Circular". The Times (44632). London. 1927-07-13. p. 19.
- "Whales at Bonar Bridge". Tain Through Time. Tain Museum Image Library. 2004-02-26. Retrieved 2014-08-11.