1928 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1928 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1927–28 • 1928–29
Events from the year 1928 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
- 11 February – formation of the National Party of Scotland, a predecessor the Scottish National Party. On 23 June it holds a demonstration at Stirling marking the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
- 31 March – the Scotland national football team defeat England 5-1 at Wembley Stadium.
- 28 April – June: Motorcycle speedway racing staged at Celtic Park.
- 1 May – the London and North Eastern Railway's Flying Scotsman steam-hauled express train begins to run non-stop over the 393 miles (632 km) of the East Coast Main Line from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley.
- 18 June – transatlantic liner SS Duchess of Richmond is launched at John Brown & Company's shipyard at Clydebank for Canadian Pacific Steamships.
- 20 July – Scottish Court of Criminal Appeal overturns Oscar Slater's 1909 murder conviction.
- 26 August – in Paisley, May Donoghue finds the remains of a snail in her ginger beer, leading to the landmark negligence case Donoghue v. Stevenson.
- 25 October – a passenger express runs into the rear of a derailed freight train near Dinwoodie railway station with 4 deaths.
- Grampian hydroelectricity scheme initiated.
- First high-voltage electricity pylon for the UK National Grid is erected near Edinburgh.
- Politics of Edinburgh: Progressives form a group on the local council.
- 1 January – Iain Crichton Smith, poet (died 1998)
- 17 January – Matt McGinn, folk singer (died 1977)
- 29 February - Irene Sunters, actress (died 2005)
- 10 March – Alex McAvoy, actor (died 2005)
- 4 April – Jimmy Logan, born James Allan Short, entertainer (died 2001)
- 7 April – Gael Turnbull, poet (died 2004)
- 11 April - Duncan Williamson, storyteller and singer (died 2007)
- 22 May – John Mackenzie (died 2011), film director
- 27 May – Thea Musgrave, classical composer
- 2 June - Calum Kennedy, singer (died 2006)
- 5 June – James Kennaway, novelist and screenwriter (died 1968 in England)
- 29 June - Ian Bannen, character actor and occasional leading man (died 1999)
- 16 July – Bryden Thomson, orchestral conductor (died 1991 in Ireland)
- 8 August – Peter Keenan, boxer (died 2000)
- 6 October – Flora MacNeil, singer in Scottish Gaelic (died 2015)
- 9 October - Joseph Brady, actor (died 2001 in London)
- 28 October – Lawrie Reilly, international footballer (died 2013)
- 11 December – Andy MacMillan, architect (died 2014)
- 27 November - Sir John Arnold Clark billionaire businessman (died 2017)
- 28 December – Ian Steel, road racing cyclist (died 2015)
- John Maxwell Anderson, consultant surgeon (died 1982)
- 13 April – Charles Sims, painter (born 1873 in England; suicide)
- 28 May – Sir James William Beeman Hodsdon, Scottish surgeon, president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, (born 1858)
- 29 October – John Macintyre, laryngologist and pioneer radiographer (born 1857)
- 10 December – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect, designer and watercolourist (born 1868; died in London)
- 24 December – Thomas Corsan Morton, painter (born 1859)
- John Burnet, classicist (born 1863)
- The Fife Miner Players begin to tour Joe Corrie's play In Time o' Strife, concerning the effect of the 1926 United Kingdom general strike in the Fife Coalfield.
- Nan Shepherd's first novel The Quarry Wood is published.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
- Inglis, Simon (1996). Football Grounds of Britain. London: CollinsWillow. p. 432. ISBN 0-00-218426-5.
- "Forfarshire's New Name". The Times (45032). London. 1928-10-24. p. 8.
It was last May that the Forfarshire County Council passed a resolution...
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 369–370. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Chapman, Matthew (2010). The Snail and the Ginger Beer: the story of Donoghue v Stevenson. London: Wildy, Simmons & Hill. ISBN 0-85490-049-7.
- "Accident at Dinwoodie - Wamphray on 25th October 1928". Railways Archive. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
- Kermack, W. R. (1944). 19 Centuries of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston. p. 92.
- Shaw, Alan (2005-09-29). "Kelvin to Weir, and on to GB SYS 2005" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2011-01-10.