1934 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1934 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1933–34 • 1934–35
Events from the year 1934 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George V
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – Sir Godfrey Collins
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Clyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Aitchison
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord St Vigeans, then Lord MacGregor Mitchell
- 14 & 16 January – Christina MacLennan gives birth to twins, the first on the island of Scarp in the county of Inverness-shire and the second in Stornoway in the county of Ross and Cromarty.
- 3 April – work on construction of "Hull 534", the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, at John Brown & Company's shipyard at Clydebank resumes after more than 2 years' suspension due to the Great Depression following a financial agreement between the Cunard Line and the British government.
- 7 April – the Scottish National Party is formed by merger of the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party. On 20 April it holds its first public meeting, in Edinburgh.
- 21 April – the "surgeon's photograph" of the Loch Ness Monster, much later admitted to be a hoax, is published in the Daily Mail (London).
- 29 May – first regular domestic airmail service, inaugurated by Highland Airways between Inverness and Kirkwall.
- 28 & 31 July – Gerhard Zucker launches rocket mail experimentally between the Outer Hebridean islands of Scarp and Harris; in both attempts the powder rockets explode.
- 26 September – launching of the RMS Queen Mary at Clydebank.
- 25 December – dedication of the permanent St Columba's Cathedral at Oban, Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.
- Sandray becomes uninhabited.
- Gordonstoun school established in Moray.
- Original Barrowland Ballroom building is opened in Glasgow by "Barra Queen" Maggie McIver.
- Agnes Mure Mackenzie publishes the historical biography Robert Bruce, King of Scots.
- 12 January – I. Howard Marshall, theologian (died 2015)
- 7 April - Ian Richardson, actor (died 2007)
- 24 April – John Cameron, Lord Coulsfield, judge (died 2016)
- 5 May – Jim Reid, folk musician (died 2009)
- 10 May – Sir William Lithgow, 2nd Baronet, businessman
- 28 August – John Stephen, menswear entrepreneur (died 2004 in England)
- 21 September – David J. Thouless, condensed-matter physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics
- 14 November – Dave Mackay, footballer and manager (died 2015 in England)
- 28 December – Alasdair Gray, novelist, artist, playwright, academic, teacher and poet
- 18 April – Catherine Cranston, tearoom proprietor (born 1849)
- 18 December – Peter Hodge, referee and football manager (born 1871)
- September – English actor John Le Mesurier (under his birth name John Halliley) makes his professional stage debut, with the Millicent Ward Repertory Players at the Palladium Theatre, Edinburgh, in J. B. Priestley's Dangerous Corner.
- Helen Cruickshank's poems Up the Noran Water published.
- Hugh MacDiarmid's Stony Limits and Other Poems published.
- Nan Shepherd's poems In the Cairngorms published.
- "The Lost Islands". Stornoway: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
- Martin, David; Boyd, Alastair (1999). Nessie – the Surgeon's Photograph Exposed. East Barnet: authors. ISBN 0-9535708-0-0.
- Blake, Richard. The Book of Postal Dates, 1635-1985. Caterham: Marden. p. 29.
- "Rocket". The British Postal Museum & Archive. Archived from the original on 11 December 2005. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
- Wade, Mark (2005-03-28). "Zucker Rocket". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
- Beith, Richard (1981). Scottish Air Mails 1919-1979. Dunblane: author. p. 84.
- Chadha, Linda. "Maggie McIver". Glasgow Women's Library. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
- Billington, Michael (10 February 2007). "Obituary: Ian Richardson". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 January 2018.