1946 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1946 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1945–46 • 1946–47
Events from the year 1946 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Normand
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Cooper
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Gibson
- 16 March – American Liberty ship Byron Darnton runs aground off Sanda Island; all 54 aboard are rescued.
- 13 April – a crowd of 139,468 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, watch the Scotland national football team defeat England 1-0 in a Victory International series Association football match.
- 10 July – a crowd of 45,000 at Hampden Park watch Jackie Paterson defend his world flyweight boxing title.
- 25 July – a train collides with a bus which has crashed through level crossing gates at Balmuckety near Kirriemuir, killing 10.
- 27 August – MV Princess Victoria, the first roll-on/roll-off ferry built for service in British waters (the Stranraer–Larne crossing), is launched at William Denny and Brothers' shipyard in Dumbarton.
- 22–27 November – the last election for a university constituency in the United Kingdom is held when the Combined Scottish Universities by-election is held. Walter Elliot (Unionist) wins decisively.
- 5 December
- Naturalist Gavin Maxwell purchases the island of Soay, Skye, and attempts to start a commercial shark fishing enterprise there.
- The Hoover Company opens a factory at Cambuslang.
- 30 January – Donald Mackay, Baron Mackay of Drumadoon, Lord Advocate
- 28 February – Robin Cook, Labour MP and Foreign Secretary (died 2005)
- May – Jock Brown, solicitor and football commentator
- 10 May – Donovan, singer, songwriter and guitarist
- 1 June – Brian Cox, actor
- 9 June – James Kelman, novelist
- 9 July – Bon Scott, hard rock musician (AC/DC) in Australia (died 1980 in London)
- 29 July – Bill Forsyth, film director
- 27 October – Margaret Bennett, ethnologist
- 6 November – George Young, rock musician in Australia (died 2017)
- 14 December – Peter Lorimer, international footballer
- 17 February – Sir George Pirie, painter (born 1863)
- 18 February – Catherine Carswell, biographer and journalist (born 1879)
- 20 May – Jane Findlater, novelist (born 1866)
- 5 June – James Craig Annan, photographer (born 1864)
- 14 June – John Logie Baird, television pioneer (born 1888; died in England)
- 23 July – James Maxton, MP and leader of the Independent Labour Party (born 1885)
- 6 August – Benny Lynch, flyweight boxer (born 1913)
- 18 August – Marion Angus, Scots language poet (born 1865 in England)
- 9 September – Violet Jacob, historical novelist (born 1863)
Arts and literature
- 22 May – English writer George Orwell leaves London to spend much of the next 18 months at Barnhill, Jura, working on his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
- Summer – Robert McLeish's The Gorbals Story is premiered by Glasgow Unity Theatre at the Queens Theatre.
- Oriel Malet's fictionalised biography of Marjory Fleming is published.
- Janet Adam Smith's Life Among the Scots is published.
- "Bryon Darnton [sic.]". Canmore. Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "Report on the Collision which occurred on 25th July, 1946, at Balmuckety Level Crossing on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway". Railways Archive. Retrieved 2014-07-17.
- Maxwell, Gavin (1952). Harpoon at a Venture. London: Hart-Davis.