1950 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1950 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1949–50 • 1950–51
Events from the year 1950 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George VI
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – Arthur Woodburn until 28 February; then Hector McNeil
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Cooper
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Thomson
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Gibson
- 21 February – Clydebank-built Cunard liner RMS Aquitania arrives at the scrapyard in Faslane at the end of a 36-year career.
- August – first official Edinburgh Military Tattoo staged at Edinburgh Castle as part of the Edinburgh Festival.
- 22 August – 54-year-old William "Ned" Barnie becomes the first Scot to swim the English Channel, going on to complete 3 crossings.
- 8 September – 116 miners trapped underground in a landslide at Knockshinnoch Castle colliery at New Cumnock in Ayrshire.
- 9 September – first miners are rescued from Knockshinnoch Castle colliery.
- 11 September – rescue operation from Knockshinnoch Castle colliery is completed, with all 116 miners saved.
- 18 October – the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Loch Sloy Hydro-Electric Scheme is inaugurated.
- 25 December – the Stone of Scone, the traditional coronation stone of Scottish monarchs, English monarchs and more recently British monarchs, is removed from London's Westminster Abbey by a group of four Scottish students.
- St. Margaret's Hospice in Clydebank, the first modern hospice in Scotland, is begun by the Sisters of Charity.
- 21 January – Seona Reid, arts administrator
- 10 March – Ted McKenna, rock drummer (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) (died 2019)
- 22 March – Jocky Wilson, darts player (died 2012)
- 30 March – Robbie Coltrane, actor and comedian
- 31 March – William Blair, judge and financial lawyer
- 1 May – Malcolm James Mackenzie, footballer
- 6 May – Robbie McIntosh, funk drummer (Average White Band) (died 1974)
- 12 May – Helena Kennedy, lawyer
- 27 May – Alex Gray, crime novelist
- 18 September – Jock McFadyen, painter
- 7 November – Lindsay Duncan, actress
- 3 December – Angus Glennie, Lord Glennie, judge
- 15 January – George Livingstone, footballer (born 1876)
- 26 February – Harry Lauder, entertainer (born 1870)
- 17 March – Adam McKinlay, Labour politician (born 1887)
- 30 March – Joe Yule, comedian and actor (born 1892)
- 9 May – Charles Alexander Stevenson, lighthouse engineer (born 1855)
- 14 September – Alexander Livingstone, Liberal politician (born 1880)
- James Drever, psychologist (born 1873)
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Miners trapped underground by landslide". BBC News. 8 September 1950. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2008.
- Newsreel footage of opening ceremony.
- "History". St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. Retrieved 4 September 2014.