1966 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1966 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1965–66 • 1966–67
1966 in Scottish television
Events from the year 1966 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Clyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Grant
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Birsay
- 1 February – Heriot-Watt College in Edinburgh is designated Heriot-Watt University.
- 9 February – construction of a prototype fast breeder nuclear reactor at Dounreay on the north coast of Scotland is announced.
- 28 March – Ballachulish branch railway officially closed; Connel Bridge becomes a road-only crossing.
- 11 April (Easter Monday) – Scottish clearing banks observe today as a bank holiday for the first time, aligning them with those in England.
- 27 June
- 18 July – Old Man of Hoy first climbed, by Chris Bonington, Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey.
- 18 August – the Tay Road Bridge opens linking Dundee with Fife.
- 29 August – Scottish clearing banks observe this last Monday in August (rather than the first) as a bank holiday for the first time.
- 28 October – first Red Road Flats in Glasgow officially opened.
- 9 November – Irvine is designated as a New Town.
- 11 November – MV Isle of Gigha capsizes on a Gigha–Port Ellen crossing.
- Scottish Grand National first run at Ayr Racecourse.
- March – Jamie Oag, entrepreneur
- 18 March – Joanna Cherry, Scottish National Party politician and lawyer
- 7 August – David Cairns, Scottish Labour politician, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and MP for Inverclyde (died 2011)
- 20 September – Douglas Gordon, visual artist
- 12 October – Rhona Martin, curler
- 26 October – Steve Valentine, actor
- 8 November – Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef
- 23 November – Kevin Gallacher, international footballer
- Laura Hird, fiction writer
- 1 January – Alexander Carrick, sculptor (born 1882)
- 16 July – Agnes Dollan, suffragette, political activist and leader of the Glasgow Rent Strikes (born 1887)
- 6 November – Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander, retailer (born 1903)
- 24 December – Sir Donald MacGillivray, last colonial governor of Malaya (born 1906)
- 7 January – school-based television drama series This Man Craig is first screened by BBC Scotland with John Cairney in the title rôle.
- The Bay City Rollers and The Incredible String Band form in Edinburgh.
- "New nuclear reactor for Dounreay". BBC News. 9 February 1966. Archived from the original on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1.
- Crofton, Adrian. "1966 climb: The Old Man of Hoy". A Climb Through History. Mountaineering Council of Scotland. Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- Thompson, Simon (2011). Unjustifiable Risk?. Milnthorpe: Cicerone Press. p. 231. ISBN 9781849653138.