1974 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1974 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1973–74 • 1974–75
1974 in Scottish television
Events from the year 1974 in Scotland.
- Monarch – Elizabeth II
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – Gordon Campbell until 4 March; then Willie Ross
- Lord Advocate – Norman Wylie; then Ronald King Murray
- Solicitor General for Scotland – William Stewart until March; then John McCluskey
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Emslie
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Wheatley
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Birsay
- 27 January – MV Captayannis capsizes in the Firth of Clyde.
- 28 February – The February general election results in the first hung parliament since 1929, though Labour wins a majority of seats in Scotland. The Scottish National Party make a breakthrough winning 7 MPs.
- March – Brora Coalfield is abandoned.
- 6 May – Inauguration of full electric service on British Rail's West Coast Main Line through to Glasgow Central railway station.
- 10 October – The second general election of the year results in a narrow victory for Prime Minister Harold Wilson, giving Labour a majority of three seats. Labour also wins a majority of seats within Scotland, while the Scottish National Party secures its highest-ever Westminster representation up to this date with 11 seats. It would be 41 years before the SNP would not only beat their own record result; but also replace Labour as the largest political party in Scotland.
- 31 December – Idi Amin, President of Uganda, issues a proclamation in support of Scottish independence.
- Calum MacLeod (of Raasay) completes a 10-year self-imposed task of personally constructing "Calum's Road", a nearly 2 mile (3 km) track at the north end of the island.
- Last permanent inhabitants of Taransay leave.
- 15 January – Edith Bowman, DJ
- 17 January – Danny Bhoy, born Danni Chaudhry, comedian
- 23 August – Ray Park, actor
- 20 October – Limmy, born Brian Limond, comedian and social media personality
- 30 October – Kerry McGregor, singer-songwriter and actress
- 31 December – Kathryn Joseph, born Kathryn Sawers, singer-songwriter
- 24 January – Andrew Dewar Gibb, lawyer and Scottish National Party politician (born 1888)
- 29 May – James MacTaggart, television producer (born 1928)
- 6 June – a television version of The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil is broadcast by the BBC as part of the Play for Today series.
- "Brora Coalfield". Northern Mine Research Society. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
- Gillham, J. C. (1988). The Age of the Electric Train: Electric Trains in Britain since 1883. London: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-1392-6.
- Guweddeko, Fred (25 February 2007). "Uganda: When Amin Was Declared 'King of Scotland' in 1974". The Monitor. Kampala. Archived from the original on 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. Accessed from Frost's Scottish Anatomy website.
- Hutchinson, Roger (2006). Calum's Road. Edinburgh: Birlinn. ISBN 978-1-84158-447-8.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2004). The Scottish Islands. Edinburgh: Canongate. pp. 278–80. ISBN 978-1-84195-454-7.
- Davidson, Ewan. "Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, The (1974)". Screenonline. BFI. Retrieved 4 March 2016.