1992 in Scotland
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|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1992 in: The UK • England • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1991–92 • 1992–93
1992 in Scottish television
Events from the year 1992 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Lord Fraser of Carmyllie; then Alan Rodger, Baron Rodger of Earlsferry
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Alan Rodger; then Thomas Dawson
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Hope
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Ross
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Elliott, then Lord Philip
- 1 January – New Year's Day Storm sweeps across northern Scotland and western Norway. The original Bridge of Awe collapses.
- 6 March – the Local Government Finance Act 1992, which will replace the Poll Tax with the Council Tax from April next year, receives the Royal Assent.
- 9 April – The 1992 general election results in Labour winning 49 out of 72 seats in Scotland- a clear majority. However, the Conservative Party now led by Prime Minister John Major, with only eleven MPs in Scotland; wins a fourth consecutive term in government.
- 9 May – Rangers F.C. beat Airdrieonians 2-1 to win the Scottish Cup, having already won their fourth consecutive league title.
- 24 June – Ravenscraig steelworks, the largest hot strip steel mill in Western Europe, closes, ending steelmaking in Scotland.
- 17 July – John Smith, MP for Monklands East, is elected as Leader of the Labour Party following the resignation of Neil Kinnock after 9 years in the role.
- 6 August – Lord Hope, the Lord President of the Court of Session, Scotland's most senior judge, permits the televising of appeals in both criminal and civil cases, the first time that cameras have been allowed into courts in the United Kingdom.
- University of the Highlands and Islands established as a Millennium Institute.
- University of St Andrews appoints its first female professor, Ursula Martin as Professor of Computer Science.
- Monktonhall Colliery at Newcraighall becomes a worker cooperative.
- Publication of The Third Statistical Account of Scotland concludes with the volume for Roxburghshire.
- 23 March – Blair Alston, footballer
- 30 March – Stuart Armstrong, footballer
- 21 June – Carly Booth, golfer
- 17 September – Stuart Bannigan, footballer
- 4 May – Gregor Mackenzie, Labour politician (born 1927)
- 23 August – Donald Stewart, Scottish National Party politician (born 1920)
- March – Duncan McLean's short story collection Bucket of Tongues is published.
- August – Scottish Television begins the Gaelic language soap opera Machair, set and filmed on Lewis.
- Alasdair Gray's novel Poor Things is published.
- Andrew Greig's novel Electric Brae is published.
- Rebel Inc. is first published as a counter-cultural literary magazine in Edinburgh by Kevin Williamson.
- Birlinn (publisher) established in Edinburgh.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1992 in Scotland.|
- "General Election Results, 9 April 1992" (PDF). parliament.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
- "Documentary maker seeks Ravenscraig workers and their families for film". STV. 29 July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- Cusick, James (7 August 1992). "Scotland's appeal courts to let in TV cameras". The Independent. London: Independent Print Ltd. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
- Hill, Alan (2012). Coal: a chronology for Britain. British Mining no. 94. Nelson: Northern Mine Research Society. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-901450-68-5.