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Events from 1958 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)

Events



  • 13 March - Glasgow Kelvingrove by-election results in a Labour gain from the Conservatives
  • May - Nuclear Dounreay Materials Test Reactor achieves criticality
  • 3 May - Aberdeen Corporation Tramways last operate
  • 20 May - Railway collision at Arklestone Junction, Paisley; 97 injured
  • 7 June - Ian Donald publishes an article in The Lancet describing the diagnostic use of ultrasound
  • 4 July - St Ninian's Isle Treasure discovered in Shetland by schoolboy Douglas Coutts
  • 11 July - Peter Manuel hanged at HM Prison Barlinnie for at least seven murders
  • 18 August - Regional postage stamps of Great Britain are first issued.
  • 1 September - First of the 'Cod Wars' between the U.K. and Iceland over fishing rights breaks out
  • 19 September - John Duncan Mackie is appointed Historiographer Royal
  • 21 November - Construction of the Forth Road Bridge begins
  • 5 December - Subscriber trunk dialling is inaugurated on the U.K. telephone network when The Queen dials a call from Bristol to Edinburgh and speaks to the Lord Provost
  • 25 December - Christmas Day is a public holiday in Scotland for the first time
  • Neolithic Tomb of the Eagles on South Ronaldsay in Orkney first explored by Ronald Simison

Births


1958 in Scotland
  • 9 February - Sandy Lyle, golfer
  • 14 April - Peter Capaldi, screen actor
  • 25 April - Fish (Derek William Dick), neo-progressive rock singer
  • 26 April - John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute (John Bute or Johnny Dumfries), racing driver
  • 17 May - Alan Rankine, musician and producer
  • 17 August - Fred Goodwin, banker
  • 30 August - Muriel Gray, broadcaster
  • 27 September - Irvine Welsh, novelist, playwright and short story writer

Deaths



  • 8 January - Walter Elliot, Scottish Unionist Party MP (born 1888)
  • 29 March - Sir William Burrell, shipowner and art collector (born 1861)
  • 3 September - Norman Kemp Smith, philosopher (born 1872)
  • 19 September - Sir John Dick-Lauder, 11th Baronet, soldier (born 1883 in British India)

The Arts



  • 7 May - First broadcast of the BBC television variety show The White Heather Club which airs nationally until 1968

See also



  • 1958 in the United Kingdom

References





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