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Events from 1962 in Scotland

Incumbents



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

Events



  • 1 February - Loganair, the Scottish airline, is established.
  • 12 March - The Church of the Good Shepherd in Ayr (1957) is elevated to the Good Shepherd Cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway.
  • 16 April - Livingston is officially designated as a New Town.
  • 19 April - The North British Locomotive Company of Springburn goes into liquidation.
  • 14 June - West Lothian by-election: Tam Dalyell retains the seat for Labour with the Scottish National Party coming second.
  • 16 August - The series Dr. Finlay's Casebook is first broadcast on BBC Television across the U.K.
  • 25 September - The last steam locomotive built in Scotland, by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. of Kilmarnock, is despatched to its customer in Sumatra.
  • 22 November - Glasgow Woodside by-election: Conservatives gain the seat from Labour.
  • 6 December - Last permanent residents leave the island of Stroma.
  • Late - Origins of Findhorn Foundation.
  • The first nude mouse strain is discovered by Dr. N. R. Grist at Ruchill Hospital's Brownlee virology laboratory in Glasgow.

Births



  • January - William Duff, dentist, jailed for fraud and reckless endangerment
  • 3 January - Gavin Hastings, rugby union player
  • 5 January - Murray Pittock, cultural historian
  • 10 January - Ford Kiernan, actor and comedian
  • 11 January - Steve Hislop, motorcycle racer (killed in helicopter accident 2003)
  • February - John Gordon Sinclair (born Gordon John Sinclair), actor
  • 5 March - The Proclaimers (Charlie and Craig Reid), twin folk rock musicians
  • 9 March - Pete Wishart, SNP MP and member of Celtic rock group Runrig
  • 17 March
    • Clare Grogan, singer and actress
    • Andy Kerr, Labour MSP (1999-2011) and government minister
  • 10 April - Nicky Campbell, radio and television presenter and journalist
  • 23 April - John Hannah, film and television actor
  • 13 May - Kathleen Jamie, poet
  • 17 May
    • Craig Ferguson, American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist
    • Alan Johnston, journalist
  • 19 May - Iain Harvie, guitarist
  • 13 June - Paul Motwani, Grandmaster (chess)
  • 30 June - Colin Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor, peer and architect
  • 31 July - Jackie Bird, journalist and newsreader
  • 24 August - Ali Smith, novelist
  • 23 September - Deborah Orr, journalist
  • 24 September - Ally McCoist, international footballer, manager, TV pundit and A Question of Sport team captain
  • 6 November - Stuart Dougal, football referee
  • 28 December Kaye Adams, television presenter
  • Jack Docherty, writer, actor, presenter and producer

Deaths



  • 19 April - Sir Harold Yarrow, 2nd Baronet, industrialist (born 1884 in England)
  • 15 August - Bob McIntyre, motorcycle racer (born 1928)

The Arts



  • 5 June - Scottish Opera, Scotland’s national opera company, is founded by Alexander Gibson.
  • 5 October - Global release of the film Dr. No with Edinburgh-born Sean Connery originating the film character of James Bond.
  • Folk group The Corries is formed in Edinburgh.

See also



  • 1962 in the United Kingdom

References





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