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Events from 1965 in Scotland

Incumbents



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

Events



  • 24 March - Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles by-election: David Steel (Liberal) gains the seat from the Conservatives.
  • 15 June - Law Commissions Act 1965, establishing the Scottish Law Commission, receives the Royal assent.
  • August - Union Canal officially closed to navigation.
  • 5 August - The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 receives Royal assent.
  • 11 August - First edition of The Celtic View, the official weekly magazine of Celtic F.C. in Glasgow, is published.
  • 20 August - Cassius Clay fights an exhibition bout at the Ice Rink, Paisley.
  • 6 September - Edinburgh Princes Street railway station is officially closed.
  • 15 October - The Cruachan Dam pumped-storage hydroelectricity scheme at Ben Cruachan near Oban opens.
  • 8 November - The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act suspends capital punishment for murder in England, Scotland and Wales, for five years in the first instance, replacing it with a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.
  • November - Harthill Bypass opened, first section of the M8 motorway and the first substantive section of motorway in Scotland.
  • The Unionist Party in Scotland is renamed the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and constitutionally comes under the control of the London-based Conservative Party.
  • Highlands and Islands Development Board formed.
  • Corpach pulp and paper mills open.

Births



  • 18 January - Paul Flexney, footballer
  • 20 January - Colin Calderwood, international footballer and coach
  • 22 January - Brian McCardie, actor
  • 27 January - Alan Cumming, actor
  • 6 February - Simone Lahbib, actress
  • 11 February - Keith Cochrane, businessman
  • 14 February - Ian Spittal, footballer
  • 16 February - Ally Maxwell, footballer and coach
  • 5 March - Carolyn Leckie, Scottish Socialist Party MSP (2003-2007)
  • 8 March - Paul Martin, footballer and manager
  • 20 March - William Dalrymple, historian
  • 22 March - Rob Wainwright, international rugby union footballer
  • 23 March - Marti Pellow, singer
  • 6 April - Andy Walker, footballer and TV pundit
  • 11 April - Lynn Ferguson, writer, actress, comedienne and presenter
  • 25 April - Ally Dick, footballer
  • 16 May - Stuart Millar, football player and manager
  • 17 May - Keith Wright, international footballer
  • 24 May - Brian Irvine, international footballer
  • 28 May - Vic Kasule, footballer
  • 5 June - Allan Guthrie, literary agent, author and editor of crime fiction
  • 19 June - A. B. Jackson, poet
  • 22 June - Jimmy Sandison, footballer
  • 3 July - Tommy Flanagan, actor
  • 9 July - David O'Hara, actor
  • 12 July - Eric Cullen, actor (died 1996)
  • 15 July - Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat politician and Secretary of State for Scotland
  • 19 July - Evelyn Glennie, virtuosa percussionist
  • 24 July - Julie Graham, actress
  • 26 July - Hamish Clark, actor
  • 11 August - Robert Fleck, international footballer and manager
  • 30 August - Peter Grant, international footballer and manager
  • 5 September - Murdo Fraser, Conservative MSP (2001- )
  • 11 September:
    • Robert Docherty, footballer
    • Graeme Obree, racing cyclist
  • 14 September - Paul McFadden, footballer
  • 27 September - Rhona Cameron, comedienne
  • 14 October - Sandy Stewart, footballer and manager
  • 20 October - Norman Blake, singer, instrumentalist and songwriter
  • 22 October - A. L. Kennedy, fiction writer
  • 29 October - Paul Stewart, racing driver
  • 12 November - Eddie Mair, radio and television presenter
  • 17 November - Brian Deas, golfer
  • 19 November - Douglas Henshall, actor
  • 24 November - Shirley Henderson, actress
  • 25 November - Dougray Scott, actor
  • 28 November - Caroline Paterson, actress
  • 11 December - Alison Watt, painter
  • 13 December - Hugh Burns, footballer
  • 20 December - Robert Cavanah, actor, writer, director and producer
  • 21 December - Stuart Mitchell, pianist and composer
  • 31 December - Mike Conroy, footballer
  • Christine Borland, sculptor
  • Toni Davidson, novelist

Deaths



  • 7 January - Anne Redpath, domestic painter (born 1895)
  • 1 February - Robert Spence, Labour MP
  • 14 February - David Ferguson Hunter, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1891)
  • 30 April - James William Slessor Marr, marine biologist and polar explorer (born 1902)
  • 17 March - Walter Potter Ritchie, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1892)
  • 31 March - Gerard Crole, international rugby union and cricket player (born 1894)
  • 9 April - Robert Gibson, Lord Gibson, lawyer and Labour MP
  • 9 May - Hugh O'Donnell, footballer (born 1913)
  • 16 July - William Reid, Scottish Labour Party Member of Parliament from 1950 to 1964 (born 1889)
  • 2 August - John Carmont, High Court Judge (born 1890)
  • 12 August - Willie Gallacher, trade unionist, activist and communist MP (born 1881)
  • 5 September - Tom Johnston, Labour MP, government minister and chairman of North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board (born 1881)
  • 8 October - James Nelson, international footballer (born 1901)
  • 20 October - William Thomas Shaw, Unionist Party MP (born 1879)

The Arts



  • George Mackay Brown's poetry The Year of the Whale is published.

See also



  • 1965 in the United Kingdom

References





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