0

Events from 1966 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch - Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)

Events



  • 1 February - Heriot-Watt College in Edinburgh is designated Heriot-Watt University.
  • 9 February - Construction of a prototype fast breeder nuclear reactor at Dounreay on the north coast of Scotland is announced.
  • 11 April (Easter Monday) - Scottish clearing banks observe today as a bank holiday for the first time, aligning them with those in England.
  • May
    • Pioneering west coast roll-on/roll-off ferry Isle of Gigha enters service.
    • Royal Commission on Local Government in Scotland (chaired by Lord Wheatley) appointed.
  • 27 June
    • Glasgow Airport officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
    • Glasgow St Enoch railway station officially closed.
  • 18 July - Old Man of Hoy first climbed, by Chris Bonington, Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey.
  • 18 August - The Tay Road Bridge opens linking Dundee with Fife.
  • 29 August - Scottish clearing banks observe this last Monday in August (rather than the first) as a bank holiday for the first time.
  • 28 October - First Red Road Flats in Glasgow officially opened.
  • 9 November - Irvine is designated as a New Town.
  • 11 November - MV Isle of Gigha capsizes on a Gighaâ€"Port Ellen crossing.
  • Scottish Grand National first run at Ayr Racecourse.

Births



  • March - Jamie Oag, entrepreneur
  • 7 August - David Cairns, Scottish Labour politician, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and MP for Inverclyde (died 2011)
  • 20 September - Douglas Gordon, visual artist
  • 12 October - Rhona Martin, curler
  • 8 November - Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef
  • 23 November - Kevin Gallacher, international footballer
  • Joanna Cherry, Scottish National Party politician and lawyer
  • Laura Hird, fiction writer

Deaths



  • 1 January - Alexander Carrick, sculptor (born 1882)
  • 6 November - Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander, retailer (born 1903)
  • 24 December - Sir Donald MacGillivray, last colonial governor of Malaya (born 1906)

The Arts



  • 7 January - School-based television drama series This Man Craig is first screened by BBC Scotland with John Cairney in the title rôle.
  • The Bay City Rollers form in Edinburgh.

See also



  • 1966 in the United Kingdom

References





Post a Comment

 
Top