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Events from 1968 in Scotland

Incumbents



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

Events



  • 15 January - 1968 Scotland storm ("Great Glasgow storm") leaves 20 dead across central Scotland including 9 in Glasgow.
  • February - Upper Clyde Shipbuilders formed with 48.4% government holding by amalgamation of Fairfields, Govan; Alexander Stephen & Sons, Linthouse; John Brown & Company, Clydebank; Charles Connell and Company, Scotstoun; and Yarrow Shipbuilders.
  • 1 April - Reporting Scotland, BBC Scotland's national television news programme, is broadcast for the first time.
  • 15 May - Murder of Maxwell Garvie.
  • 18 May - Declaration of Perth: UK Conservative party leader, Edward Heath proposes a directly elected Scottish Assembly.
  • 22 May - The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland permits the ordination of women as ministers.
  • 4 June - General Post Office introduces the first postbus in Scotland, Dunbarâ€"Innerwickâ€"Spott, East Lothian.
  • 18 November - James Watt Street fire: A warehouse fire in Glasgow kills 22.
  • Bluevale and Whitevale Towers, 298 ft (90.8 m) blocks of flats, completed in Glasgow.

Births



  • 31 January - John Collins, international footballer
  • 4 July - Ronni Ancona, comic actress
  • 5 August - Colin McRae, rally driver (killed in helicopter accident 2007)
  • 23 November - Kirsty Young, television and radio presenter
  • 28 December - Pauline Robertson, field hockey player

Deaths



  • 17 February - Alexander Gray, economist, poet and translator (born 1882)
  • 7 April - Jim Clark, racing car driver (born 1936; killed in motor racing accident)
  • 12 September - Tommy Armour, golfer (born 1894)
  • 13 November - Joe Corrie, miner, poet and playwright (born 1894)

See also



  • 1968 in the United Kingdom

References





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