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Events from 1972 in Scotland

Incumbents



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

Events



  • 11 February - Rockall is formally claimed as part of Scotland.
  • 24 May - Rangers F.C. wins the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with a 3-2 win over Soviet side FC Dynamo Moscow in Barcelona.
  • 25 August - Kilbirnie Street fire in Glasgow: 7 firemen killed in a flashover.
  • 5 October - Last ship launched at the former John Brown & Company Clydebank yard, Clyde-class bulk grain carrier MV Alisa.
  • December - Gartnavel General Hospital opens in Glasgow.
  • Anderston Centre opens in Glasgow.
  • Wendy Wood stages a hunger strike for home rule.
  • The West Highland Free Press newspaper is founded at Broadford, Skye.

Births



  • 25 March â€" Phil O'Donnell, footballer
  • 15 May â€" Danny Alexander, Member of Parliament for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey, 2005 -
  • 16 August â€" Frankie Boyle, comedian
  • 17 August â€" David Ralph, field hockey forward
  • 2 October â€" John Anderson, footballer
  • 20 October â€" Debbie McLeod, field hockey goalkeeper
  • 29 November â€" Willie Bain, Scottish Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Glasgow North East, 2009-
  • Julie Wilson Nimmo, actress

Deaths



  • 15 March - Jimmy Simpson, international footballer (born 1908)
  • 28 March - Duncan Campbell, revivalist (born 1898)
  • 4 June - David Ross Lauder, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1894)
  • 30 November - Compton Mackenzie, novelist and Scottish nationalist (born 1883)
  • Jimmy MacBeath, folk singer (born 1894)

The Arts



  • George Mackay Brown's novel Greenvoe is published.
  • The Average White Band is formed in Dundee.
  • The pipe band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards release their instrumental recording of "Amazing Grace" which reaches No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in April.

See also



  • 1972 in the United Kingdom

References





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