Events from 1974 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)
- 28 February â" The general election results in the first hung parliament since 1929, though Labour wins a majority of seats in Scotland. The Scottish National Party make a breakthrough winning 7 MPs.
- 6 May â" Inauguration of full electric service on British Rail's West Coast Main Line through to Glasgow Central railway station.
- 10 October â" The second general election of the year results in a narrow victory for Harold Wilson, giving Labour a majority of three seats. Labour also wins a majority of seats within Scotland, while the Scottish National Party secures its highest-ever Westminster representation with 11 seats.
- 31 December â" Idi Amin, President of Uganda, issues a proclamation in support of Scottish independence.
- Calum MacLeod (of Raasay) completes a 10-year self-imposed task of personally constructing "Calum's Road", a nearly 2 mile (3 km) track at the north end of the island.
- Last permanent inhabitants of Taransay leave.
- 17 January â" Danny Bhoy, born Danni Chaudhry, comedian
- 23 August â" Ray Park, actor
- 30 October â" Kerry McGregor, singer-songwriter and actress
- 24 January - Andrew Dewar Gibb, lawyer and Scottish National Party politician (born 1888)
- 29 May - James MacTaggart, television producer (born 1928)
- 1974 in the United Kingdom