Events from 1975 in Scotland


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


1975 in Scotland
  • 5 May - The Scottish Daily News - Britain's first worker-controlled, mass-circulation daily, formed as a workers' cooperative by 500 workers made redundant when the Scottish Daily Express closed its printing operations in Scotland and moved to Manchester - begins publication in Glasgow.
  • 16 May - Local government in Scotland reorganised under terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973: counties, large burghs and small burghs and existing districts are completely abolished and replaced by a uniform two-tier system of regional and district councils (except in the islands, which have unitary authorities). The districts of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow are accorded city status in the United Kingdom; Elgin and Perth lose this status (although Perth regains it later). County, burgh and amalgamated constabularies are merged into eight regional police forces.
  • 11 June - The first North Sea oil is pumped ashore at the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland.
  • 24 September - Currie-born climber Dougal Haston and Englishman Doug Scott become the first British people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, via the previously unclimbed south-west face.
  • 3 November - A petroleum pipeline from Cruden Bay to Grangemouth Refinery is formally opened by the Queen.
  • 8 November - The Scottish Daily News ceases publication.
  • December - Ballachulish Bridge opened in the West Highlands, replacing a ferry.


1975 in Scotland
  • 18 May â€" John Higgins, snooker player
  • 9 October â€" Joe McFadden, actor
  • Zoë Strachan, novelist


  • 15 January â€" Sydney Goodsir Smith, Lallans poet (born 1915 in New Zealand)
  • 2 March â€" Helen Cruickshank, poet, suffragette and nationalist (born 1886)
  • 5 March â€" George Friel, novelist (born 1910)
  • 13 March â€" Jeannie Robertson, folk singer (born 1908)
  • 3 April â€" Mary Ure, actress (born 1933)
  • 21 June â€" Sir Robert Matthew, modernist architect (born 1906)
  • 20 July â€" Fionn MacColla, novelist (born 1906)

See also

  • 1975 in the United Kingdom


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