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Events from 1977 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch - Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)

Events


1977 in Scotland
  • 3 May - 1977 Scottish District Council elections held, with Labour making significant losses.
  • 17 May - Queen Elizabeth II commences her Jubilee tour in Glasgow.
  • 18 May - Queen Elizabeth II visits Cumbernauld and Stirling.
  • 19 May - Queen Elizabeth II visits Perth and Dundee.
  • 23â€"27 May - Queen Elizabeth II visits Edinburgh.
  • 27 May - Queen Elizabeth II opens the new Air Terminal Building at Edinburgh Airport.
  • 4 June - Scotland's 2-1 victory over England at Wembley is followed by a pitch invasion during which sections of pitch and crossbars are removed by fans.
  • 10 August - Kenny Dalglish, 26-year-old Scotland striker, becomes Britain's most expensive footballer in a £440,000 transfer from Glasgow Celtic to Liverpool.
  • September - Last manufacture of coal gas on the U.K. mainland at Muirkirk.
  • 10 October - Scotland beat Wales 2-0 at Anfield to qualify for the 1978 World Cup finals.
  • 14 November - Tam Dalyell, Labour MP for West Lothian (UK Parliament constituency), asks what becomes known as the West Lothian question.
  • Late? - Buchanan Street bus station opens in Glasgow.

Births


1977 in Scotland
  • 19 March - Scott Wilson, footballer
  • 18 April - Jonathan Rowson, chess grandmaster
  • 12 May - Graeme Dott, snooker player
  • 30 July - Derek Mackay, Member of Scottish Parliament and Government minister
  • 22 November - Neil McCallum, cricketer
  • 28 November - Gavin Rae, international footballer
  • Rae Hendrie, television actress
  • Hugo Rifkind, journalist

Deaths


1977 in Scotland
  • 30 November - Thomas Corbett, 2nd Baron Rowallan, soldier, governor and chief scout (born 1895)
  • 27 December - James Marshall, international footballer (born 1908)

The Arts



  • 19 August - Art punk band Skids, founded by Stuart Adamson, plays its first gig, in Dunfermline.
  • First St Magnus Festival of the arts held on Orkney, organised by local residents including English composer Peter Maxwell Davies and Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown.

See also



  • 1977 in the United Kingdom

References





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