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Events from 1982 in Scotland

Incumbents



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

Events



  • 10 January - The lowest ever Scottish and UK temperature of -27.2°C is recorded at Braemar, in Aberdeenshire. This equals the record set in the same place in 1895, and the record will be equalled again at Altnaharra in 1995.
  • 25 March - Roy Jenkins wins the Glasgow Hillhead by-election for the Social Democratic Party.
  • 6 May - Scottish local Regional elections, 1982, resulting in Labour winning the largest number of local councillors in the regions, followed by the Conservatives.
  • 31 Mayâ€"1 June - Pope John Paul II's visit to the United Kingdom embraces Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • 12 June - Faslane Peace Camp established.
  • 24 June - Coatbridge and Airdrie by-election: Tom Clarke retains the seat for Labour.
  • 19 July - Kessock Bridge opened over the Beauly Firth.
  • 2 December - Glasgow Queen's Park by-election: Helen McElhone retains the seat for Labour previously held by her husband despite a swing of 9.4% to the Scottish National Party.
  • The Carron Company ironworks of 1759 at Falkirk goes into receivership.

Births



  • 15 May - Douglas Simpson, field hockey forward
  • 21 October - David Mansouri, field hockey defender
  • 14 November - Stephen Hughes, footballer
  • 12 December - Louise Carroll, field hockey defender

Deaths



  • 4 February - Alex Harvey, glam rock musician (born 1935)
  • 20 October - Jimmy McGrory, footballer (born 1904)
  • Alexander Reid, playwright (born 1914)

The Arts


1982 in Scotland
  • Soft rock band Wet Wet Wet forms in Clydebank as "Vortex Motion".

See also



  • 1982 in the United Kingdom

References





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