Events from 1992 in Scotland


  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II


  • 1 January â€" New Year's Day Storm sweeps across northern Scotland and western Norway.
  • 6 March â€" The Local Government Finance Act 1992, which will replace the Poll Tax with the Council Tax from April next year, receives the Royal Assent.
  • 9 April â€" The General Election results in Labour winning a clear majority of MPs in Scotland, with 49 out of 72 elected. However, the Conservative Party, with only 11 MPs in Scotland, becomes the UK government.
  • 9 May â€" Rangers F.C. beat Airdrieonians 2-1 to win the Scottish Cup, having already won their fourth consecutive league title.
  • June
    • University status granted to Napier University, The Robert Gordon University and the University of Paisley.
    • United States Navy Submarine Squadron 14 leaves Holy Loch.
  • 24 June â€" Ravenscraig steelworks, the largest hot strip steel mill in Western Europe, closes.
  • 17 July â€" John Smith, MP for Monklands East, is elected leader of the UK Labour Party.
  • 6 August â€" Lord Hope, the Lord President of the Court of Session, Scotland's most senior judge, permits the televising of appeals in both criminal and civil cases, the first time that cameras have been allowed into courts in the United Kingdom.
  • University of the Highlands and Islands established as a Millennium Institute.
  • Monktonhall Colliery at Newcraighall becomes a worker cooperative.
  • Publication of The Third Statistical Account of Scotland concludes with the volume for Roxburghshire.


1992 in Scotland
  • 23 March â€" Blair Alston, footballer
  • 30 March â€" Stuart Armstrong, footballer
  • 21 June â€" Carly Booth, golfer
  • 17 September â€" Stuart Bannigan, footballer


  • 4 May â€" Gregor Mackenzie, Labour politician (born 1927)
  • 23 August â€" Donald Stewart, Scottish National Party politician (born 1920)

The Arts

1992 in Scotland
  • March â€" Duncan McLean's short story collection Bucket of Tongues is published.
  • August â€" Scottish Television begins the Gaelic language soap opera Machair, set and filmed on Lewis.
  • Alasdair Gray's novel Poor Things is published.
  • Andrew Greig's novel Electric Brae is published.
  • Rebel Inc. is first published as a counter-cultural literary magazine in Edinburgh by Kevin Williamson.

See also

  • 1992 in the United Kingdom


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