1908 in Scotland
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1908 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
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Events from the year 1908 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Dunedin
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- 26 January – the 1st Glasgow Scout Group is granted the oldest Scout Group registration known.
- 25 April – Kincardineshire by-election: Arthur Murray holds the seat for the Liberal Party.
- 9 May – Dundee by-election: Winston Churchill holds the seat for the Liberal Party.
- May – Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club formed.
- 14 July – first ship launched from Yarrow Shipbuilders' new yard at Scotstoun, the first Pará-class destroyer for the Brazilian Navy.
- 11 – 12 August:Sailing at the 1908 Summer Olympics: The 12-metre class is contested from Hunters Quay on the Firth of Clyde and won by Thomas C. Glen-Coats' Hera.
- St Mary's Episcopal Church in Glasgow is raised to the status of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, within the Scottish Episcopal Church.
- Walter Robberds, Bishop of Brechin, becomes Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, an office he will hold until 1934.
- Eskdalemuir Observatory opened for geophysical and meteorological recording.
- West Highland White Terrier first so named as a breed.
- Perth Racecourse, the most northerly in Britain, opened for National Hunt racing.
- 20 January – Ian Peebles, cricketer (died 1980)
- 28 January – Jimmy Shand, accordionist and bandleader (died 2000)
- 2 February – J. K. Annand, poet and founding editor of Lallans magazine (died 1993)
- 15 April – Denis Devlin, Irish modernist poet and diplomat (died 1959 in Ireland)
- 22 April – Leonard Schapiro, scholar of Russian politics (died 1983 in London)
- 23 May – Duncan Black, economist (died 1991 in Paignton)
- 5 June – Bill Fraser, stage and screen actor (died 1987 in Hertfordshire)
- 7 June – Thomas Cook, Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for constituencies in Dundee 1945–52; died 1952)
- 10 June – Russell Waters, stage and screen actor (died 1982 in London)
- 12 June – Ronnie Selby Wright, Church of Scotland minister (died 1995)
- 23 August – Hannah Frank, visual artist (died 2008)
- 19 October – Sydney MacEwan, singer and priest (died 1991)
- 28 October – Angus MacVicar, writer (died 2001)
- Jeannie Robertson, folk singer (died 1975)
- 25 January – Sir Thomas McCall Anderson, professor of practice of medicine (born 1836)
- 30 January – James Bell Pettigrew, naturalist and museum curator (born 1834)
- 22 March – John William Crombie, Liberal MP for Kincardineshire (1892–1908)(born 1858)
- 24 March – Sir James David Marwick, lawyer, historian and town clerk (born 1826)
- 13 May – Louisa Stevenson, campaigner for women's rights (born 1835)
- 7 June – William Lithgow, shipbuilder (born 1854)
- 25 October – Lewis Campbell, classicist (born 1830)
- 19 December – Thomas Lomar Gray, engineer, noted for his pioneering work in seismology (born 1850)
- Joseph Henderson, artist (born 1832)
- John James Stevenson, architect (born 1831)
- "Election Intelligence. Dundee. Mr. Churchill Returned". The Times (38643). London. 11 May 1908. p. 8.
- Bridges, T. C.; Tiltman, H. H. (1928). Kings of Commerce. London: Ayer Publishing. p. 286. ISBN 0-8369-0102-9.
- Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report: The Olympic Games of 1908 (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. pp. 339–354. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
- "Eskdalemuir Observatory". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
- Cameron, L. C. R. Otters and Otter-hunting.
- The Times 23 March 1908.