1909 in Scotland
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1909 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1908–09 • 1909–10
Events from the year 1909 in Scotland.
- Monarch – Edward VII
- Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland
- Lord Advocate – Thomas Shaw; then Alexander Ure
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Alexander Ure; then Arthur Dewar
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Dunedin
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- March – Construction of Rosyth Dockyard for the Royal Navy on the east coast begins.
- 17 April – 58 police officers and sixty other people are injured as 6,000 fans invade the pitch and brawl with rival fans and the police at the end of the drawn Scottish Cup Final replay between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park, Glasgow. The 1909 Scottish Cup and all medals are withheld.
- 24 May – Dundee United F.C. is formed as Dundee Hibernian, playing its first match on 18 August.
- 25 May – Oscar Slater found guilty of murder in Glasgow.
- 28 July – Harold Barnwell makes the first powered flight in Scotland, an 80-yard (75 m) hop at 4m altitude in a canard biplane built with his brother Frank at Stirling, before crashing.
- 25 December – international footballer James Main suffers a fatal internal injury while playing for Hibernian F.C. against Partick Thistle at Firhill.
- A new Highland Land League is formed in Glasgow as a broadly left-wing political party.
- The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is founded by Thomas Haining Gillespie, an Edinburgh lawyer.
- First British bird ringing programme initiated by Arthur Landsborough Thomson at Aberdeen.
- The Harris Tweed trademark is registered.
- The Scotch whisky brand name Johnnie Walker is introduced.
- New pump room built at the spa town of Strathpeffer.
- 16 January – Ellen King, Olympic swimmer (died 1994 in England)
- 20 January - Olive Fraser, poet (died 1977)
- 21 January – James Hoy, Labour Member of Parliament for Leith 1945-1970 (died 1976)
- 9 February – Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson, historian and paleographer (died 2002)
- 24 February – Ethel MacDonald, anarchist and publisher (died 1958)
- 6 March – Vagaland (real name Thomas Alexander Robertson), Shetland Scots poet (died 1973)
- 14 March – William Montgomery Watt, historian and Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic studies (died 2006)
- 27 April – Muriel C. Bradbrook, literary scholar and authority on Shakespeare (died 1993 in Cambridge)
- 9 May – Robert Garioch, Scots language poet (died 1981)
- 26 May – Matt Busby, football manager (died 1994)
- 19 June – William Grant, Lord Grant, Unionist MP, Solicitor General, Lord Advocate, and Lord Justice Clerk (born 1972)
- 23 November – Nigel Tranter, historical writer (died 2000)
- Lavinia Derwent (real name Elizabeth Dodd), author and broadcaster (died 1989)
- Helena Gloag, actress (died 1973)
- 1 January – Archibald Sturrock, steam locomotive engineer (born 1816)
- 2 March – Simon Somerville Laurie, educator (born 1829)
- 27 March (probable) – John Davidson, poet (born 1857)
- 26 April – Marcus Dods, theologian (born 1834)
- 9 August – Jemima Blackburn, painter and illustrator (born 1823)
- 29 December – James Main, footballer (born 1886)
- Dart, James; Lutz, Tom (2007-03-21). "Why no one won the Scottish Cup in 1909". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- Roughead, William (1910). Trial of Oscar Slater.
- Cameron, Dugald; Galbraith, Roderick; Thomson, Douglas (2003). From Pilcher to the planets: aspects of Glasgow and the West of Scotland's early contribution to aviation as seen against the history of flight and a view of the art of engineering. University of Glasgow. ISBN 9780852167786.
- "Tragic tale of Hibs' James Main, who died of Christmas Day injury". The Scotsman. Edinburgh. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
- "Sir Arthur Landsborough Thomson" (PDF). Bird Study. 24: 202–3. 1977. doi:10.1080/00063657709476557.
- Watt, George (20 November 1972). "Lord Grant killed in car accident". Glasgow Herald. p. 1. Retrieved 12 January 2016 – via Google News.