1911 in Scotland
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1911 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1910–11 • 1911–12
Events from the year 1911 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George V
- Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Dunedin
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- 27 January – opening of Scottish Motor Exhibition in Edinburgh.
- March–April – eleven thousand workers at the Singer Manufacturing Co. sewing machine factory on Clydebank go on strike in solidarity with twelve female colleagues protesting against work process reorganisation; four hundred alleged ringleaders are dismissed.
- 2 May–4 November – Scottish Exhibition of National History, Art and Industry at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.
- 9 May – a fire at the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh kills eleven people, including illusionist Sigmund Neuberger ("The Great Lafayette") and also his lion and horse; he is buried in Piershill Cemetery with his dog Beauty.
- 19 July – Thistle Chapel, designed by Robert Lorimer, dedicated in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.
- 24 July – start of Scottish leg of first Daily Mail Circuit of Britain air race, Hendon–Harrogate–Newcastle–Edinburgh–Stirling–Glasgow–Carlisle.
- 11 September – Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 10th Baronet, buys the ruined Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull to restore as the seat of the Clan Maclean.
- 16 October – new building for the Mitchell Library opened in Glasgow.
- The Pavilion opened at Ayr.
- 11 February – Alec Cairncross, economist (died 1998)
- 11 March – Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, soldier, writer and politician (died 1996)
- 24 January – Muir Mathieson, film composer (died 1975)
- 14 May – Sir John Ritchie Inch, police Chief Constable (died 1993)
- 31 May – Leonard Boden, portrait painter (died 1999)
- 16 June – Bobby Ancell football player and manager (died 1987)
- 9 July – Brigadier Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat, Chief of Clan Fraser of Lovat and Commando (died 1995)
- 26 October – Sorley MacLean, poet (died 1996)
- 4 December – William Baxter, Labour MP for West Stirlingshire (1959–1974) (died 1979)
- 14 February – Eustace Balfour, architect (born 1854)
- 21 May – Williamina Fleming, astronomer, discoverer of the Horsehead Nebula (born 1857)
- 4 October – Joseph Bell, surgeon (born 1837)
- 11 December – William McGregor, football administrator and founder of the Football League (born 1846)
- Robert Hamilton Paterson, architect (born 1843)
- Release of Rob Roy, the first British-made three-reel feature film, shot by the Scottish company United Films Ltd in studios at Rouken Glen on the edge of Glasgow and on location in Aberfoyle.
- Violet Jacob's historical novel Flemington is published.
- Harry Lauder writes the popular song "Roamin' In The Gloamin'".
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- "The Scottish Exhibition of History, Art and Industry - Glasgow 1911". Exhibition Study Group. 2004. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
- "Chronology of Scottish History". A Timeline of Scottish History. Rampant Scotland. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- "Lord Rosebery On Books: The Mitchell Library in Glasgow". The Times (39718). London. 1911-10-17. p. 4.
- Merz, Caroline (2012-12-19). "Where are they now? Early Scottish feature films". Early Cinema in Scotland, 1896-1927. Retrieved 2014-04-03.