1913 in Scotland
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1913 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1912–13 • 1913–14
Events from the year 1913 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Alexander Ure; then Robert Munro
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Andrew Anderson; then Thomas Brash Morison
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Dunedin until 14 October; then Lord Strathclyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Kennedy
- 26 February – the Royal Flying Corps establishes the first operational military airfield for fixed-wing aircraft in the United Kingdom at Montrose.
- 21 April – the Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, built by John Brown & Company, is launched on the River Clyde.
- 27 May – Lieutenant Desmond Arthur dies when his Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 biplane, 205, collapses without warning while flying over Montrose, Scotland's first fatal aircraft accident.
- 6 June – Stoneyetts Hospital is opened at East Muckcroft (later part of Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire), originally for the treatment of people with epilepsy.
- 3 August – 22 men are killed by fire at Cadder colliery near Bishopbriggs.
- Dollar, Clackmannanshire, becomes the first Scottish town to appoint a Lady Provost, Lavinia Malcolm.
- Arrol-Johnston have a purpose-built car factory erected near Dumfries.
- Alexanders' Motor Services, predecessor of W. Alexander & Sons, begins running 'omnibus' services in the Falkirk area from a base in Camelon.
- Temperance (Scotland) Act 1913 permits local communities to hold polls (from 1920) on whether prohibition should apply in their districts.
- William Crawford bakes biscuits at Leith.
- The Neolithic site at Skara Brae on Mainland, Orkney, is plundered.
- Coal mining production in Scotland peaks at 43.2 million tonnes, employing over 140,000 men and women, who, with their families, make up 10% of the Scottish population.
- 17 February – Alastair Borthwick, broadcaster and mountaineer (died 2003)
- 6 March – Ella Logan, born Georgina Allan, musical theatre performer (died 1969 in the United States)
- 18 March – W. H. Murray, mountaineer and writer (died 1996)
- 2 April – Ronald Center, composer, (died 1973)
- 2 April – Benny Lynch, flyweight boxer (died 1946)
- 11 April – Winifred Drinkwater, aviator and first woman to hold a commercial pilot's license (died 1996 in New Zealand)
- 13 April – Gordon Donaldson, historian (died 1993)
- 10 May – Alan Gemmell, plant biologist (died 1986)
- 5 June – Sam Black, artist and teacher (died 1997 in Canada)
- 5 June – Douglas Young, classicist, poet and Scottish National Party leader (died 1973 in the United States)
- 25 July – John Cairncross, spy (died 1995 in France)
- 29 July – William George Nicholson Geddes, civil engineer (died 1993)
- 29 July – Jo Grimond, Liberal party leader (died 1993)
- 11 August – Andy Beattie, professional football player and manager, first manager of the Scottish national football team (died 1983)
- 2 September – Bill Shankly, international footballer and manager (died 1981)
- 15 December – Robert McIntyre, Scottish National Party leader (died 1998)
- Robert MacBryde, still-life and figure painter, and theatre set designer (died 1966 in Dublin)
- 18 January – George Alexander Gibson, physician and geologist (born 1854)
- 20 February – Sir William Arrol, civil engineering contractor (born 1839)
- 12 May – William McEwan, Liberal Party MP (1886-1900) and brewer (born 1827)
- 6 September – James Orr, Presbyterian minister, and professor of church history and of theology (born 1844)
- 23 September – James Campbell Noble, painter (born 1832)
- 21 November – James Howden, mechanical engineer (born 1846)
- Sir George Reid, artist (born 1841)
- "Montrose air station, the UK's first airfield, marks centenary". BBC News. 2013-02-23. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
- Dow, Derek A (August 1985). "NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives: Stoneyetts Hospital – History" (PDF). University of Glasgow. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- "Cadder 3 August 1913". Scottish Mining Website. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
- "Walter Alexander". Falkirk Wheel. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011.
- "Scottish Coal Collections". STICK. Retrieved 2014-09-09.