1918 in Scotland
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Events from the year 1918 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Strathclyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Dickson
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord Kennedy until 12 February; vacant until 2 May; then Lord St Vigeans
- 12 January – Admiralty M-class destroyers HMS Narborough (1916) (Clydebuilt) and HMS Opal (1915) run aground and are wrecked off South Ronaldsay in a severe storm with only one survivor.
- 31 January – "Battle of May Island": In a confused series of collisions as a large Royal Navy fleet steams down the Firth of Forth this evening, submarines HMS K4 and HMS K17 are sunk, three other submarines and a light cruiser are damaged and 104 men are killed.
- May – English industrialist William Lever, Baron Leverhulme, buys the Isle of Lewis.
- 15 May – World War I: Imperial German Navy submarine SM U-90 shells the Royal Navy wireless station on Hirta in St Kilda.
- 29 June – Airship R27, built by William Beardmore and Company at Inchinnan (Renfrewshire), is commissioned.
- 22 August – HMS Hood (51) is launched by John Brown & Company at their Clydebank shipyard. The last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy, she will be in commission from 1920 to 1941.
- 5 November – Clydebuilt former Cunarder HMS Campania sinks in an accident in the Firth of Forth.
- 11 November – World War I is ended by Armistice at Compiègne, with Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss as British representative. The War has seen Scottish losses of 110,000 lives; equivalent to 10% of the country's male population aged between 16 and 50; there is no parish in Scotland without a loss.
- 21 November – Education (Scotland) Act. Local education authorities replace school boards.
- 25–27 November – the surrendered German High Seas Fleet steams from a rendezvous in the Firth of Forth to internment in Scapa Flow.
- The Scottish county of Elginshire is officially renamed as the County of Moray (Morayshire).
- A farm at Arabella in Easter Ross is set aside as smallholdings for returning servicemen.
- 1 January – Albert McQuarrie, Conservative politician and building contractor (died 2016)
- 3 February – Moira Dunbar, glaciologist (died 1999 in Canada)
- 1 February – Muriel Spark, novelist (died 2006)
- 8 March – Eileen Herlie, actress (died 2008 in New York City)
- 1 May – James Copeland, actor (died 2002 in London)
- 11 May – Sheila Burnford, writer on Canada (died 1984 in England)
- 28 May – Jackie Husband, international footballer (died 1992)
- 6 June – Tom Scott, poet (died 1995)
- 28 June – William Whitelaw, Conservative politician (died 1999 in England)
- 30 June – Isobel Barnett, née Marshall, broadcasting personality (suicide 1980 in England)
- 20 July – Fiona Gore, née Colquhoun, powerboat racer (died 2013)
- 21 July – Maurice Lindsay, broadcaster, writer and poet (died 2009)
- 18 September – Captain Douglas Ford, Royal Scots officer, posthumously awarded the George Cross (died 1943 in Big Wave Bay, Hong Kong Island)
- 19 November – William Sydney Graham, poet (died 1986)
- 13 January – Aeneas Chisholm, Roman Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen (born 1836)
- 15 January – Mark Sheridan, music hall performer, probable suicide (born 1864 in England)
- 6 February – John F. McIntosh, steam locomotive engineer (born 1846)
- 12 February – Neil Kennedy, Lord Kennedy, chairman of the Scottish Land Court (born 1854)
- 19 February – Grace Cadell, pioneer physician, surgeon, novelist and militant suffragette (born 1855)
- 26 April – Cecil Coles, composer, killed in action (born 1888)
- 21 June – Captain Ian Henderson Royal Air Force World War I flying ace, killed in military aviation accident (born 1896)
- 30 June – Peter Drummond, steam locomotive engineer (born 1850)
- 25 September – Henry Dyer, engineer, notable for engineering education in Japan (born 1848)
- 9 November – Peter Lumsden, British Indian Army general (born 1829)
- 26 November – George Coats, 1st Baron Glentanar, cotton manufacturer (born 1849)
- 1 December – Peter Hume Brown, historian and professor (born 1849)
- John Rennie, naval architect (born 1842)
- James Robert Rhind, architect (born 1854)
- ""Battle of May Island" remembered". UK Defence Today. Ministry of Defence. 2002-01-30. Archived from the original on 2002-02-02. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
- "U 90 und die Beschießung von St. Kilda". Das Marine Nachrichtenblatt.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
- Kermack, W. R. (1944). 19 Centuries of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston. p. 92.
- Marder, Arthur J. (1970). From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow. V. London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-215187-8.
- Turner, Jenny (17 April 2006). "Obituary: Dame Muriel Spark". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2018.