1920 in Scotland
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1920 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1919–20 • 1920–21
Events from the year 1920 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – James Avon Clyde until 31 March; then Thomas Brash Morison
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Thomas Brash Morison until 31 March; then Charles David Murray
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Strathclyde until 1 April; then Lord Clyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Dickson
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord St Vigeans
- 12 February – Paisley by-election: Herbert Henry Asquith holds the seat for Liberals, thus returning to parliament.
- 31 March –
- 8 June – John Wilson installed as Senator of the College of Justice with the judicial title Lord Ashmore, replacing the deceased Lord Guthrie
- 17 August – transatlantic liner RMS Empress of Canada is launched at the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company's yard at Govan on the Clyde for Canadian Pacific Steamships.
- 20 November – Edinburgh absorbs the burgh of Leith.
- 5 December – Scotland votes against prohibition generally, although about 40 districts vote in favour.
- First council houses in Scotland, and the first housing estate in Europe to have a district heating system, the Logie Estate in Dundee.
- Edith Hughes establishes her own architectural practice, in Glasgow, the first British woman to do so.
- The fishing village of Obbe on the Isle of Harris is renamed Leverburgh after the English landowner William Lever, Baron Leverhulme.
- Scottish Protestant League founded by Alexander Ratcliffe.
- Border Terrier first recognised as a dog breed by The Kennel Club.
- 3 January – Hugh McCartney, Labour MP (died 2006)
- 27 April – Edwin Morgan, poet (died 2010)
- 22 September – Lyall Stuart Scott, consultant surgeon (died 1977)
- 17 October – Donald Stewart, SNP MP for the Western Isles 1970–87 (died 1992)
- 28 November – Alexander Scott, poet and literary scholar (died 1989)
- 13 December – John Rennie (GC), acting sergeant with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), awarded the George Cross (died 1943 in England)
- 18 January – John McClure, admiral in the Imperial Chinese Navy (born 1837)
- 14 April – John George Bartholomew, cartographer (born 1860)
- 17 April – Alex Higgins, international footballer (born 1863)
- 10 August – Erskine Beveridge, textile manufacturer and antiquarian (born 1851)
- 12 October – Thomas Lennox Watson, architect, (born 1850)
- Robert Munro, archeologist, (born 1835)
- Catherine Carswell publishes her first novel, Open the Door!, set in Glasgow
- Will Fyffe writes and records the song "I Belong to Glasgow"
- "No. 13583". The Edinburgh Gazette. 2 April 1920. p. 1008.
- "News in Brief". The Times (Issue 42432). London. 9 June 1920. p. 13. Retrieved 10 January 2011 – via The Times Digital Archive.
- "Launch of the Property Valuation Rolls for 1920". ScotlandsPeople. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
- Smyth, J. J. (2000). Labour in Glasgow, 1896-1936: Socialism, Suffrage, Sectarianism. East Linton: Tuckwell. p. 194. ISBN 186232137X.