1923 in Scotland
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1923 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1922–23 • 1923–24
Events from the year 1923 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – William Watson
- Solicitor General for Scotland – David Fleming; then Frederick Thomson
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Clyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Alness
- Chairman of the Scottish Land Court – Lord St Vigeans
- 1 January – Grouping of virtually all British railway companies. The Caledonian (from 1 July), Highland and Glasgow and South Western Railways are merged into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway; and the North British and Great North of Scotland Railways into the London and North Eastern Railway.
- 6 March – First BBC radio broadcast from Glasgow (station 5SC).
- 19 March – First BBC radio outside broadcast in Scotland, from the Coliseum Theatre, Glasgow.
- 23 March – Cutty Sark whisky blended.
- 24 June – Edinburgh Corporation Tramways completes conversion from cable to electric traction.
- 12 August–8 November – Eallabus on Islay records 89 successive rain-days, a British record.
- 10 October
- 2 December – First BBC radio broadcast in Gaelic, a religious address from Aberdeen.
- 6 December – United Kingdom general election. Katharine Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl, is elected as Unionist Party MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire.
- The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland calls for curbs on the immigration of Irish Catholics.
- Margaret Kidd becomes the first female member of the Scottish bar.
- First year of the Bullough Cup, a shinty competition
- 15 January – Ivor Cutler, poet, songwriter and humorist (died 2006)
- 15 January – John Christopher Bartholomew cartographer and geographer (died 2008)
- 23 March – Roddy McMillan, actor and playwright (died 1979)
- 6 May – Elizabeth Sellars, actress
- 15 May – James Gilbert, television producer (died 2016)
- 18 May – Willie MacRae, Scottish National Party politician and lawyer (died 1985)
- May – Pat Smythe, jazz pianist (died 1983 in London)
- 25 August – Dorothy Dunnett, historical novelist (died 2001)
- 9 September – Mitchell Downie, footballer (died 2001)
- 18 October – James Gowan, architect known for his post-modernist designs (died in London 2015
- 21 October – David Brand, Lord Brand, advocate, sheriff and Senator of the College of Justice (died 1996)
- 25 October – Bobby Thomson, professional baseball player (died in Savannah, Georgia 2010)
- 26 October – Norman Wylie, Lord Wylie, politician (died 2005)
- 14 December – Janet Brown, actress, comedienne and impressionist, famous for impersonations of Margaret Thatcher (died 2011 in Hove)
- 19 December vGordon Jackson, actor (died 1990)
- 27 March – James Dewar, chemist and physicist (born 1842)
- 4 May – William Robertson Nicoll, Free Church minister, journalist, editor and man of letters (born 1851)
- 4 June – Hume Nisbet, writer and artist (born 1849)
- 25 June – John Annan Bryce, businessman and Liberal politician (born 1841)
- 29 June – Sir James Reid, 1st Baronet, physician (born 1849)
- 17 July – William Paton Ker, scholar and essayist (born 1855)
- 26 September – Sir Mark MacTaggart-Stewart, Conservative politician (born 1834)
- 28 September – William York Macgregor, landscape painter (born 1855)
- 30 November – John Maclean, Marxist (born 1879)
- 26 December – James Stout Angus, Shetland writer (born 1830)
- William Robertson, industrialist (born 1856)
- The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is founded by Jean Milligan and Ysobel Stewart.
- John Buchan's novel Midwinter is published.
- Walker, David Pat (2011). The BBC in Scotland: the first 50 years. Edinburgh: Luath. ISBN 1-908373-00-8.
- Booth, Gavin (1988). Edinburgh's Trams & Buses. Ratho: Bus Enthusiast Publishing. p. 4. ISBN 0-946265-09-7.
- Meteorological Office (1924). British Rainfall 1923 (PDF). London: HMSO. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
- The church publishes a booklet entitled The Menace of the Irish Race to Our Scottish Nationality. Goring, Rosemary, ed. (2014). Scotland: the autobiography (New ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 308–11. ISBN 978-0-241-96916-8.
- Espiner, Mark (7 March 2006). "Obituary: Ivor Cutler". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
- Knight, Peter, ed. (1996). Scottish Country Dancing. Collins. ISBN 0-00-472500-X.