1929 in Scotland
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1929 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1928–29 • 1929–30
Events from the year 1929 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George V
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – Sir John Gilmour, Bt until 4 June; then William Adamson
- Lord Advocate – William Watson until May; then Alexander Munro MacRobert until June; then Craigie Mason Aitchison
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Alexander Munro MacRobert until May; then Wilfrid Normand until June; then John Watson
- 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
- 19 January – Perth Corporation Tramways cease operation, being replaced by bus services operated by W. Alexander & Sons.
- 4 May
- 10 May – Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 enacted. Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow are confirmed as having city status in the United Kingdom.
- 31 May – the United Kingdom general election returns a hung parliament. Labour is the party with the largest number of seats in Scotland. On 8 June Ramsay MacDonald forms a new Labour government.
- 19 June
- 2 October – the Union between the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland takes place.
- 31 December – Glen Cinema Disaster in Paisley: 69 children die trying to escape smoke.
- Legislation requires both parties to a marriage in Scotland to be at least 16 years old (although no parental consent is needed).
- Aluminium smelter at Fort William opened in conjunction with Lochaber hydroelectric scheme.
- Lady Blanche Pit at Dysart, Fife, is closed.
- Bus operator Scottish General Transport is renamed Western Scottish Motor Traction.
- Ross County F.C. founded in Dingwall. They initially play in the Highland League.
- The Benmore Botanic Garden becomes the first regional garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
- 12 January – Alasdair MacIntyre, philosopher
- 3 February – Ronnie Fraser, agricultural journalist and Liberal politician (died 2010)
- 12 April - Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, actress (died 2013 in London)
- 17 April - Eve Pearce, actress
- 11 May – Stan Kane, actor and singer (died 2015 in Canada)
- 25 May – Arthur Montford, Scottish Television sports journalist (died 2014)
- 11 June – George Gale, cartoonist (died 2003)
- 12 June – John McCluskey, Baron McCluskey, lawyer (died 2017)
- 16 June – Alex Govan, footballer (died 2016 in Plymouth)
- 22 June – John Mone, Roman Catholic Bishop of Paisley (died 2016)
- 10 July – Winnie Ewing, SNP MP and MEP
- 15 July – Rhoda Bulter, poet (died 1994)
- 24 August – John Mackintosh, pro-devolution Labour politician (died 1978)
- 20 September – Joe Temperley, jazz saxophonist (died 2016)
- 26 November - William Dysart, actor (died 2002 in London)
- 2 December – Harry Benson, photographer
- 9 December - Reay Tannahill, historian and novelist (died 2007 in London)
- 11 December – Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer (died 1992 in London)
- 1 February - Alexander Ogston, surgeon, discoverer of Staphylococcus (born 1844)
- 3 May - George Gough Arbuthnot, businessman and civic leader in British India (born 1848)
- 14 August - Henry Horne, 1st Baron Horne, First World War general (born 1861)
- 30 August - William Menzies Alexander, medical and theological writer (born 1858)
- 13 September – Robert Lorimer, architect (born 1864)
- 3 October – Robert Climie, trade unionist and Labour MP (born 1868)
- "No. 33492". The London Gazette. 7 May 1929. p. 3007.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 371–372. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "No. 14558". The Edinburgh Gazette. 21 June 1929. p. 650.
- "Glen Cinema". The History of Paisley. Paisley.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- Hussey, Christopher (1931). The Work of Sir Robert Lorimer. Country Life.