1930 in Scotland
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1930 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1929–30 • 1930–31
Events from the year 1930 in Scotland.
- 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
- 10 April – Shetland ferry SS St. Sunniva runs aground on Mousa and is lost.
- 30 April – first section of the 132kV AC National Grid, the Central Scotland Electricity Scheme, is switched on in Edinburgh.
- 16 May – Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 comes into effect. Parish councils and Commissioners of Supply are dissolved and other local government units reconstituted, merged or abolished. In policy matters, the counties of Perthshire and Kinross-shire, and of Moray and Nairnshire, are to act jointly.
- 11 June – transatlantic liner RMS Empress of Britain is launched at John Brown & Company's shipyard at Clydebank for the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company.
- 8 July – first official demonstration of the Bennie Railplane at Milngavie.
- 29 August – remaining inhabitants of Hirta in the St Kilda archipelago are voluntarily evacuated to Morvern on the mainland. Boreray sheep are left to become feral animals.
- Formation of the Scottish Party by members of the Unionist Party favouring establishment of a Dominion Scottish Parliament.
- Rosemary Bank is discovered approximately 120 km west of Scotland by survey vessel HMS Rosemary.
- Dysart, Fife, amalgamated into Kirkcaldy.
- 4 January - Iain Cuthbertson, actor (died 2009)
- 27 January – John Higgins, footballer (died 2017)
- 16 February – John Cairney, actor
- 3 March – John Howard Wilson, rugby union player (died 2015)
- 5 March – Isla Cameron, actress and folk singer (died 1980)
- 10 March – Jimmie Macgregor, folk singer
- 18 April - Angus Lennie, actor (died 2014 in England)
- 1 May - Una McLean, actress
- 4 May - Lois de Banzie, actress
- 10 June – Hastie Weir, goalkeeper (died 1999)
- 3 July - Robert Robertson, actor, (died 2001)
- 7 July - Hamish MacInnes, mountaineer, mountain search and rescuer, author and advisor
- 25 July – Annie Ross, born Annabelle Allan Short, jazz singer (born in London)
- 27 July – Andy White, session drummer (died 2015 in the United States)
- 21 August – Princess Margaret (died 2002)
- 25 August – Sean Connery, film actor
- 25 August – Adrienne Corri, actress
- 13 November - Helena Carroll, actress (died 2013 in the United States)
- 13 November - Adrienne Corri, actress (died 2016 in London)
- 4 December – Ronnie Corbett, comic actor (died 2016 in England)
- - James Kennedy security guard, posthumously awarded the George Cross (died 1973)
- 9 January – Hughie Ferguson, footballer, by suicide (born 1898)
- 24 March - Henry Faulds, physician, missionary and scientist who is noted for the development of fingerprinting (born 1843)
- 30 March - James Hoey Craigie, architect, (born 1870)
- 28 April - Murdoch Cameron, Regius Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow from 1894 to 1926 (born 1847)
- 12 May – John Wheatley, socialist politician (born 1869 in Ireland)
- 7 July – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author, in England (born 1859)
- 6 September – James Guthrie, painter (born 1859)
- 13 October - Sydney Mitchell, architect (born 1856)
- 4 December - Thomas Ross, architect (born 1839)
- 22 December – Neil Munro, writer (born 1863)
- - William Crozier, landscape painter (born 1893)
- 11 September – English detective fiction writer Agatha Christie marries her second husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan, in Edinburgh.
- Catherine Carswell's The Life of Robert Burns is published, attracting criticism for its frank portrayal of the poet's life.
- Nan Shepherd's novel The Weatherhouse is published.