1903 in Scotland
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Events frae the year 1903 in Scotland.
Incumbents[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Monarch – Edward VII
- Secretary for Scotland an Keeper o the Great Seal – Laird Balfour o Burleigh tae 9 October; then Andrew Murray
Law officers[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Laird Advocate – Andrew Murray until October; then Charles Dickson
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Charles Dickson; then David Dundas
- Laird President o the Coort o Session an Laird Juistice General – Laird Blair Balfour
- Laird Juistice Clerk – Laird Kingsburgh
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- January – East Fife Fitbaw Club is established.
- 12 Februar – the North British Locomotive Company o Springburn in Glesgae is formed bi merger bi Sharp, Stewart an Company, Neilson, Reid an Company an Dübs an Company. In April it receives its first new order for steam locomotives, frae India.
- Mairch – Ferguson Shipbuilders estaiblished at Port Glasga.
- 3 Mairch – the Breetish Admiralty announces plans tae biggit a naval base at Rosyth on the Firth o Forth.
- Aprile – Norsemen begin whaulin frae Shetland.
- 14 Aprile – Aberdeen Fitbaw Club is estaiblished.
- 10 Juin – the floral clock in Princes Street Gairdens, Edinburgh, begins operation, the world's first.
- 1 Julie – opening o Wick an Lybster Light Railwey.
- 27 Julie – Glasga St Enoch rail accident: 17 are killed when a Glasgow an South Western Railway train collides wi the buffer stops at St Enoch railwey station.
- 2 August – Pittencrieff Park is gifted tae the fowk o Dunfaurlin bi Andrew Carnegie.
- 24 August – opening o Ballachulish braunch railwey, incluidin Connel Brig ower the Faws o Lora.
- October – openin o Willow Tearooms in Sauchiehall Street, Glesga, designt bi Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Catherine Cranston.
- 7 October – Perth Corporation Tramways take ower the horse-drawn operations o the Perth an District Tramways.
- 31 October – openin o Hampden Park fitbaw groond in Glesga.
- 9 December – openin o Glesga East End Industrial Exhibition.
- Northern Lichthoose Board lichthooses: Construction o Scalasaig Licht on Colonsay (Inner Hebrides; bi David Alan Stevenson) an navigation licht on Lady Isle (Firth o Clyde).
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 15 January – Hugh Fraser, retailer (deed 1966)
- 3 February – Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14t Duke o Hamilton, peer an pioneering aviator, chief pilot o the first flight ower Mount Everest in 1933 (born in Lunnon; deed 1973)
- 15 Mairch – Charles Donaldson, Conservative politeecian (ded 1964)
- 23 April – Ian Collins, tennis player, representing Great Britain in the Davis Cup (deed 1975)
- 24 April – Joseph Macleod, poet, actor, playwright, theatre director, theatre historian an BBC newsreader (born in Lunnon; deed 1984)
- 15 May – William MacTaggart, painter, kent for his landscapes o East Lowden, Fraunce, Norawa an elsewhere (deed 1981)
- 17 Juin – William Vallance Douglas Hodge, mathematician, specifically a geometer (deed 1975)
- 2 Julie – Alec Douglas-Home, Baron Home o the Hirsel, Breetish Conservative politician, Prime Minister from October 1963 tae October 1964 (born in Lunnon; deed 1995)
- 28 Julie – Keith Murray, academic an Rector o Lincoln College, Oxford (died 1993)
- 9 August – Emil Fischbacher, Protestant Christian missionary tae Xinjiang, wi the China Inland Mission (deed 1933)
- 5 September – Harry Harvey Wood, literary an artistic figure, a foonder o the Edinburgh International Festival (deed 1977)
- 31 October – Ian Smith, international rugby player (deed 1972)
- 19 December – Andrew Murray, Laird Provost o Edinburgh 1947 to 1951 (deed 1977)
Deiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 3 Februar – David George Ritchie, philosopher (born 1853)
- 7 Mairch – Hely Hutchinson Almond, rugby player an educationalist (born 1832)
- 17 Mey – John Ross, Australian drover an explorer (born 1817)
- 19 Mey – John Scott, shipbigger (born 1830)
- 3 Julie – Matthew Holmes, steam locomotive designer (born 1844)
- 31 August – William Hastie, clergyman an theologian (born 1842)
- 18 September – Alexander Bain, philosopher an educationalist (born 1818)
- Undated – Thomas John MacLagan, Dundee doctor an pharmacologist (born 1838)
The arts[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Hill House, Eelansburgh, designt bi Charles Rennie Mackintosh
- "Hector the Hero", a classic lament, composed bi James Scott Skinner