1915 in Scotland
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Incumbents[eedit | eedit soorce]
Law officers[eedit | eedit soorce]
Judiciary[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Lord President o the Coort o Session an Lord Justice General – Lord Strathclyde
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh, then Lord Dickson
- Chairman o the Scottish Land Court – Lord Kennedy
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 26 Januar – Ryal Navy King Edward VII-class battleship HMS Britannia runs agroond on Inchkeith in the Firth o Forth an suffers conseederable damage.
- 19 Februar – Ryal Navy Acorn-class destroyer HMS Goldfinch (1910) is wracked on Start Point, Sanday, Orkney.
- 10 Mairch – Warld War I: German submarine U-12 is huntit doun bi Ryal Navy destroyers HMS Ariel, HMS Acheron an HMS Attack aff the Firth o Forth an sunk wi the loss o 19 o her crew, 10 bein saved.
- 11 Mairch – Warld War I: Airmed merchantman HMS Bayano (1913) is sunk aff Gallowa bi German U-boat SM U-27 wi the loss o aroond 200 o her crew, 26 bein saved.
- 18 Mairch – Warld War I: Ryal Navy battleship HMS Dreadnought (1906) sinks German submarine U-29 wi aw hands in the Pentland Firth bi ramming her, the anely time this tactic is kent tae hae been successfully uised bi a battleship.
- Aprile – Glesga becomes the first U.K. ceety tae employ wummen conductors on public transport for the duration o the War.
- 25 Aprile – Warld War I: Gallipoli Campaign – Carnoustie-born seaman George Samson wins the Victoria Cross for his actions unner fire durin the landing at Cape Helles.
- 22 Mey – Quintinshill rail disaster naur Gretna Green: collision an fire kill 226, maistly Ryal Scots soldiers, the UK's lairgest nummer of fatalities in a railwey accident.
- 12 Juin – Warld War I: Oil tanker SS Desabla is torpedoed an sunk bi German submarine U-17 aff Munross.
- 23 Juin – Warld War I: Twa German submarines sink 17 vessels frae the Lerwick fishing fleet.
- 3 Julie – Warld War I: 15t (Scots) Infantry Diveesion receives embarkation orders for France.
- 25 September – Warld War I: Battle o Loos opens: Piper Daniel Laidlaw leads 7t Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers in the advance on the enemy trenches, an action for whit he is awarded the Victoria Cross.
- 27 September & 13 October – Warld War I: Tillicoultry-born seicond cousins James Dalgleish Pollock an James Lennox Dawson each win the Victoria Cross for their actions at the Battle o the Hohenzollern Redoubt (pairt o the Battle o Loos).
- 27 October – Warld War I: Glesga revolutionary socialist anti-war protestor John Maclean is arrested for the first time unner the Defence o the Realm Act an dismissed frae his job as a teacher.
- 8 November – Copinsay lichthoose in Orkney (engineer: D. Alan Stevenson) first illuminated.
- 27 November
- 10 December – Warld War I: Douglas Haig is appointed tae command the British Expeditionary Force.
- 30 December – Airmoured cruiser HMS Natal (1905) capsizes at anchor in the Cromarty Firth as the result o an internal explosion in her ammunition stores; 390 sailors an some civeelians are killed.
- Warld War I – Khaki Balmoral bonnet, kent as the tam o' shanter, introduced for wear bi Scots troops in the trenches o the Western Front.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 21 Februar – John Brown, international footballer (deed 2005)
- 29 Mairch – George Chisholm, jazz trombonist (deed 1997 in London)
- 8 Mey – John George Macleod, doctor o medicine an a writer o medical textbooks (deed 2006)
- 6 September – Calum Maclean, folklorist (deed 1960)
- 27 October – Robert Alexander Rankin, mathematician (died 2001)
- 6 November – David I. Masson, science-fiction writer an librarian (deed 1979 in Leeds)
- 8 November – George Sutherland Fraser, poet an creetic (deed 1980 in Leicester)
- 15 November – David Stirling, mountaineer, Warld War II British Airmy officer, an the foonder o the Special Air Service (deed 1990)
- 17 December – Stuart Hood novelist, translator, televeesion producer an Controller o BBC Television (deed 2011)
- 31 December – Neil Paterson, writer an fitbawer (deed 1995)
- George Campbell Hay, poet (deed 1984)
- Ernest Marwick, writer noted for his writings on Orkney fowklore an heestory (deed 1977)
Deiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 13 Januar – Mary Slessor, missionary (born 1848; deed in Nigerie)
- 19 Aprile – Sir Thomas Clouston, psychiatrist (born 1840)
- 23 Aprile – Robert W. Sterling, poet (born 1893; killed in action)
- 8 Mey – Walter Lyon, lawyer an war poet (born 1886; missing in action)
- 7 Julie – Samuel Cockburn, physician, practicing homeopathy (born 1823)
- 26 September – Keir Hardie, socialist, first chairman o the Parliamentary Labour Party an pacifist (born 1856)
- 2 October – Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, British Airmy officer an Unionist politeecian (born 1883; killed in action)
- 13 October – Charles Sorley, poet (born 1895; killed in action)
- 22 October – Sir Andrew Noble, 1st Baronet, physicist (born 1831)
- Sir James Donaldson classical scholar, an educational an theological writer (born 1831)
The airts[eedit | eedit soorce]
- August–September – John Buchan's thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps, set lairgely in Gallowa immediately afore the ootbreik o war an introducing his hero Richard Hannay, is serialised in Blackwood's Magazine afore bein publeeshed in buik firm in October bi William Blackwood and Sons in Edinburgh.
- Violet Jacob's poetry collection Songs of Angus is publeeshed.
- Sculptor James Pittendrigh Macgillivray's poetry collection Pro Patria is publeeshed.