1926 in Scotland

Events from the year 1926 in Scotland.

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  1. ^ About Us Archived 30 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine www.scotsindependent.org, accessed 18 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Findhorn Bridge". Canmore. Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 2006. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  3. ^ Clarke, Mary (2 February 2006). "Obituary: Moira Shearer". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
1926 Bothwell by-election

The Bothwell by-election of 1926 was held on 26 March 1926. The by-election was held due to the death of the incumbent Labour MP, John Robertson. It was won by the Labour candidate Joseph Sullivan.

1926 Dunbartonshire by-election

The Dunbartonshire by-election of 1926 was held on 29 January 1926. The by-election was held due to the appointed to the court of session of the incumbent Conservative MP, David Fleming. It was won by the Conservative candidate John Thom.

1926 East Renfrewshire by-election

The East Renfrewshire by-election of 1926 was held on 29 January 1926. The by-election was held due to the appointed solicitor general for Scotland of the incumbent Conservative MP, Alexander Munro MacRobert. It was won by the Conservative candidate Alexander Munro MacRobert. This was the final ministerial by-election held prior to an amendment to the Re-Election of Ministers Act, which abolished the practice.

1926 in Northern Ireland

Events during the year 1926 in Northern Ireland.

A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle

A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle is a long poem by Hugh MacDiarmid written in Scots and published in 1926. It is composed as a form of monologue with influences from stream of consciousness genres of writing. A poem of extremes, it ranges between comic and serious modes and examines a wide range of cultural, sexual, political, scientific, existential, metaphysical and cosmic themes, ultimately unified through one consistent central thread, the poet's affectively charged contemplation, looking askance at the condition of Scotland. It also includes extended and complex responses to figures from European and Russian literature, in particular Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, as well as referencing topical events and personalities of the mid-1920s such as Isadora Duncan or the UK General Strike of 1926. It is one of the major modernist literary works of the 20th century.

Delta Queen

The Delta Queen is an American sternwheel steamboat. Historically, she has been used for cruising the major rivers that constitute the tributaries of the Mississippi River, particularly in the American South. She was docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee and served as a floating hotel until she was bought by the newly formed Delta Queen Steamboat Company. She was towed to Houma, Louisiana, in March 2015 to be refurbished to her original condition.The Delta Queen is 285 feet (87 m) long, 58 feet (18 m) wide, and draws 11.5 feet (3.5 m). She weighs 1,650 tons (1,676 metric tons), with a capacity of 176 passengers. Her cross-compound steam engines generate 2,000 indicated horsepower (1,500 kW), powering a stern-mounted paddlewheel. Built in 1927, she is the last surviving steam-powered overnight passenger boat plying the watershed of the Mississippi. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

Neil Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick

Neil Aylmer Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick-Hunter (5 May 1926 in Scotland – 14 October 1994 in Andorra) was a British sailor. He won a silver medal in the 5.5 metre class at the 1956 Summer Olympics.

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