Executions in Scotland in the 20th century.

Total executions in Scotland during the 20th century : 34 (33 men and one woman).

Date

Name

Age

Prison

Victim(s)

Hangman

12/11/1902

Patrick Leggett

30

Duke St. Glasgow

Sarah Jane Leggett

William Billington

26/07/1904

Thomas Gunning

48

Duke St. Glasgow

Agnes Allen

William Billington

14/11/1905

Pasha Liffey

20

Duke St. Glasgow

Mary Jane Welsh

Henry Pierrepoint

05/03/1908

Joseph Hume

24

Inverness

John Barclay Smith

Henry Pierrepoint

19/08/1908

Edward Johnstone

32

Perth

Jane Wallace (Withers)

John Ellis

16/07/1909

Alexander Edmundstone

23

Perth

Michael Swinton Brown

John Ellis

02/10/1913

Patrick Higgins

38

Calton Edinburgh

William Higgins, John Higgins

John Ellis

16/05/1917

Thomas McGuiness

34

Duke St. Glasgow

Alexander Imlach

John Ellis

11/11/1919

James Adams

31

Duke St. Glasgow

Mary Doyle (Kane)

John Ellis

26/05/1920

Albert James Fraser

24

Duke St. Glasgow

Henry Senior

John Ellis

26/05/1920

James Rollins

23

Duke St. Glasgow

Henry Senior

John Ellis

21/02/1922

William Harkness

31

Duke St. Glasgow

Elizabeth Benjamin

John Ellis

11/06/1923

John Henry Savage

50

Calton Edinburgh

Jemma Grierson

John Ellis

10/10/1923

Susan Newell

30

Duke St. Glasgow

John Johnston

John Ellis

30/10/1923

Philip Murray

31

Calton Edinburgh

William Ronald Cree

John Ellis

24/09/1925

John Keen

22

Duke St. Glasgow

Noorh Mohammed

Thomas Pierrepoint

24/01/1928

James McKay

40

Duke St. Glasgow

Agnes Arbuckle

Robert Baxter

03/08/1928

George Reynolds

40

Duke St. Glasgow

Thomas Lee

Robert Baxter

13/08/1928

Allen Wales

22

Saughton Edinburgh

Isabella Wales

Thomas Pierrepoint

08/02/1946

John Lyon

21

Barlinnie Glasgow

John Brady

Thomas Pierrepoint

06/04/1946

Patrick Carraher

40

Barlinnie Glasgow

John Gordon

Thomas Pierrepoint

10/08/1946

John Caldwell

20

Barlinnie Glasgow

James Straiton

Albert Pierrepoint

06/02/1948

Stanislaw Miszka

23

Perth

Catherine McIntyre

Albert Pierrepoint

30/10/1950

Christopher Harris

28

Barlinnie Glasgow

Martin Dunleavy

Albert Pierrepoint

16/12/1950

James Robertson

31

Barlinnie Glasgow

Catherine McCluskey

Albert Pierrepoint

15/09/1951

Robert Dobie Smith

30

Saughton Edinburgh

William Gibson

Albert Pierrepoint

12/04/1952

James Smith

21

Barlinnie Glasgow

Martin Joseph Malone

Albert Pierrepoint

29/05/1952

Patrick Gallagher Deveney

42

Barlinnie Glasgow

Jeannie Deveney

Albert Pierrepoint

26/01/1953

George Francis Shaw

25

Barlinnie Glasgow

Michael Connolly (Conly)

Albert Pierrepoint

23/04/1954

John Lynch

45

Saughton Edinburgh

Lesley Jean Nisbet (Sinclair),
Margaret Curran (Johnson)

Albert Pierrepoint

23/06/1954

George Alexander Robertson

40

Saughton Edinburgh

Elizabeth Robertson,
George Robertson (child)

Albert Pierrepoint

11/07/1958

Peter Manuel

31

Barlinnie Glasgow

Marion Hunter McDonald Watt, Vivienne Isabella Reid Watt, Margaret Hunter Brown,
Isabelle Wallace Cooke,
Peter James Smart,
Doris Smart, Michael Smart

Harry Allan

22/12/1960

Anthony Miller

19

Barlinnie Glasgow

John Cremin

Harry Allan

15/08/1963

Henry John Burnett

21

Aberdeen

Thomas Guyan

Harry Allan

All of these executions were for murder. There were 12 hangings at Duke Street prison Glasgow, prior to closure in 1955 and then 10 at Glasgow's Barlinnie prison. Four were carried out in Edinburgh's Saughton prison, with three at the Calton prison there, prior to its closure. There were three at Perth and one each at Aberdeen and Inverness. Susan Newell was the only woman executed.

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