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Scottish History Timeline (16th Century)

Note that, within a single year, events are not necessarily presented in chronological order.

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16th C. Abbot's Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Balcomie Castle (Fife) Built
16th C. Ballinshoe Tower (Angus) Built
16th C. Ballone Castle (Highland) Built
16th C. Balnaboth House (Angus) Built
16th C. Barholm Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Barony Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Bavelaw Castle (City of Edinburgh) Built
16th C. Beldorney Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
16th C. Belmont Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Blackcraig Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Borders Textile Towerhouse (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Cally Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Carribber Castle (West Lothian) Built
16th C. Castle Clanyard (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Castle Menzies (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Castle Stewart (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Chambers Institution (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Clova Castle (Angus) Built
16th C. Comrie Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Corgarff Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
16th C. Couston Castle (Fife) Built
16th C. Craigentinny House (City of Edinburgh) Built
16th C. Cromarty East Church (Highland) Built
16th C. Cullen House (Moray) Built
16th C. Dairsie Castle (Fife) Built
16th C. Drumelzier Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Dryhope Tower (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Dundeugh Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Edingham Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Edzell Castle (Angus) Built
16th C. Elcho Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Fairlie Castle (North Ayrshire) Built
16th C. Fatlips Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Finlarig Castle (Stirling) Built
16th C. Forter Castle (Angus) Built
16th C. Garleton Castle (East Lothian) Built
16th C. Gilbertfield Castle (South Lanarkshire) Built
16th C. Gilnockie Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Gogar Parish Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
16th C. Gordonstoun School (Moray) Built
16th C. Hamilton's Land (West Lothian) Built
16th C. Hoddom Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Inglismaldie (Aberdeenshire) Built
16th C. Jerviswood (South Lanarkshire) Built
16th C. Kirbuster Farm Museum (Orkney) Built
16th C. Kirkcaldy Harbour (Fife) Built
16th C. Kirkhope Tower (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Mary Queen of Scots House & Visitor Centre (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Menstrie Castle (Clackmannanshire) Built
16th C. Monimail Tower (Fife) Built
16th C. Monk Castle (North Ayrshire) Built
16th C. Myrton Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Old Nungate Bridge (East Lothian) Opened
16th C. Penkill Castle (South Ayrshire) Built
16th C. Pitcur Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Pitheavlis Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Posso Tower (Scottish Borders) Built
16th C. Provost Skene's House (Aberdeen City) Built
16th C. Queen Mary's Bath House (City of Edinburgh) Built
16th C. Redhouse Castle (East Lothian) Built
16th C. Rosneath Castle (Argyll and Bute) Built
16th C. Ross Doocot (West Lothian) Built
16th C. Sorbie Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. St Mary's Chapel (Argyll and Bute) Built
16th C. St Peter's Old Parish Church (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Stapleton Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
16th C. Stenhouse Mansion (City of Edinburgh) Built
16th C. The Tolbooth Museum (Aberdeenshire) Built
16th C. Upper North Water Bridge (Aberdeenshire) Opened
16th C. Westown Chapel (Perth and Kinross) Built
16th C. Wreaths Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1500 Edward Seymour (Earl of Hertford; 1st Duke of Somerset) born - Protector Somerset
c.1500 John Wedderburn born - Divine and minor poet
c.1500 Liberton Tower (City of Edinburgh) Built
c.1500 MacLean's Cross (Argyll and Bute) Erected
c.1500 Old Bridge (Stirling) Opened
c.1500 Old Cramond Brig (City of Edinburgh) Opened
c.1500 Pitfirrane (Fife) Built
c.1500 Tullibardine Chapel (Perth and Kinross) Built
1500 Boyne Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1500 King's College Chapel (Aberdeen City) Built
c.1502 George Gordon (2nd Earl of Huntly) died - Noble and High Chancellor of Scotland
1504 Palace of Holyroodhouse (City of Edinburgh) Built
1505 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh) Established
1506 Alexander Home (2nd Lord Home) died - Great Chamberlain of Scotland
1506 George Buchanan born - Poet, author, latin scholar, politician and teacher of Mary, Queen of Scots and King James VI
1508 Robert Henryson died - Poet
1508 Saddell Castle (Argyll and Bute) Built
1508 First Printing in Scotland
c.1510 Dunmore Tower (Falkirk) Built
c.1510 John Erskine (1st Earl of Mar) born - Regent of Scotland and Keeper of Edinburgh and Stirling Castles
c.1510 Robert Wedderburn born - Religious reformer and minor poet
1510 Falkland Palace (Fife) Built
1510 John Spottiswoode born - Protestant leader
1510 St John, Castle of (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1512 Bannachra Castle (Argyll and Bute) Built
1512 College of St Leonard (Fife) Built
1512 Henry Balnaves born - Judge and protestant reformer
1512 King James V born - Scottish monarch
c.1513 John Knox born - Churchman
c.1513 John Mylne died - The first of a line of Mylne Master Masons to the King, working under the King's Master of Works and combining the functions of architect, surveyor, contractor and clerk of works
1513 Archibald Campbell (2nd Earl of Argyll) died - Noble
1513 Archibald Douglas (5th Earl of Angus, Bell-the-Cat) died - Leader of the 'Red Douglas' clan
1513 Battle of Flodden
1513 Flodden Wall (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1513 George Wishart born - Lutheran Reformer and Martyr
1513 King James IV died - Scottish monarch
1514 George Gordon (4th Earl of Huntly; Cock o' the North) born - Noble, known as the Cock o' the North
1514 William Elphinstone (Bishop of Aberdeen) died - Bishop and statesman
c.1515 John Willcock born - Clergyman and Protestant reformer
1515 Mary of Lorraine (Mary of Guise) born - Royal consort
c.1516 James Douglas (4th Earl of Morton) born - Noble and Regent of Scotland
1516 Alexander Home (3rd Lord Home) died - Great Chamberlain of Scotland
1516 James Hamilton (2nd Earl of Arran; Duke of Châtelherault) born - Regent of Scotland and soldier
1516 Matthew Stuart (4th Earl of Lennox) born - Regent of Scotland
1518 James Halyburton of Pitcur born - Reformer and Provost of Dundee
c.1520 Bruce of Auchenbowie's House (Stirling) Built
c.1520 St Clement's Church (Western Isles) Built
1520 Bridge of Dee (Aberdeen City) Opened
1520 Cleanse the Causeway
1521 Darrow Lodging (Stirling) Built
1521 Fast Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1521 Sir Thomas Maule born - Nobleman and soldier
c.1522 Mark Ker born - Abbot, then Commendator of Newbattle
1524 Alexander Gordon (3rd Earl of Huntly) died - Noble
1524 Rev. Robert Pont born - Clergyman
c.1525 John Row born - Protestant reformer and church scholar
c.1525 William Maitland (Maitland of Lethington) born - Secretary of State to Mary of Lorraine (1515 - 1560) and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587)
1525 John Knox's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
c.1526 Lag Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1526 Langholm Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1526 Battle of Linlithgow Bridge
1526 Invermark Castle (Angus) Built
c.1527 Ravensneuk Castle (Midlothian) Built
1527 George Sinclair (4th Earl of Caithness) born - Noble
c.1528 Walter Chepman died - Printer
c.1530 Adam Bothwell born - Bishop of Orkney and political survivor
c.1530 Craignethan Castle (South Lanarkshire) Built
c.1530 Dairsie Bridge (Fife) Opened
c.1530 Fernie Castle (Fife) Built
c.1530 William Dunbar died - Poet
1530 Myres Castle (Fife) Built
1530 Newmilns Tower (East Ayrshire) Built
1531 James Stuart (1st Earl of Moray; Regent of Scotland) born - Regent and Protestant Reformer
c.1532 Archibald Campbell (5th Earl of Argyll) born - Noble
c.1532 Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie born - Historian
1532 Gavin Dunbar (Bishop of Aberdeen) died - Clergyman and church administrator
1533 David Rizzio (David Riccio) born - Secretary and supposed lover of Mary Queen of Scots
1533 Robert Stewart (1st Earl of Orkney) born - A tyrannical oppressor of the Orkney and Shetland Isles
1534 Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston (7th Laird of Merchiston) born - Minor noble, civil servant and father of mathematician John Napier (1550 - 1617)
1535 Aikwood Tower (Scottish Borders) Built
1535 Bemersyde House (Scottish Borders) Built
1536 Hector Boece (Hector Boethius) died - Historian and Author
1536 James Hepburn (4th Earl of Bothwell) born - Third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587)
1536 John Stuart (2nd (or 4th) Duke of Albany) died - Regent of Scotland
1536 Park, Castle of (Aberdeenshire) Built
c.1537 James Hamilton (3rd Earl of Arran) born - Political pawn and soldier
1537 Lady Janet Douglas Lyon (Lady Glamis) died - Falsely accused witch
c.1538 Sir Thomas Craig born - Lawyer and poet
1539 Adam Blackwood born - Philosopher and scholar
1539 Sir Andrew Wood died - Naval commander
c.1540 Robgill Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1540 Castle Stalker (Argyll and Bute) Built
1540 Holyrood Park (City of Edinburgh) Created
1540 Sir James Hamilton of Finnart died - Architect and noble, known as the 'Bastard of Arran'
c.1541 William Ruthven (1st Earl of Gowrie) born - Presbyterian noble
1541 Kirk of Calder (West Lothian) Built
1541 Margaret Tudor (Queen Margaret) died - Queen of James IV and Regent of Scotland
c.1542 Craigcrook Castle (City of Edinburgh) Built
c.1542 Esmé Stuart (1st Duke of Lennox) born - Noble and supposed homosexual lover of King James VI (1566 - 1625)
1542 Battle of Hadden Rigg
1542 King James V died - Scottish monarch
1542 Queen Mary (Mary, Queen of Scots) born - Last Roman Catholic monarch of Scotland
c.1543 Patrick Adamson born - Archbishop of St Andrews
c.1543 Sir John Skene (Lord Curriehill) born - Jurist and legal historian
1543 Claud Hamilton (1st Lord Paisley) born - Politician and Commendator of Paisley Abbey
1543 Melgund Castle (Angus) Built
1543 The Rough Wooing
c.1544 John Lyon (8th Lord Glamis) born - Chancellor of Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal
1544 Magdalen Chapel (City of Edinburgh) Built
c.1545 John Maitland (Lord Maitland of Thirlestane) born - Statesman
1545 Andrew Melville born - Radical presbyterian who ensured the completion of Knox's Reformation in Scotland
1545 Battle of Ancrum Moor
1545 Colliston Castle (Angus) Built
1545 George Bannatyne born - Merchant, author and collector of poems
1545 Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley) born - Royal consort
1545 Winkston (Scottish Borders) Built
c.1546 Earlshall Castle (Fife) Built
1546 Ballindalloch Castle (Moray) Built
1546 Cardinal David Beaton died - Bishop and politician
1546 Earlshall Castle (Fife) Built
1546 George Wishart died - Lutheran Reformer and Martyr
1547 Battle of Pinkie
1547 Gavin Dunbar (Archbishop of Glasgow) died - Bishop and politician
1547 Peter Sandilands died - Clergyman
c.1550 Balfluig Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
c.1550 Robert Balfour born - Philosopher and linguist
c.1550 Sir George Bruce born - Laird of Carnock in West Fife, Bruce was a successful merchant who is famous for promoting industry in the Burgh of Culross
c.1550 William Schaw born - The King's Master of Works who laid down rules for working masons (the Schaw Statues)
1550 Drumcoltran Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1550 Fenton Tower (East Lothian) Built
1550 Innerpeffray Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1550 Mains Castle (Dundee City) Built
1550 Sir John Napier born - Mathematician, inventor and astronomer
c.1551 Henry Stewart (Lord Methven) died - Noble
1551 Woodside Castle (North Ayrshire) Built
1552 Edward Seymour (Earl of Hertford; 1st Duke of Somerset) died - Protector Somerset
1552 Scot's Dyke (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
c.1553 George Keith (5th Earl Marischal) born - Member of the family which had been hereditary Great Marischals of Scotland from the 12th Century
c.1553 Mark Kerr (Lord Newbattle; 1st Earl of Lothian) born - Noble
1553 Crathes Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1553 James Wedderburn died - Minor poet, dramatist and religious reformer
1555 Sir Alexander Seton (1st Earl of Dunfermline) born - Lawyer
1555 Sir David Lindsay died - Renaissance poet and diplomat
1555 Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig born - The subject of a unique trial for treason
1556 James Melville born - Diarist, church leader and educator
1556 John Wedderburn died - Divine and minor poet
1556 Robert Wedderburn died - Religious reformer and minor poet
1557 Archibald Douglas (6th Earl of Angus) died - A 'Red Douglas', grandson of Archibald Douglas, the 5th Earl of Angus (1449 - 1513)
1557 James Elphinstone (1st Lord Balmerino or Balmerinoch) born - Politician
1558 John Erskine (2nd Earl of Mar) born - Powerful noble
1558 Robert Reid (Bishop of Orkney) died - Clergyman
1559 The Reformation
c.1560 Chapelhill (Scottish Borders) Built
c.1560 Gardyne's House (Dundee City) Built
c.1560 Lickleyhead Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1560 Carnassarie Castle (Argyll and Bute) Built
1560 Confession of Faith
1560 James Crichton ('The Admirable') born - The 'Admirable Crichton'
1560 Mary of Lorraine (Mary of Guise) died - Royal consort
1560 Noltland Castle (Orkney) Built
1562 Battle of Corrichie
1562 George Gordon (4th Earl of Huntly; Cock o' the North) died - Noble, known as the Cock o' the North
1562 Montrose Medal Golf Course (Angus) Opened
1563 George Gordon (6th Earl and 1st Marquis of Huntly) born - Noble, who led the post-Reformation Roman Catholics in Scotland
1563 George Heriot (Jinglin' Geordie) born - Goldsmith and burgess of Edinburgh
1563 Sir Thomas Hamilton (1st Earl of Haddington; Lord Drumcairn) born - Politician, lawyer and judge
c.1564 James Hay (7th Lord Hay) born - Succeeded his father in 1591
1564 High Street Hostel (City of Edinburgh) Built
1564 The Howff (Dundee City) Opened
c.1565 Bonshaw Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1565 Isle Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1565 Timothy Pont born - Cartographer
1565 Archbishop John Spottiswoode born - Archbishop and church historian
1565 Repentance Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1566 David Rizzio (David Riccio) died - Secretary and supposed lover of Mary Queen of Scots
1566 King James VI (James I of England) born - First Protestant ruler of Scotland and first British monarch
1566 Torwood Castle (Falkirk) Built
1567 Battle of Carberry Hill
1567 Brodie Castle (Moray) Built
1567 Fordell Castle (Fife) Built
1567 Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley) died - Royal consort
1567 Sir William Alexander (1st Earl of Stirling) born - Politician and minor poet
c.1568 Robert Carver (Robert Arnat) died - Composer of sacred choral music
1568 Black Bull Hotel (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1568 Rev. John Row born - Presbyterian churchman and ecclesiastical historian
1568 Rev. John Welsh born - Clergyman
1568 Battle of Langside
1569 Claypotts Castle (Dundee City) Built
1570 Balmanno Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1570 Delgatie Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1570 Donald Mor MacCrimmon born - Famous piper, the first in a line who served MacLeod of MacLeod at Dunvegan
1570 James Stuart (1st Earl of Moray; Regent of Scotland) died - Regent and Protestant Reformer
1570 Sir James Dundas born - Lawyer and politician
1571 Matthew Stuart (4th Earl of Lennox) died - Regent of Scotland
1572 John Erskine (1st Earl of Mar) died - Regent of Scotland and Keeper of Edinburgh and Stirling Castles
1572 John Knox died - Churchman
1572 Mar's Wark (Stirling) Built
1572 Mey, Castle of (Highland) Built
1572 Sir George Hay (1st Earl of Kinnoull) born - Nobleman and entrepreneur
1572 Woodhead House (East Dunbartonshire) Built
1573 Archibald Campbell (5th Earl of Argyll) died - Noble
1573 William Maitland (Maitland of Lethington) died - Secretary of State to Mary of Lorraine (1515 - 1560) and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587)
1573 Pacification of Perth
1574 Anne of Denmark born - Wife of King James VI (1566 - 1625), and daughter of Frederick II of the combined kingdom of Denmark and Norway
1574 Archbishop John Douglas died - Clergyman and Protestant reformer
1574 Branxholme Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1574 Old Town Wall (Scottish Borders) Erected
1575 Hatton Castle (Angus) Built
1575 James Hamilton (2nd Earl of Arran; Duke of Châtelherault) died - Regent of Scotland and soldier
1575 James Hamilton (1st Earl of Abercorn; 2nd Baron Paisley) born - Courtier and noble
1575 Patrick Lyon (1st Earl of Kinghorne; 9th Lord Glamis) born - Privy Councillor and noble
c.1576 Archibald Campbell (7th Earl of Argyll) born - Succeeding his father to the Earldom in 1584, Campbell was used by King James VI (1566 - 1625) to control the highland clans
1576 George Gordon (5th Earl of Huntly) died - Noble
1577 John Lyon (8th Lord Glamis) died - Chancellor of Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal
1577 Whitefield Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1578 Drochil Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1578 Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (City of Edinburgh) Established
1578 James Hepburn (4th Earl of Bothwell) died - Third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542 - 1587)
1579 Abercorn Parish Church (West Lothian) Built
1579 Henry Balnaves died - Judge and protestant reformer
1579 Saint John Ogilvie (St. John Ogilvie) born - Scotland's only post-Reformation saint
1579 Sir Alexander Morison (Lord Prestongrange) born - Law Lord
c.1580 Cassencarie (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1580 Kinnell House (Stirling) Built
1580 Dudhope Castle (Dundee City) Built
1580 George Hutcheson born - Lawyer
1580 Greyfriars Cemetery (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1580 John Row died - Protestant reformer and church scholar
1580 Newbattle Abbey (Midlothian) Built
1580 Northfield House (East Lothian) Built
1580 Robert Gordon of Straloch born - Cartographer
1580 Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie died - Historian
1580 Sir Robert Gordon born - Noble and Vice Chamberlain of Scotland
1580 Sir William Dick of Braid born - Merchant and Provost of Edinburgh
1580 University Main Library (City of Edinburgh) Established
1581 Braikie Castle (Angus) Built
1581 Greenknowe Tower (Scottish Borders) Built
1581 Hallbar, Tower of (South Lanarkshire) Built
1581 James Douglas (4th Earl of Morton) died - Noble and Regent of Scotland
1581 Kelburn Castle (North Ayrshire) Built
c.1582 General Sir Alexander Leslie (1st Earl of Leven; Lord Balgonie) born - Covenanter
c.1582 William Douglas (1st Earl of Queensberry; Viscount Drumlanrig) born - Noble
1582 George Buchanan died - Poet, author, latin scholar, politician and teacher of Mary, Queen of Scots and King James VI
1582 George Sinclair (4th Earl of Caithness) died - Noble
1582 James Crichton ('The Admirable') died - The 'Admirable Crichton'
1582 John Winram died - Protestant reformer
1582 MacLellan's Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1582 Roseburn House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1582 Ruthven Raid
1582 University of Edinburgh (Midlothian) Established
1583 Alexander Henderson born - Popular and influential theologian
1583 Ashintully Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1583 Esmé Stuart (1st Duke of Lennox) died - Noble and supposed homosexual lover of King James VI (1566 - 1625)
1583 Rev. David Dickson born - Church leader and Covenanter
1583 Scottish Flag Heritage Centre (East Lothian) Built
1584 Luffness House (East Lothian) Built
1584 Mark Ker died - Abbot, then Commendator of Newbattle
1584 William Ruthven (1st Earl of Gowrie) died - Presbyterian noble
c.1585 Meggernie Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1585 Haggs Castle (Glasgow City) Built
1585 John Spottiswoode died - Protestant leader
1585 John Willcock died - Clergyman and Protestant reformer
1585 Patrick Maule (1st Earl of Panmure; Baron of Brechin and Navar) born - Royalist and soldier
1585 William Drummond of Hawthornden born - Poet
1586 Ballencrieff Castle (East Lothian) Built
1586 George Jameson (George Jamesone) born - Portraitist, sometimes called 'The Scottish Van Dyke'
1586 Rev. Dr. William Guild born - Academic and theologian
1586 Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss (1st Earl of Wemyss) born - Noble
1586 Sir Richard Maitland died - Lawyer and blind poet
1587 Isle Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1587 Queen Mary (Mary, Queen of Scots) died - Last Roman Catholic monarch of Scotland
1589 James Halyburton of Pitcur died - Reformer and Provost of Dundee
1589 Keith Marischal (East Lothian) Built
1589 Linnhous (West Lothian) Built
1589 Malleny House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1589 West Port (Fife) Built
1590 Baillie McMorran's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1590 Glenbuchat Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1590 Lauriston Castle (City of Edinburgh) Built
1590 Law's Close (Fife) Built
1590 Musselburgh Tolbooth and Old Town Hall (East Lothian) Built
1590 Park, Castle of (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1590 Thirlestane Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1590 Wishart Arch (Dundee City) Erected
c.1591 Cockenzie House (East Lothian) Built
1591 Canongate Tolbooth (City of Edinburgh) Built
1591 Patrick Adamson died - Archbishop of St Andrews
1592 Fordyce Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1592 Saltcoats Castle (East Lothian) Built
1592 The Tron Theatre (Glasgow City) Built
1593 Abertarff House (Highland) Built
1593 Adam Bothwell died - Bishop of Orkney and political survivor
1593 Dunbar Town House Museum (East Lothian) Built
1593 Marischal College (Aberdeen City) Established
1593 Provost Ross's House (Aberdeen City) Built
1593 Rev. Robert Blair born - Covenanting preacher
1593 Robert Stewart (1st Earl of Orkney) died - A tyrannical oppressor of the Orkney and Shetland Isles
c.1594 Barnes Castle (East Lothian) Built
1594 Battle of Glenlivet
1594 Fingask Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1594 Kinkell Castle (Highland) Built
1595 Baillie John McMorran died - Magistrate
1595 Darnick Tower (Scottish Borders) Built
1595 John Hay (1st Earl of Tweeddale) born - Royalist
1595 John Maitland (Lord Maitland of Thirlestane) died - Statesman
1595 Patrick Mor MacCrimmon born - Most distinguished of the Skye piping family
1595 Tealing Doo'cot (Angus) Built
1596 John Lyon (2nd Earl of Kinghorne) born - Noble
1596 Sir Robert Spottiswoode born - Judge and royalist
1597 Culross Palace (Fife) Built
1597 Macduff House (Fife) Built
1597 Slains Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
c.1598 John Row born - Academic and ecclesiastical historian
1598 Archibald Campbell (1st Marquis and 8th Earl of Argyll) born - 'King Campbell'
1598 Crail Tolbooth (Fife) Built
1598 Ferniehirst Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1598 Muness Castle (Shetland) Built
1599 Gilbert Skene died - Academic and medical practitioner
1599 Major Thomas Weir born - Wizard and soldier
1599 Oliver Cromwell born - Soldier and statesman
1599 Robert Baillie born - Influential divine and academic
1599 Sir John Wedderburn born - Royal physician
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