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Scottish History Time-line (17th Century)

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

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17th C. Aithernie Castle (Fife) Built
17th C. Argyll's Lodging (Stirling) Built
17th C. Castle Urquhart (Highland) Built
17th C. Dymock's Building (Falkirk) Built
17th C. Dysart Harbour (Fife) Built
17th C. Harbourmaster's House (Fife) Built
17th C. Invergarry Castle (Highland) Built
17th C. Magdalen Green (Dundee City) Created
17th C. Mercat Cross (Fife) Erected
17th C. Mounie Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
17th C. Outlook Tower and Camera Obscura (City of Edinburgh) Built
17th C. Poldrate Mill (East Lothian) Built
17th C. Press Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
17th C. Stonehaven Harbour (Aberdeenshire) Built
17th C. The Bachelors' Club (South Ayrshire) Built
c.1600 Auchans (South Ayrshire) Built
c.1600 Auchness Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1600 Culross Mercat Cross (Fife) Erected
c.1600 Erchless Castle (Highland) Built
c.1600 Sir James Balfour of Denmylne and Kinnaird born - Historian, antiquarian and author
c.1600 West Port House (West Lothian) Built
1600 Amisfield Tower (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1600 Fingask (Perth and Kinross) Built
1600 Gowrie Conspiracy
1600 Invergowrie House (Dundee City) Built
1600 Jenny Geddes born - An Edinburgh stall-holder, famous for a solitary act of defiance
1600 King Charles I born - British monarch who lost his head having generated of religious and political controversy
1600 Samuel Rutherford born - Non-conformist clergyman
1600 Scalloway Castle (Shetland) Built
1600 Sir Thomas Maule died - Nobleman and soldier
1600 The Tolbooth Museum (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1601 Battle of Carinish
1601 General David Leslie (Lord Newark) born - Soldier
1602 Carriden House (Falkirk) Built
1602 William Schaw died - The King's Master of Works who laid down rules for working masons (the Schaw Statues)
1603 The Union of the Crowns
1604 Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum (Angus) Built
1606 James Hamilton (1st Duke and 3rd Marquess of Hamilton) born - Noble and Soldier
1606 Rev. Robert Pont died - Clergyman
1606 Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig died - The subject of a unique trial for treason
1607 Castle Kennedy (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1607 Craigston Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1608 General George Monk (General Monck; 1st Duke of Albemarle) born - One of Oliver Cromwell's most loyal supporters, and leader of his subjugation of the Scots, which brought poverty and starvation by the early 1650s
1608 George Bannatyne died - Merchant, author and collector of poems
1608 James Hay (7th Lord Hay) died - Succeeded his father in 1591
1608 Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston (7th Laird of Merchiston) died - Minor noble, civil servant and father of mathematician John Napier (1550 - 1617)
1608 Sir Thomas Craig died - Lawyer and poet
1609 Barcaldine Castle (Argyll and Bute) Built
1609 James Hamilton (3rd Earl of Arran) died - Political pawn and soldier
1609 Mark Kerr (Lord Newbattle; 1st Earl of Lothian) died - Noble
c.1610 Andrew Lamb's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
c.1610 The Study (Fife) Built
1610 Benholm's Lodging (Aberdeen City) Built
1610 David Wemyss (2nd Earl of Wemyss) born - Covenanter, turned Royalist
1610 Globe Inn (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
c.1611 Sir Thomas Urquhart born - Eccentric author, translator and royalist
1611 John Mylne born - Architect and building contractor
1611 Robert Leighton born - Archbishop of Glasgow
1612 James Elphinstone (1st Lord Balmerino or Balmerinoch) died - Politician
1612 James Graham (1st Marquis of Montrose) born - Romantic Covenanter, who turned Royalist
1612 Patrick Gray (6th Lord Gray, Master of Gray) died - Diplomat and 'favourite' of James VI, with a career steeped in intrigue and treachery
1612 Rev. James Guthrie born - Clergyman who led the resistance to the introduction of the Episcopalian system of church governance
1613 Adam Blackwood died - Philosopher and scholar
1613 Alexander Mylne born - Architectural sculptor
1613 Archbishop James Sharp born - Prelate, who began as a moderate but became an ardent supporter of the Episcopal system
1613 Pinkie House (East Lothian) Built
c.1614 Timothy Pont died - Cartographer
1614 Abergairn Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1614 Gagie House (Angus) Built
1614 James Melville died - Diarist, church leader and educator
1614 Sir Norman MacLeod born - Scholar and soldier
c.1615 James Gordon born - Author, cartographer and clergyman
c.1615 Mary MacLeod (Mairi nighean Alasdair Ruaidh) born - Influential Gaelic bard
1615 General Thomas (Tam) Dalyell of the Binns ("Bluidy Tam") born - Royalist soldier, who became an important figure in the turbulent times of the mid-17th Century
1615 John Blackadder born - Covenanter
1615 Patrick Lyon (1st Earl of Kinghorne; 9th Lord Glamis) died - Privy Councillor and noble
1615 Saint John Ogilvie (St. John Ogilvie) died - Scotland's only post-Reformation saint
1616 Gordonstoun School (Moray) Built
1616 John Maitland (1st Duke of Lauderdale) born - Royalist and statesman
1616 Maidencraig, Mill of (Aberdeen City) Built
1616 Tolbooth Museum (Aberdeen City) Built
1616 William Hamilton (2nd Duke of Hamilton) born - Noble
c.1617 William Keith (7th Earl Marischal) born - Covenanter
1617 Arnhall Castle (Stirling) Built
1617 Inch House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1617 James Hamilton (1st Earl of Abercorn; 2nd Baron Paisley) died - Courtier and noble
1617 Sir John Napier died - Mathematician, inventor and astronomer
1617 Sir John Skene (Lord Curriehill) died - Jurist and legal historian
1617 St Catherine's Well (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1617 The Five Articles of Perth
c.1618 Kilcoy Castle (Highland) Built
1619 Anne of Denmark died - Wife of King James VI (1566 - 1625), and daughter of Frederick II of the combined kingdom of Denmark and Norway
1619 James Dalrymple (1st Viscount Stair) born - Lawyer
1619 Sir George Skene born - Merchant and Provost of Aberdeen
1619 Winton House (East Lothian) Built
c.1620 Skaill House (Orkney) Built
1620 Gladstone's Land (City of Edinburgh) Built
1620 Greyfriars Kirk (City of Edinburgh) Built
1620 Sir James Dundas (1st Lord Arniston) born - Judge and politician
1620 William Guthrie born - An earnest and well-loved clergyman
1621 Bonnyhaugh House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1621 Claud Hamilton (1st Lord Paisley) died - Politician and Commendator of Paisley Abbey
1621 Dairsie Old Parish Church (Fife) Built
1621 John Mylne died - Architect
1621 Tailor's Hall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1622 Andrew Melville died - Radical presbyterian who ensured the completion of Knox's Reformation in Scotland
1622 Lady Stair's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1622 Sir Alexander Seton (1st Earl of Dunfermline) died - Lawyer
1623 George Keith (5th Earl Marischal) died - Member of the family which had been hereditary Great Marischals of Scotland from the 12th Century
1623 Johnstounburn House (East Lothian) Built
1623 White Horse Close (City of Edinburgh) Built
1624 Dunblane Museum (Stirling) Built
1624 George Heriot (Jinglin' Geordie) died - Goldsmith and burgess of Edinburgh
1625 John Hay (2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Tweeddale) born - Statesman and politician
1625 King James VI (James I of England) died - First Protestant ruler of Scotland and first British monarch
1625 Moray House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1625 Robert Balfour died - Philosopher and linguist
1625 Sir George Bruce died - Laird of Carnock in West Fife, Bruce was a successful merchant who is famous for promoting industry in the Burgh of Culross
c.1626 Alexander Peden born - Charismatic Covenanter
c.1626 Lewis Gordon (3rd Marquis of Huntly) born - Royalist
1626 Craigievar Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1626 Hamilton House (East Lothian) Built
1626 Prestongrange (East Lothian) Built
1627 The Tolbooth (Glasgow City) Built
c.1628 The King's Knot (Stirling) Created
1628 Braemar Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1628 Sir James Dundas died - Lawyer and politician
c.1629 Walter Scott of Harden (Auld Wat) died - Border reiver
1629 Archibald Campbell (9th Earl of Argyll) born - Royalist
c.1630 Hallyards Castle (City of Edinburgh) Built
1630 Adam Bothwell's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1630 Cannonball House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1630 Captain Robert Campbell (5th Laird of Glen Lyon) born - Commander at the Massacre of Glen Coe
1630 House of the Binns (West Lothian) Built
1630 King Charles II born - British monarch
1630 Sir Andrew Balfour born - Physician
1630 Sir George Mackenzie (Lord Royston; Viscount Tarbat; Earl of Cromartie) born - Lawyer and politician
1630 Sir William Bruce born - Architect and merchant
1631 Balhousie Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1631 Balquhidder Old Kirk (Stirling) Built
1631 Sir Alexander Morison (Lord Prestongrange) died - Law Lord
1631 William Wallace died - Mason and architect
1632 Anne Douglas-Hamilton (Duchess of Hamilton) born - Noble
1633 Hermiston House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1633 King James VII (King James II of England) born - Unpopular monarch
1633 Robert Mylne born - Architect and builder
c.1634 George Melville (1st Earl and 4th Lord Melville) born - Royalist statesman and politician
c.1634 Pitsligo Parish Church (Aberdeenshire) Built
c.1634 Robert Baillie of Jerviswood born - Covenanter
1634 Andrew Gray born - Puritan clergyman
1634 John Erskine (2nd Earl of Mar) died - Powerful noble
1634 Sir George Hay (1st Earl of Kinnoull) died - Nobleman and entrepreneur
1634 Sir James Murray of Kilbaberton died - Architect
1634 The Wardlaw Mausoleum (Highland) Erected
1634 William Douglas-Hamilton (3rd Duke of Hamilton; 1st Earl of Selkirk) born - Noble
1635 Castle Fraser (Aberdeenshire) Built
1635 John Campbell (1st Earl of Breadalbane) born - Noble and politician
1635 Kinnoull Aisle (Perth and Kinross) Erected
1635 The Well of Spa (Aberdeen City) Opened
1636 George Gordon (6th Earl and 1st Marquis of Huntly) died - Noble, who led the post-Reformation Roman Catholics in Scotland
1636 Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh born - Lawyer and politician
1637 George Gordon of Haddo (1st Earl of Aberdeen) born - Statesman and lawyer
1637 Sir Thomas Hamilton (1st Earl of Haddington; Lord Drumcairn) died - Politician, lawyer and judge
1637 William Douglas (3rd Earl of Queensberry; 1st Duke of Queensberry) born - As Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, he wielded great power
1638 Archibald Campbell (7th Earl of Argyll) died - Succeeding his father to the Earldom in 1584, Campbell was used by King James VI (1566 - 1625) to control the highland clans
1638 Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian) Built
1638 James Gregory born - Mathematician and inventor
1638 National Covenant, Signing of the
1638 Sir John Foulis born - Lawyer and social historian
1639 Archbishop John Spottiswoode died - Archbishop and church historian
1639 Bishop's Wars
1639 Brunstane House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1639 George Hutcheson died - Lawyer
c.1640 Colonel Francis Charteris born - Infamous gambler, adulterer and duellist
c.1640 Lieutenant-General Hugh Mackay of Scourie born - General and inventor of the ring-bayonet
1640 Donald Mor MacCrimmon died - Famous piper, the first in a line who served MacLeod of MacLeod at Dunvegan
1640 Fowlis Castle (Angus) Built
1640 Parliament House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1640 Rev. William Veitch born - Covenanter
1640 Sir William Alexander (1st Earl of Stirling) died - Politician and minor poet
1640 William Douglas (1st Earl of Queensberry; Viscount Drumlanrig) died - Noble
1641 Coxton Tower (Moray) Built
1641 Plewlands House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1641 Sir Patrick Hume (Patrick Home of Polwarth, 1st Earl of Marchmont) born - Statesman and Covenanter
1641 Sir Robert Sibbald born - Physician, geographer and natural historian
1642 Rev. Robert Traill born - Puritan Minister
1643 Alexander Mylne died - Architectural sculptor
1643 George Gordon (4th Marquis of Huntly; 1st Duke of Gordon) born - Royalist noble
1643 Gilbert Burnet (Bishop of Salisbury) born - Churchman and historian
1643 Patrick Lyon (1st Earl of Strathmore; 3rd Earl of Kinghorne) born - Lyon succeeded his father, becoming the 3rd Earl of Kinghorne in 1646
1643 Westminster Assembly
c.1644 Duncan Forbes of Culloden born - Politician and land-owner
1644 Auld Kirk Museum (East Dunbartonshire) Built
1644 Battle of Tippermuir
1644 George Jameson (George Jamesone) died - Portraitist, sometimes called 'The Scottish Van Dyke'
1644 Rev. Robert Kirk born - The Fairy Minister
c.1645 James Smith born - Architect and politician
1645 Battle of Philiphaugh
1645 John Hay (2nd Marquess of Tweeddale) born - Politician
1645 William Kidd (Captain Kidd) born - Infamous pirate and privateer
1645 Battle of Inverlochy
1645 Battle of Alford
1645 Battle of Inverkeithing
1645 Battle of Kilsyth
1645 Battle of Auldearn
1646 John Lyon (2nd Earl of Kinghorne) died - Noble
1646 Rev. John Gray born - Preacher, scholar and linguist
1646 Rev. John Row died - Presbyterian churchman and ecclesiastical historian
1646 Sir John Lauder (Lord Fountainhall) born - Judge and author of a noted journal
1646 Sir Robert Spottiswoode died - Judge and royalist
1647 Frances Teresa Stuart (Duchess of Richmond and Lennox; La Belle Stuart) born - The face of Britannia and mistress of King Charles II
1647 Tron Kirk (City of Edinburgh) Built
1648 Ecclesiamagirdle House (Perth and Kinross) Built
1648 Haddington House (East Lothian) Built
1648 John Dalrymple (1st Earl of Stair) born - Lawyer and Politician
1649 George Gordon (2nd Marquis of Huntly; Viscount Aboyne) died - Royalist noble
1649 James Crofts Scott (James Fitzroy; Duke of Buccleuch, Duke of Monmouth) born - Military leader and rebellious noble
1649 James Gordon (2nd Viscount Aboyne) died - Royalist
1649 James Hamilton (1st Duke and 3rd Marquess of Hamilton) died - Noble and Soldier
1649 John Elphinstone (2nd Lord Balmerino) died - Covenanter
1649 John Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee; Bonnie Dundee) born - Soldier
1649 King Charles I died - British monarch who lost his head having generated of religious and political controversy
1649 Sir John Wemyss of Wemyss (1st Earl of Wemyss) died - Noble
1649 William Drummond of Hawthornden died - Poet
c.1650 Robert Spittal's Hospital (Stirling) Built
1650 Battle of Carbisdale
1650 George Heriot's School (City of Edinburgh) Built
1650 James Graham (1st Marquis of Montrose) died - Romantic Covenanter, who turned Royalist
1650 Leith Citadel (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1650 Leith Hall (Aberdeenshire) Built
1650 Major General Sir John Hurry (Sir John Urry) died - Soldier
1650 Siege of Leith
1651 William Hamilton (2nd Duke of Hamilton) died - Noble
1651 Siege and Sacking of Dundee
1652 John Elphinstone (4th Lord Balmerino; 3rd Lord Coupar) born - Lawyer and politician
1653 John Hay (1st Earl of Tweeddale) died - Royalist
1653 Lewis Gordon (3rd Marquis of Huntly) died - Royalist
1654 Oliver Cromwell died - Soldier and statesman
c.1655 John Adair born - Map-maker and surveyor
1655 Sir William Dick of Braid died - Merchant and Provost of Edinburgh
1656 Andrew Gray died - Puritan clergyman
1656 Sir Robert Gordon died - Noble and Vice Chamberlain of Scotland
1657 John Mylne died - Architect
1657 Rev. Dr. William Guild died - Academic and theologian
1657 Sir James Balfour of Denmylne and Kinnaird died - Historian, antiquarian and author
c.1658 Archibald Campbell (1st Duke and 10th Earl of Argyll) born - Enthusiastic supporter of William of Orange and the ousting of King James VII (1633 - 1701), who had re-embraced the 'old religion' and executed his father, the 9th Earl of Argyll
c.1658 Sir George Warrender of Lochend (1st Baronet Lochend) born - Merchant, politician and landowner
1658 Inverness Citadel (Highland) Built
1658 James Maule (4th Earl of Panmure) born - Jacobite soldier
1658 Robert Dundas of Arniston (2nd Lord Arniston) born - Politician and lawyer
1658 William Paterson born - Merchant and Politician
1659 David Gregory born - Mathematician and astronomer
1659 Strathaven Cemetery (South Lanarkshire) Opened
c.1660 Daniel Defoe born - Author, journalist and social thinker
1660 Jenny Geddes died - An Edinburgh stall-holder, famous for a solitary act of defiance
1660 John Murray (1st Duke of Atholl) born - Noble
1660 Martin Martin born - Geographer and Mapmaker
1660 Sir Thomas Urquhart died - Eccentric author, translator and royalist
1660 The Restoration
1661 Archibald Campbell (1st Marquis and 8th Earl of Argyll) died - 'King Campbell'
1661 General Sir Alexander Leslie (1st Earl of Leven; Lord Balgonie) died - Covenanter
1661 Methil Harbour (Fife) Built
1661 Patrick Maule (1st Earl of Panmure; Baron of Brechin and Navar) died - Royalist and soldier
1661 Rev. James Guthrie died - Clergyman who led the resistance to the introduction of the Episcopalian system of church governance
1661 Robert Gordon of Straloch died - Cartographer
1661 Samuel Rutherford died - Non-conformist clergyman
1661 Sir Archibald Primrose (1st Earl of Rosebery) born - Lawyer and Politician
1661 William Keith (7th Earl Marischal) died - Covenanter
1662 James Douglas (2nd Duke of Queensberry) born - 'Union Duke'
1662 John Campbell (2nd Earl of Breadalbane) born - Eccentric noble and politician, known as Old Rag
1662 Rev. David Dickson died - Church leader and Covenanter
1662 Robert Baillie died - Influential divine and academic
1663 John Lyon (2nd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne) born - Noble
1664 Methven Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1664 Sir John Vanbrugh born - Architect and playwright
1665 Fort Charlotte (Shetland) Built
1665 Lady Grisel Baillie born - Song-writer and heroine
1665 Old Ship Inn (Perth and Kinross) Built
1665 Sir David Dalrymple (1st Baronet of Hailes) born - Brother of John Dalrymple (1648 - 1707) and youngest son of James Dalrymple, Viscount Stair (1619-95)
1665 William Guthrie died - An earnest and well-loved clergyman
1666 Battle of Rullion Green
1666 Rev. Robert Blair died - Covenanting preacher
c.1667 Simon Fraser (12th Lord Lovat) born - Clan chief of wavering loyalty, described as 'the most devious man in Scotland'
1667 John Arbuthnot born - Physician and satirist
1667 John Mylne died - Architect and building contractor
1668 Dunbar's Hospital (Highland) Built
1668 Robert Gordon born - Merchant, born in Aberdeen
c.1669 Alexander Robertson of Struan (13th Chief of Clan Donnachaidh) born - Ardent Jacobite, who was uniquely present from the beginning to the end of that historical episode
1670 General George Monk (General Monck; 1st Duke of Albemarle) died - One of Oliver Cromwell's most loyal supporters, and leader of his subjugation of the Scots, which brought poverty and starvation by the early 1650s
1670 Major Thomas Weir died - Wizard and soldier
1670 Patrick Mor MacCrimmon died - Most distinguished of the Skye piping family
1670 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh) Created
1670 The Burgh Halls (West Lothian) Opened
1670 Thomas Cadell died - Gun-maker
1671 John Law born - Financier and gambler
1671 Robert (Rob Roy) MacGregor born - Notorious cattle thief and Jacobite Guerilla
1672 John Row died - Academic and ecclesiastical historian
1673 General George Wade born - British soldier employed after the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 to construct a system of metalled military roads and 40 stone bridges throughout the Scottish Highlands
1675 Applecross House (Highland) Built
1675 James Gregory died - Mathematician and inventor
1675 John Erskine (6th Earl of Mar, Bobbing John) born - A Scottish Jacobite born at Alloa who frequently changed his political allegiance, earning the nickname 'Bobbing John'
1676 Alexander Selkirk born - Seaman and castaway
1676 Comiston Spring House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1676 Sir John Clerk (Sir John Clerk of Penicuik) born - Politician, advocate, patron of the arts, antiquarian, author and arbiter of taste
1676 Thomas Boston born - Theologist
1677 Lady Elizabeth Wardlaw (Elizabeth Halkett) born - Poetess
c.1678 Alexander Gordon (2nd Duke of Gordon) born - Jacobite
c.1678 George Seton (5th Earl of Winton) born - Jacobite
1678 Turret House (Scottish Borders) Built
c.1679 Sir George Ogilvy of Barras died - Defender of Dunnottar Castle
1679 Archbishop James Sharp died - Prelate, who began as a moderate but became an ardent supporter of the Episcopal system
1679 Battle of Bothwell Bridge
1679 David Wemyss (2nd Earl of Wemyss) died - Covenanter, turned Royalist
1679 Kinross House (Perth and Kinross) Created
1679 Sir James Dundas (1st Lord Arniston) died - Judge and politician
1679 Sir John Wedderburn died - Royal physician
1679 William Gordon (2nd Earl of Aberdeen) born - Politician
c.1680 John Ker (1st Duke of Roxburghe) born - Politician and noble
c.1680 Tarradale House (Highland) Built
1680 Charles Erskine (Lord Tinwald) born - Jurist and politician
1680 Cove House (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1680 Ebenezer Erskine born - Evangelical divine and founder of the Secession Church of Scotland
1680 Hallyburton House (Perth and Kinross) Built
1680 Innerpeffray Library (Perth and Kinross) Established
1680 John Campbell (2nd Duke of Argyll; Duke of Greenwich) born - Soldier and politician
1680 National Library of Scotland (City of Edinburgh) Established
1680 Battle of Aird's Moss
1681 Bute Estate Office (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1681 Charles Hope (1st Earl of Hopetoun) born - Politician and noble
1681 Queensberry House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1681 Robert Keith born - Churchman, historian and Jacobite
1681 Royal College of Physicians (City of Edinburgh) Established
1681 Test Act
1682 Advocate's Library (City of Edinburgh) Established
1682 Archibald Campbell (3rd Duke of Argyll; 1st Earl of Islay) born - Politician, lawyer and soldier
1682 General David Leslie (Lord Newark) died - Soldier
1682 James Gibbs born - Architect
1682 John Hope of Hopetoun died - Courtier and member of an Edinburgh family of merchants and lawyers
1682 John Maitland (1st Duke of Lauderdale) died - Royalist and statesman
1682 William Aikman born - Painter
1683 Rye House Plot
1683 Walter Stuart (6th Lord Blantyre) born - Noble, politician and landowner
1684 John Murray (Marquess of Tullibardine) born - Soldier
1684 Robert Baillie of Jerviswood died - Covenanter
1684 Robert Leighton died - Archbishop of Glasgow
c.1685 Andrew McDouall (Lord Bankton) born - Jurist
1685 Archibald Campbell (9th Earl of Argyll) died - Royalist
1685 Caroline Park (City of Edinburgh) Built
1685 Duncan Forbes of Culloden born - Statesman and jurist
1685 General Thomas (Tam) Dalyell of the Binns ("Bluidy Tam") died - Royalist soldier, who became an important figure in the turbulent times of the mid-17th Century
1685 James Crofts Scott (James Fitzroy; Duke of Buccleuch, Duke of Monmouth) died - Military leader and rebellious noble
1685 King Charles II died - British monarch
1685 Kinross House (Perth and Kinross) Built
1685 Netherbow Well-Head (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1685 Robert Dundas of Arniston (3rd Lord Arniston) born - Lawyer and politician
1686 Alexander Peden died - Charismatic Covenanter
1686 Allan Ramsay born - Poet and bookseller
1686 George Buchanan born - Wealthy Glasgow merchant
1686 James Gordon died - Author, cartographer and clergyman
1686 John Blackadder died - Covenanter
1686 Newhailes (East Lothian) Built
1686 Soutra Aisle (Midlothian) Built
1686 The Signal Tower (City of Edinburgh) Built
1686 Woolmet House (Midlothian) Built
1687 Col. James Gardiner born - Soldier
1687 George Drummond born - Politician and visionary planner
1687 Leighton Library (Stirling) Built
1687 Prestonfield House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1687 Robert Simson born - Mathematician
1688 Arthur Elphinstone (6th Lord Balmerino) born - Jacobite
1688 Canongate Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
1688 James Francis Edward Stuart (The Old Pretender) born - Jacobite leader
1688 Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran (Lord Kilkerran) born - Jurist
1689 Battle of Dunkeld
1689 John Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee; Bonnie Dundee) died - Soldier
1689 William Adam born - Architect, particularly noted for his design of country houses
1689 William Murray (Marquess of Tullibardine) born - Jacobite soldier
1690 Andrew Buchanan born - Tobacco merchant who became Lord Provost of Glasgow
1690 James Murray (2nd Duke of Atholl) born - Noble, soldier and politician
1690 Sir Hew Dalrymple (Lord Drummore) born - Judge
1690 William Ged born - Inventor, printer and goldsmith
1690 Battle of Cromdale
1691 Ardrossan Old Parish Church (North Ayrshire) Abandoned
1691 Drumlanrig Castle (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1691 Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh died - Lawyer and politician
1692 Andrew Fletcher (Lord Milton) born - Jurist
1692 James Stirling born - Mathematician and surveyor
1692 Lieutenant-General Hugh Mackay of Scourie died - General and inventor of the ring-bayonet
1692 Path House (Fife) Built
1692 Rev. Robert Kirk died - The Fairy Minister
1692 Massacre of Glen Coe
c.1693 George Keith (10th Earl Marischal) born - Unsuccessful Jacobite General
1693 Cammo House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1693 Panmure House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1693 Robert Dinwiddie born - Colonial Governor
1694 Lord George Murray born - Distinguished Jacobite general and strategist
1694 Sir Andrew Balfour died - Physician
1694 William Douglas-Hamilton (3rd Duke of Hamilton; 1st Earl of Selkirk) died - Noble
1695 Hamilton Palace (South Lanarkshire) Built
1695 James Dalrymple (1st Viscount Stair) died - Lawyer
1695 John Glass born - Sect leader
1695 Patrick Lyon (1st Earl of Strathmore; 3rd Earl of Kinghorne) died - Lyon succeeded his father, becoming the 3rd Earl of Kinghorne in 1646
1695 William Douglas (3rd Earl of Queensberry; 1st Duke of Queensberry) died - As Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, he wielded great power
c.1696 John Campbell (3rd Earl of Breadalbane) born - Noble, politician and diplomat
c.1696 William Duff (1st Earl of Fife) born - Politician
1696 Captain Robert Campbell (5th Laird of Glen Lyon) died - Commander at the Massacre of Glen Coe
1696 Dunduff Castle (South Ayrshire) Built
1696 James Francis Edward Keith born - Field Marshal of Prussia
1696 John Lyon (3rd Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne) born - Jacobite noble
1696 Low Parks Museum (South Lanarkshire) Built
1696 Raith (Fife) Built
1696 Tarvit, Hill of (Fife) Built
1696 The Mercat Cross (Aberdeen City) Erected
1697 Alexander Monro (Primus) born - Anatomist
1697 James Douglas (Earl of Drumlanrig) born - Infamous cannibal
1697 John Hay (2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Tweeddale) died - Statesman and politician
1697 Melville House (Fife) Built
1697 Old Surgeons' Hall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1697 Yester House (East Lothian) Built
1698 Charles Douglas (3rd Duke of Queensberry; 2nd Duke of Dover) born - Noble
1698 Colin Maclaurin born - Mathematician
1698 Elspeth McEwan died - Last witch to be executed in Scotland
1698 John Gow born - Mutineer and pirate
1698 Darien Scheme
1699 Alexander Ross born - Poet
1699 Charles Lyon (4th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne) born - Noble
1699 Hopetoun House (West Lothian) Built
1699 James Wemyss (5th Earl of Wemyss) born - Noble
1699 Robert Blair born - Poet and clergyman
1699 Salutation Hotel (Perth and Kinross) Built
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