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Scottish History Time-line (Early 19th Century; 1800-49)

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

Previous Period
19th C. Baxter Chapel (Shetland) Built
19th C. Blackhouse Village (Western Isles) Built
19th C. Cammo Tower (City of Edinburgh) Built
19th C. Dell Mill (Western Isles) Built
19th C. HM Prison Perth (Dundee City) Built
19th C. Inverie House (Highland) Built
19th C. Kincardine Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
19th C. Kindrogan Field Centre (Perth and Kinross) Built
19th C. Millden Lodge (Angus) Built
19th C. Moirlanich Longhouse (Stirling) Built
19th C. Museum of Education Victorian Classroom (Aberdeen City) Built
19th C. Press Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
19th C. Ross Doocot (West Lothian) Erected
19th C. The Seven Men of Moidart (Highland) Erected
c.1800 Achany House (Highland) Built
c.1800 Kilgraston School (Perth and Kinross) Built
c.1800 Kilmardinny House (East Dunbartonshire) Built
c.1800 Kinrara (Highland) Built
c.1800 Urr Valley Hotel (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1800 Catherine Sinclair born - Novelist and philanthropist
1800 David Don born - Botanist
1800 James Braidwood born - Pioneering fire-fighter
1800 James Hall born - Advocate and amateur artist
1800 Mounthooly Doo'cot (Aberdeenshire) Built
1800 Rossie Castle (Angus) Built
1800 Sir James Clark Ross born - Antarctic explorer
1800 William Chambers born - Publisher and Lord Provost of Edinburgh
1801 Alexander Shanks born - Inventor of the modern lawnmower, who lived in Arbroath
1801 Ardgowan House (Inverclyde) Built
1801 Captain Alexander Rodger born - Sea captain and adventurer
1801 Crinan Canal (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1801 Fox Maule Ramsay (11th Earl of Dalhousie; 2nd Lord Panmure) born - Politician
1801 Gavin Turnbull died - Minor poet
1801 George Rennie born - Artist, politician and governor
1801 George Square (Glasgow City) Constructed
1801 James Leslie born - Harbour engineer
1801 Jane Welsh Carlyle born - Literary figure, whose intelligence, personality and wit made her one of the most fascinating women of her time
1801 Lord Adam Gordon died - General
1801 Robert Dale Owen born - Social reformer and anti-slavery campaigner
1801 Sir Ralph Abercromby died - General
1802 Clementina Walkinshaw died - Jacobite and mistress of the 'Young Pretender'
1802 Darnaway Castle (Moray) Built
1802 David Octavius Hill born - Pioneer of photography
1802 Hugh Miller born - Born in Cromarty, Miller was a stone mason turned geologist, writer, journalist and religious reformer
1802 James Baird born - Foundryman and industrialist
1802 James Thom (The Ayrshire Sculptor) born - Sculptor, who lived in Ayr
1802 John McNabb died - Ship-owner and philanthropist
1802 Powis House (Aberdeen City) Built
1802 Prof. Alexander Hamilton died - Obstetric surgeon and medical lecturer
1802 Robert Chambers born - Publisher, author and natural philosopher
1803 Adam Skirving died - Song writer
1803 David Bryce born - Architect
1803 Glencorse Barracks (Midlothian) Opened
1803 Henry Glassford Bell born - Author and lawyer
1803 Joseph Mitchell born - Civil engineer
1803 Parliament Square (City of Edinburgh) Constructed
1803 Rev. Dr. John Walker died - Naturalist, lecturer and clergyman
1803 Rev. Lord George Murray died - Developed the shutter telegraph
1803 Robert Scott Lauder born - Painter
1803 Samuel Garbett died - Industrialist
1803 Sir Francis Grant born - Painter
1803 Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom (Scottish Borders) Built
1803 Sponish House (Western Isles) Built
1803 Thomas Guthrie born - Social reformer and founder of the Free Church
1804 Admiral Adam Duncan (1st Viscount Camperdown) died - Naval commander
1804 Alexander Handyside Ritchie born - Sculptor
1804 Alexander Keith Johnston born - Cartographer, publisher and geographer
1804 Inchkeith Lighthouse (Fife) Built
1804 James Tytler died - Author, eccentric and radical
1804 Kelso Bridge (Scottish Borders) Opened
1804 Michael Nairn born - Floor-cloth manufacturer
1804 Museums of the Royal College of Surgeons (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1804 Rev. John Wilson born - Missionary, who made significant contributions to the study of Indian languages and literature
1804 Selkirk Library (Scottish Borders) Built
1804 Sir George Deas (Lord George Deas) born - Law Lord
1804 Sir John Steell born - Sculptor
1804 William Forsyth died - Horticulturist
1805 Aberdeenshire Canal (Aberdeen City) Opened
1805 Alexander Carlyle (Jupiter Carlyle) died - Clergyman
1805 David Milne-Home born - Advocate and scientist
1805 David Urquhart born - Diplomat, who brought the 'Turkish Bath' to Britain
1805 Edward Sang born - Mathematician, engineer and actuary
1805 Francis Masson died - Botanist and gardener
1805 General Sir Hector Munro died - Military commander and politician
1805 Horatio McCulloch born - Landscape painter
1805 Hutcheson's Hall (Glasgow City) Built
1805 James Merry born - Industrialist and politician
1805 James Salmon born - Architect
1805 Jean Elliot died - Song writer
1805 John (Johnnie) Walker born - Whisky Blender
1805 John Blackie born - Publisher and politician
1805 John Miller born - Pioneering railway engineer and politician
1805 John Muir Wood born - Musicologist and amateur photographer
1805 Killermont House (East Dunbartonshire) Built
1805 Lady Yester's Kirk (City of Edinburgh) Built
1805 Prof. William Cunningham born - Church leader and Calvinist theologian, noted for his keen intellect and strong principles
1805 Scone Palace (Perth and Kinross) Built
1805 Sir Alexander Burnes born - Explorer
1805 Sir Alexander Matheson of Lochalsh born - Trader
1805 Sir William Pulteney (William Johnstone) died - Wealthy lawyer, politician and landowner
1805 St Michael's Parish Church (East Lothian) Built
1805 The White Church (Perth and Kinross) Built
1805 Thomas Graham born - Chemist
1805 William McCombie born - Cattle breeder
1806 Admiral Sir Andrew Mitchell died - Naval commander
1806 Aikenhead House (Glasgow City) Built
1806 Bank of Scotland Head Office (City of Edinburgh) Built
1806 David Dale died - Mill-owner and philanthropist
1806 Dr. Benjamin Bell died - Surgeon
1806 Eildon Hall (Scottish Borders) Built
1806 General James Grant died - Soldier and colonial governor
1806 James Ballantine (James Ballington) born - Artist, poet and author
1806 John Campbell (5th Duke of Argyll) died - Soldier and politician
1806 John Stuart Mill born - English utilitarian philosopher
1806 Lady Flora Hastings born - Lady Flora was a daughter of Loudoun Castle, near Galston, East Ayrshire
1806 Merchiston Castle School (City of Edinburgh) Built
1806 Mungo Park died - Explorer
1806 Nelson Monument (Glasgow City) Erected
1806 Peter Spence born - Industrial chemist
1806 Rev. Prof. Robert Smith Candlish born - Free Church leader
1806 Rosneath Castle (Argyll and Bute) Built
1806 Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo died - Banker and philanthropist
1806 Taymouth Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1806 Tealing Parish Church (Angus) Built
1806 Trades Hall (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1806 Vincenzo Lunardi died - Ballooning pioneer
1806 Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott (5th Duke of Buccleuch; 7th Duke of Queensberry) born - Noble and land-owner
1806 William David Murray (4th Earl of Mansfield) born - Politician
1807 Alan Stevenson born - Lighthouse Engineer
1807 Alexander D. Robertson born - Artist and art teacher
1807 Charles Black born - Publisher
1807 Dr. Alexander Gray died - Surgeon
1807 Hunterian Museum (Glasgow City) Opened
1807 Louis Agassiz born - Geologist and zoologist
1807 Museum of the Grand Lodge of Scotland (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1807 Neil Gow (Niel Gow) died - Musician and composer
1807 Nelson Monument (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1807 Rose Terrace (Perth and Kinross) Constructed
1807 Rosetta (Scottish Borders) Built
1807 Sir Isaac Holden born - Inventor
1807 The Cross Well (West Lothian) Erected
1807 The Old Academy (Perth and Kinross) Built
1807 Thomas Duncan born - Painter
1808 Admiral Sir James Hope born - Naval commander
1808 Alexander Dalrymple died - Hydrographer
1808 Alexander James Adie born - Railway engineer
1808 Balloch Castle (West Dunbartonshire) Built
1808 David Dale Owen born - A founder of the US Geological Survey
1808 David Rhind born - Architect
1808 Dr. James Anderson died - Inventor, agricultural economist and author
1808 Dr. James Esdaile (James Esdale) born - Early practitioner of hypnosis
1808 Evan MacColl born - Poet and song-writer
1808 Francis Charteris died - Noble
1808 Francis Charteris died - Noble
1808 General Sir James Hope Grant born - Soldier
1808 James Fillans born - Sculptor, painter, poet and stone mason
1808 James Frederick Ferrier born - Philosopher and academic
1808 James Nasmyth born - Engineer and inventor
1808 James Smith born - Builder and architect
1808 John Home died - Soldier, playwright and churchman
1808 John Menzies born - Bookseller and newsagent
1808 John Scott Russell born - Engineer and pioneering naval architect
1808 Rev. Horatius (Horace) Bonar born - Hymn-writer
1808 Rev. James Gall born - Cartographer and clergyman
1808 Robert Dalglish born - Businessman and politician
1808 Sir Peter Coats born - Industrialist
1808 Sir William Ferguson born - Surgeon
1808 Spynie Canal (Moray) Opened
1808 Tongland Bridge (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1808 Warriston Crematorium (City of Edinburgh) Built
1809 Alexander Adam died - Antiquary, author and educator
1809 Crawford Priory (Fife) Built
1809 David Cousin born - Architect
1809 General Sir John Moore died - Soldier
1809 James Cox born - Jute baron
1809 James Duff (2nd Earl of Fife) died - Politician
1809 John Goldie died - Author and philosopher
1809 John Hill Burton born - Historian, writer and lawyer
1809 John Mills born - Astronomer and philanthropist
1809 John Murray (4th Earl of Dunmore) died - Colonial governor
1809 Leith Martello Tower (City of Edinburgh) Built
1809 Montague Stanley born - Minor artist and actor
1809 Old North Ronaldsay Light Beacon (Orkney) Closed
1809 Prof. James David Forbes born - Physicist and traveller
1809 Thomas Coats born - Industrialist
1809 William Ewart Gladstone born - British Prime Minister
1810 Alexander Bain born - Inventor
1810 Charles Wilson born - Architect
1810 Glasgow, Paisley and Johnstone Canal (Glasgow City) Opened
1810 John Inglis (Lord Glencorse) born - Judge
1810 John Muir born - Orientalist
1810 Lady Alicia Scott (Alicia Spottiswoode) born - Composer
1810 Lt-Colonel William Patterson (William Paterson) died - Explorer and Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales
1810 Rev. Andrew Alexander Bonar born - Clergyman and author
1810 Robert Tannahill died - Poet, flautist and song-writer
1810 Sir Hugh Allan born - Ship-owner, who contributed significantly to the commercial development of Canada
1810 St George's Well (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1810 Thomas Bonnar born - Interior designer
1810 William Douglas (4th Duke of Queensberry; 3rd Earl of March) died - Philanderer
1810 William Miller born - The Laureate of the Nursery
1810 World's First Savings Bank Founded
1810 Paisley Canal Disaster
1811 Alexander Murray born - Geologist
1811 Andrew Meikle died - Agricultural Engineer
1811 Archibald Campbell Tait born - Archbishop of Canterbury
1811 Bell Rock Lighthouse (Angus) Built
1811 Henry Dundas (1st Viscount Melville) died - 'The Uncrowned King of Scotland'
1811 James Bruce (8th Earl of Elgin; 12th Earl of Kincardine) born - Statesman
1811 James Eckford Lauder born - Historical and landscape painter
1811 James McCosh born - Philosopher
1811 James Young (Paraffin Young) born - Chemical Engineer
1811 John Fraser died - Plant hunter
1811 John Wood born - Explorer
1811 Kilmarnock and Troon Railway (East Ayrshire) Opened
1811 Laigh Milton Viaduct (South Ayrshire) Opened
1811 Loudoun Castle (East Ayrshire) Built
1811 Oxford Bar (City of Edinburgh) Built
1811 Robert Blair (Lord Avontoun) died - Jurist
1811 Robert Dick born - Self-taught natural historian
1811 Robert Mylne died - Architect
1811 Sir George Gilbert Scott born - English architect
1811 Sir James Young Simpson born - Obstetrician and pioneer in the field of anaesthetics
1811 Stobo Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
c.1812 Fairfield House (Midlothian) Built
1812 Daniel Lizars died - Copper-plate engraver and printer
1812 Drumtochty Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1812 Dundee Harbour (Dundee City) Built
1812 Eyemouth Museum (Scottish Borders) Built
1812 James Andrew Broun Ramsay (Marquis and 10th Earl of Dalhousie) born - Politician and statesman
1812 James Robert Hope-Scott born - Tractarian and barrister
1812 John Broadwood died - Piano manufacturer
1812 John Clerk of Eldin died - Politician, artist and author
1812 Leith Customs House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1812 Nelson Tower (Moray) Built
1812 Rev. Norman MacLeod born - Theologian, prodigious author and social reformer
1812 Robert Stirling Newall born - Engineer, responsible for many of the early undersea telegraph cables
1812 Samuel Smiles born - Author and reformer
1812 Sir William Dunbar born - Railway administrator and politician
1812 South Breakwater (Old) (Aberdeen City) Opened
1812 The Well of the Seven Heads (Highland) Erected
1812 Thomas Alexander born - Military physician
1812 Thomas Meik born - Civil Engineer
1812 World's First Steamship Launched
c.1813 Robert Mackenzie born - Trader
1813 Alexander Murray died - Classical scholar and linguist
1813 Alexander Wilson died - Father of American ornithology
1813 Angus MacKay born - Piper to Queen Victoria
1813 Arbroath Signal Tower Museum (Angus) Built
1813 Auchtergaven Parish Church (Perth and Kinross) Built
1813 Bridge of Cree (Dumfries and Galloway) Opened
1813 Daniel Macmillan born - Publisher
1813 David Livingstone born - Explorer and medical missionary
1813 David Waldie born - Surgeon and medical scientist
1813 Dr. John Rae born - Arctic Explorer
1813 Hackness Battery (Orkney) Opened
1813 James McGill died - Fur trader
1813 Kirkpatrick Macmillan born - Inventor
1813 Patrick Allan-Fraser born - Patron of the arts
1813 Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne born - Evangelical preacher
1813 Robert Fortune born - Botanist and plant-hunter
1813 St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral (City of Edinburgh) Built
c.1814 Add, Loch an (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Breac Buidhe, Loch nam (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Bric, Loch na (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Cam Loch (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Clachaig, Loch (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Daill Loch (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Dubh Loch (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Duin, Lochan (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Faoilinn, Loch na (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Gleann Loch (Argyll and Bute) Opened
c.1814 Thomas Watling died - Artist, illustrator and forger
1814 Andrew Barclay born - Engineer
1814 Barry Mill (Angus) Opened
1814 Daniel Stewart died - Philanthropist
1814 George Don died - Horticulturist and plant collector
1814 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1st Earl of Minto) died - Politician and statesman
1814 Hatton Castle (Aberdeenshire) Built
1814 James Duff (5th Earl of Fife) born - Born in Edinburgh
1814 Jardine Hall (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1814 John Stuart (1st Marquess and 4th Earl of Bute) died - Noble
1814 John T. Rochead born - Architect
1814 Marykirk Bridge (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1814 Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay born - Geologist
1814 Thomas Mackenzie born - Architect
1814 West Register House (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1814 William Gemmell born - Sculptor
1814 William Jessop died - Engineer
c.1815 Blair Castle (Fife) Built
1815 Allan Robertson born - The first great golf professional
1815 Barony Chambers (Glasgow City) Built
1815 Burns' Mausoleum (Dumfries and Galloway) Erected
1815 Craigellachie Bridge (Moray) Opened
1815 Craigend Castle (Stirling) Built
1815 David Stevenson born - Engineer son of Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850), and uncle of author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)
1815 Glenfinnan Monument (Highland) Erected
1815 Hay's Dock (Shetland) Built
1815 James Valentine born - Photographer and publisher
1815 John McDouall Stuart born - Explorer and Surveyor of Australia
1815 Patrick Miller of Dalswinton died - Entrepreneur, banker and early patron of Robert Burns (1759-96)
1815 Robert Burn died - Architect
1815 Sir John Alexander MacDonald born - First Prime Minister of Canada
1815 Thomas Smith died - Engineer
1815 William Brodie born - Sculptor
1815 William McDowall born - Influential Dumfriesian
1815 William Roxburgh died - Botanist, who significantly advanced the study of Indian flora
1816 Adam Ferguson died - Sociologist, philosopher and historian
1816 Arthur Perigal born - Landscape painter
1816 Castle Esplanade (City of Edinburgh) Constructed
1816 Ebenezer Picken died - The Poet of Paisley
1816 Francis Macnab (The Macnab; 16th Chief of the Clan Macnab) died - Clan chief, landowner and eccentric
1816 Great Western Road (Glasgow City) Constructed
1816 James Brunlees born - Civil engineer
1816 Jewish Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1816 Kilwinning Abbey Tower Heritage Centre (North Ayrshire) Built
1816 Lagavulin Distillery (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1816 Musselburgh Racecourse (East Lothian) Opened
1816 Prof. Sir Daniel Wilson born - Archaeologist, antiquarian and academic
1816 Sir Theodore Martin born - Author and biographer
1816 St Andrew's Cathedral (Aberdeen City) Built
1816 The Athenaeum (Stirling) Built
1816 The Mound (Highland) Constructed
1816 Trinity House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1816 William Nelson born - Publisher
1817 Alexander 'Greek' Thomson born - Architect
1817 Alexander Monro (Secundus) died - Anatomist
1817 Alexander Wood born - Physician, who developed the hypodermic syringe
1817 City Halls and Old Fruit Market (Glasgow City) Opened
1817 Corsewall Lighthouse (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1817 Dalmeny House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1817 David Lyall born - Explorer and naturalist
1817 Easter Fearn Bridge (Highland) Opened
1817 Francis Horner died - Politician and economist
1817 Garrion Bridges (North Lanarkshire) Opened
1817 Governor's House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1817 Hugh MacDonald born - Author, poet, naturalist and chartist
1817 James West died - Mathematician and clergyman
1817 John Graham died - Painter
1817 New Calton Burial Ground (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1817 Newbyth House (East Lothian) Built
1817 Robert Mylne born - Architect and surveyor
1817 Samuel Morison Brown born - Chemist and author
1817 Sir John Abercromby died - General
1817 Sir John Fowler born - English Architect and engineer
1817 St Andrew's Cathedral (Glasgow City) Built
1817 Thomas Davidson born - Palaeontologist
1817 Thomas Thomson born - Naturalist, explorer and plant-hunter
c.1818 Cobbinshaw Reservoir (West Lothian) Opened
1818 Admiral Sir George Johnstone Hope died - Naval commander
1818 David MacBrayne born - Ship owner
1818 Dugald MacPhail born - Gaelic songwriter, poet and author
1818 George Brown born - Politician and a founding father of Canada, born and educated in Edinburgh
1818 George Dempster of Dunnichen (Honest George) died - Politician and reformer
1818 Hector MacNeill died - Poet
1818 James Lorimer born - Lawyer and political philosopher
1818 John Cairns born - Clergyman and philosopher
1818 Prof. Alexander Bain born - Thinker, psychologist and educationalist
1818 Robert Thorburn born - Artist
1818 Sir William Stirling Maxwell born - Art connoisseur and collector
1818 St John's Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
1818 Strathallan Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1818 The Drumin Country Museum (Moray) Opened
1818 Thomas Stevenson born - Engineer to the Board of Northern Lighthouses
1819 Allan Pinkerton born - Private detective
1819 Archibald Skirving died - Artist
1819 Cambusnethan Priory (North Lanarkshire) Built
1819 Charles Piazzi Smyth born - Eccentric Astronomer Royal for Scotland who instigated Edinburgh's "One O'Clock Gun"
1819 Dr Gray's Hospital (Moray) Built
1819 Francis Napier (10th Lord Napier; 1st Baron Ettrick) born - Diplomat and colonial administrator
1819 Hugh Montgomerie of Coilsfield (12th Earl of Eglinton) died - Politician and soldier
1819 James Matthews born - Architect
1819 James Sandy died - Inventor of the invisible hinge
1819 James Watt died - Inventor and engineer
1819 John Campbell Shairp born - Poet and literary critic
1819 John Faed born - Painter
1819 John Playfair died - Geologist, physicist and mathematician
1819 Mary Burton born - Social reformer, who was regarded as one of Edinburgh's foremost women of her time
1819 Pressmennan Loch (East Lothian) Opened
1819 Prof. Daniel Rutherford died - Scientist
1819 Queen Victoria born - Longest reigning British monarch and lover of all things Scottish, who presided over the flowering of the British Empire and a time of remarkable industrial progress
1819 Robert Dundas of Arniston (5th Lord Arniston) died - Judge and politician
1819 Sir William Muir born - Indian civil servant and oriental historian
1819 The Mar and Kellie Mausoleum (Clackmannanshire) Erected
1819 Thomas Anderson born - Organic chemist
1820 Abram Lyle born - Sugar refiner
1820 Agnes Broun died - Mother of Robert Burns (1759-96)
1820 Amelia Robertson Paton (Amelia Hill) born - Sculptress and artist
1820 Archibald Campbell-Colquhoun died - Politician and lawyer
1820 Captain James Macrae of Holmains died - Notorious duellist
1820 Charles Mitchell born - Shipbuilder
1820 Charlotte Square (City of Edinburgh) Constructed
1820 Cluny House (Perth and Kinross) Built
1820 Cullen House (Moray) Built
1820 David Kirkaldy born - Experimental engineer
1820 East Preston Street Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1820 James Clerk Maxwell Birthplace (City of Edinburgh) Built
1820 James Thomson Memorial (Scottish Borders) Erected
1820 John Caird born - Theologian and philosopher
1820 Larbert Old Church (Falkirk) Built
1820 Lochend House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1820 Robert Balmanno died - Merchant, farmer and Burgess of Aberdeen
1820 Sir Alexander Mackenzie died - Explorer
1820 Sir Donald Alexander Smith (1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal) born - Businessman and statesman
1820 Sir Thomas Dundas of Kerse (1st Baron Dundas) died - Politician, merchant and naval officer
1820 Thomas Douglas (5th Earl of Selkirk) died - Philanthropist and coloniser
1820 Tulliallan Castle (Fife) Built
1820 Union Suspension Bridge (Scottish Borders) Opened
1820 William John Macquorn Rankine born - Engineer and physicist
1821 Alexander Gardner born - Photographer, noted for his images of the American Civil War
1821 Anne Hunter (Anne Home) died - Minor poet and socialite
1821 Balnakeilly (Perth and Kinross) Built
1821 Blairquhan Castle (South Ayrshire) Built
1821 Castle Toward (Argyll and Bute) Built
1821 Coul House (Highland) Built
1821 Glovers' Hall (Perth and Kinross) Built
1821 Golden Square (Aberdeen City) Constructed
1821 Henry Dunning Macleod born - Economist
1821 James Croll born - Unsung scientist
1821 James Faed born - Engraver
1821 John Ballantyne died - Printer and publisher, born in Kelso
1821 John Francis Campbell (Iain Og Ile) born - Polymath
1821 John Hunter died - Governor of New South Wales (Australia) between 1795 and 1800
1821 John Rennie died - Engineer, born in Phantassie, East Lothian
1821 Prof. James Gregory died - Professor of Medicine
1821 Robert Adamson born - Photographer
1821 Sir James Gowans born - Architect
1821 Sir Joseph Noel Paton born - The "Fairy Painter"
1821 Strichen House (Aberdeenshire) Built
1821 Sumburgh Head Lighthouse (Shetland) Built
1821 Thomas Morris (Old Tom) born - Golfer
1821 Thomas Usher born - Brewer
1821 William (Willie) Dunn (Senior) born - Golfing champion and equipment manufacturer
1822 Alexander Mackenzie born - Canadian Prime Minister
1822 Almond Aqueduct (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1822 Avon Aqueduct (West Lothian) Opened
1822 Bridge of Earn (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1822 Caledonian Canal (Highland) Opened
1822 David Jacks (David Jack) born - Entrepreneur and land speculator who gave his name to 'Monterey Jack' cheese
1822 Francis Cadell born - Explorer
1822 George IV visits Scotland
1822 Iain Dubh MacCrimmon died - The last of the hereditary pipers to MacLeod of Dunvegan
1822 James Dickson died - Plant collector
1822 James Grant born - Novelist and historian
1822 National Monument (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1822 Perth Sheriff Court (Perth and Kinross) Built
1822 Peter Henderson born - Seed merchant and author
1822 Robert William Thomson born - Engineer and Inventor
1822 Samuel Bough born - Influential watercolourist
1822 Sir Henry James Sumner Maine born - Jurist and legal historian
1822 Sir Thomas Bouch born - Engineer
1822 Slateford Aqueduct (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1822 The Linlithgow Canal Centre (West Lothian) Opened
1822 The Music Hall (Aberdeen City) Built
1822 The Signet Library (City of Edinburgh) Built
1822 Thomas Coutts died - Banker
1822 Thomas Nelson born - Publisher
1822 Union Canal (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1823 Admiral George Keith Elphinstone (Admiral Lord Keith; 1st Viscount Keith) died - Naval commander
1823 Andrew Heiton born - Architect
1823 Archibald Hood born - Mining engineer and entrepreneur
1823 Blythswood Square (Glasgow City) Constructed
1823 Burns Monument (South Ayrshire) Erected
1823 Cramond Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1823 Dr. James Crichton died - Physician and philanthropist
1823 General Nisbet Balfour died - Soldier and politician
1823 George Douglas Campbell (8th Duke of Argyll) born - Politician
1823 George Washington Wilson born - Pioneering photographer, noted for his early studies of the Royal family
1823 Jemima Blackburn (Jemima Wedderburn) born - Artist
1823 Matthew Baillie died - Anatomist and physician extraordinary to King George III
1823 Melville Monument (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1823 Moat Brae House (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1823 Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (City of Edinburgh) Established
1823 Sir Charles Tennant born - Industrialist and politician
1823 Sir Henry Raeburn died - Portrait painter
1823 Sir John Hope (4th Earl of Hopetoun) died - Soldier
1823 Tayport West Lighthouse (Fife) Built
1823 The Queen's Hall (City of Edinburgh) Built
1824 Abbotsford House (Scottish Borders) Built
1824 Alexander Campbell died - Composer, musician, poet and author
1824 Alexander Fleming born - Iron-master and philanthropist
1824 Alexander Thompson born - Soldier
1824 Cameronbridge Distillery (Fife) Opened
1824 David Smart born - Architect
1824 Dunninald Castle (Angus) Built
1824 Edinburgh Academy (City of Edinburgh) Built
1824 Ettrick Kirk (Scottish Borders) Built
1824 Glencorse Reservoir (Midlothian) Opened
1824 Great Fire of Edinburgh
1824 Hopetoun Monument (East Lothian) Erected
1824 John Elder born - Marine engineer and ship-builder
1824 John Ritchie Findlay born - Newspaper owner
1824 John Stuart McCaig born - Oban banker, art critic and philosophical essayist
1824 Lachlan Macquarie died - Soldier, civil servant and Father of Australia
1824 Perth Museum and Art Gallery (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1824 Sir James Anderson born - Captain of the Great Eastern
1824 St Magdalene's Distillery (West Lothian) Opened
1824 Thomas McIlwraith born - Canadian businessman and ornithologist
1824 Tibbie Shiels Inn (Scottish Borders) Built
1824 Walter Chalmers Smith born - Poet and Free Church minister, born in Aberdeen
1824 Waterloo Monument (Scottish Borders) Erected
1824 William Thomson (Lord Kelvin of Largs) born - Mathematician and Physicist
1825 Aberfeldy Water Mill (Perth and Kinross) Built
1825 Angus Mor MacAskill (Aonghas Mor MacAsgaill) born - The Cape Breton Giant
1825 Ben Nevis Distillery (Highland) Opened
1825 Catherine Helen Spence born - Australian social reformer
1825 Edradour Distillery (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1825 Elizabeth (Betty) Mouat born - Unintentional traveller
1825 James Guthrie Orchar born - Engineer, industrialist and philanthropist
1825 James Taylor died - Engineer
1825 Sir Donald Currie born - Shipping magnate and politician
1825 Sir George Warrender of Lochend (6th Baronet Lochend) born - Politician and businessman
1825 Sir James Erskine of Torrie died - Soldier, amateur artist and collector
1825 Sir Robert Jardine born - Trader and politician
1825 St Giles Church (Moray) Built
1825 Thomas Edmondston born - Botanist
1825 William Beardmore born - Engineer
1825 William Burns born - Minor poet
1825 William Robertson born - Engineer, industrialist and local politician
1826 Alexander Gordon Laing died - African explorer
1826 Andrew Usher born - Whisky blender
1826 Caol Ila Distillery (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1826 Colonel Sir Michael Robert Shaw Stewart (7th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall) born - Landowner and politician
1826 Dr. John Barclay died - Anatomist
1826 Duntrune House (Angus) Built
1826 Gattonside Suspension Bridge (Scottish Borders) Opened
1826 General John McArthur born - General in the American Civil War
1826 John Brown born - Personal servant of Queen Victoria
1826 John Jeffrey born - Explorer and plant-hunter
1826 John Kay died - Artist and social commentator
1826 Most Rev. William Dalrymple Maclagan born - Archbishop of York
1826 Murdoch (Murdo) Paterson born - Civil engineer
1826 Ramshorn Church (Glasgow City) Built
1826 Robert Rainy born - Clergyman and ecclesiastical statesman
1826 Royal Scottish Academy (City of Edinburgh) Built
1826 Sir Alexander Grant born - Administrator and educationalist
1826 Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn born - Medical and health pioneer
1826 St Kilda Church (Western Isles) Built
1826 Thomas Faed born - Painter, noted for his scenes of domestic life
1826 William Glen died - Minor poet
1827 Alexander Gordon (4th Duke of Gordon) died - Noble and song-writer
1827 Archibald Constable died - Publisher
1827 Argyll Arcade (Glasgow City) Constructed
1827 Buchan Ness Lighthouse (Aberdeenshire) Built
1827 Christian Salvesen born - Ship-owner
1827 Dr. William McEwan born - Brewer and philanthropist
1827 George Fergusson (Lord Hermand) died - Judge
1827 Gilbert Burns died - Younger brother of poet Robert Burns (1759-96)
1827 Greenock Cut (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Greenock No.3 Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Greenock No.4 Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Greenock No.5 Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Greenock No.6 Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Greenock No.8 Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Hugh Baird died - Civil engineer
1827 Hugh Clapperton died - Explorer, born in Annan (Dumfries and Galloway)
1827 James Augustus Grant born - Explorer and soldier
1827 Joseph Lister (1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis) born - Surgeon
1827 New Yetts Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 Robert Pollok died - Poet
1827 Sheriff Alexander Nicholson born - Mountaineer and legal officer
1827 Sir Robert Abercromby died - Soldier
1827 Sir Sandford Fleming born - Canadian railway engineer, born in Kirkcaldy
1827 St Stephen's Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
1827 Stracathro House (Angus) Built
1827 Thom, Loch (Inverclyde) Opened
1827 William Reynolds born - One of the first winners of the Victoria Cross
1828 Alexander Fraser born - Landscape painter
1828 Balfour Stewart born - Physicist and meteorologist
1828 Camperdown House (Dundee City) Built
1828 Cape Wrath Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1828 Captain John Melville Keay born - Record-breaking ships captain
1828 Dr. Andrew Duncan died - Medical reformer
1828 Dugald Stewart died - Philosopher
1828 Dunphail House (Moray) Built
1828 Isabella Elder (Isabella Ure) born - Philanthropist
1828 John Ainslie died - Surveyor and cartographer
1828 John Boyd Watson born - Australian mining tycoon
1828 John McIlwraith born - Manufacturing plumber and ship-owner
1828 Margaret Oliphant (Margaret Wilson) born - Prodigious author
1828 Matthew Forster Heddle born - Mineralogist and chemist
1828 Robert Blair died - Inventor and astronomer
1828 Sir John Usher (Sir John Usher of Norton) born - Whisky blender
1829 Advocate's Library (City of Edinburgh) Built
1829 Alexander Buchan born - Meteorologist
1829 Captain George Moodie born - First Captain of the Cutty Sark
1829 Francis Hamilton Buchanan died - Explorer and naturalist
1829 General Sir David Baird died - Soldier
1829 John Veitch born - Philosopher, poet and historian
1829 New Parliament House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1829 Robert Archibald Smith died - Minor composer and collector of songs
1829 The Blairs Museum (Aberdeenshire) Established
1829 The Facade (Aberdeen City) Erected
1829 Thomas Francis Jamieson born - Geologist
1829 Tyninghame House (East Lothian) Built
1829 William Burke died - Resurrectionist and Murderer
1829 William Quarrier born - Philanthropist and social reformer
c.1830 Easthouse (Shetland) Built
1830 Aberdeen Arts Centre (Aberdeen City) Built
1830 Alexander Brodie born - Sculptor
1830 Burns Monument (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1830 Charles George Hood Kinnear born - Architect and inventor
1830 Ebenezer Bryce born - Mormon convert who gave his name to Bryce Canyon (Utah, USA)
1830 Garden House (Stirling) Built
1830 Henry Bell died - Engineer
1830 Letham Grange (Angus) Built
1830 Mull of Galloway Lighthouse (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1830 Sir Charles Wyville Thomson born - Oceanographer and marine biologist
1830 Sir James Donaldson died - Publisher and philanthropist
1830 Sligachan Hotel (Highland) Built
1830 Talisker Distillery (Highland) Opened
1830 Tarbat Ness Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1830 Tugnet Ice House (Moray) Built
1830 William Paterson Turnbull born - American ornithologist
1830 William Topaz McGonagall born - Poet
c.1831 James Robertson born - Marmalade manufacturer
1831 Appin House (Argyll and Bute) Built
1831 Bridge of Don (Aberdeen City) Opened
1831 Greenlaw Town Hall (Scottish Borders) Built
1831 Innocent Railway Tunnel (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1831 James Clerk Maxwell born - Mathematician and physicist
1831 John M. Honeyman born - Architect
1831 Patrick Nasmyth died - Artist
1831 Peter Guthrie Tait born - Physicist
1831 The Innocent Railway (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1831 Wellington Suspension Bridge (Aberdeen City) Opened
1831 William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott (6th Duke of Buccleuch; 8th Duke of Queensberry) born - Noble and politician
1831 William Ritchie died - Publisher
1831 William Symington died - Engineer
1832 Alexander Nimmo died - Surveyor, engineer and educationalist
1832 Bute County Buildings (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1832 Col. Patrick Stewart born - Engineer
1832 Dean Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1832 Dr. John Kirk born - Explorer and Reformer
1832 Dupplin Castle (Perth and Kinross) Built
1832 Fergusson Gallery (Perth and Kinross) Built
1832 George IV Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1832 James Thomson died - Minor poet
1832 John Muir House (East Lothian) Built
1832 John Paterson died - Architect
1832 New Bridge (Stirling) Opened
1832 Port Ellen Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1832 Reform Act (1832)
1832 Rev. Dr. Andrew Bell died - Educationalist
1832 Robert Jameson born - South African entrepreneur and politician
1832 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (City of Edinburgh) Built
1832 Sir James Hall died - Geologist and politician
1832 Sir John Leslie died - Physicist and inventor
1832 Sir Walter Scott died - Prodigious writer, patriot and enthusiast for all things Scottish
1832 The Conservatory (Midlothian) Built
1832 William Schomberg Robert Kerr (8th Marquess of Lothian) born - Noble
1833 Alexander Baird died - Farmer and entrepreneur
1833 Alexander Henry Rhind born - Egyptologist
1833 Andrew Picken died - Author
1833 Barra Head Lighthouse (Western Isles) Built
1833 Dundee Sheriff Court (Dundee City) Built
1833 George Clark born - Shoe maker
1833 George Granville Leveson-Gower (1st Duke of Sutherland) died - Infamous reformer
1833 George Paul Chalmers (G.P. Chalmers) born - Painter, described as the Angus Rembrandt
1833 Girdle Ness Lighthouse (Aberdeen City) Built
1833 Glengoyne Distillery (Stirling) Opened
1833 James Ballantyne died - Printer and Publisher
1833 James Bell died - Geographer
1833 John Anderson born - Zoologist
1833 Lismore Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1833 Matthew Brisbane died - Antarctic explorer and Falkland Islands settler
1833 Merchiston Castle School (City of Edinburgh) Established
1833 Municipal Reform Act (1833)
1833 Reform Monument (Aberdeenshire) Erected
1833 Reform Tower (Aberdeenshire) Erected
1833 Robert Methven Heron born - Potter
1833 Schomberg Henry Kerr (9th Marquess of Lothian) born - Noble, politician and industrialist
1833 Sir William Macleod Bannatyne (Lord Bannatyne) died - Jurist, judge and author
1833 Sir William Pearce born - English-born ship-builder
1833 The Necropolis (Glasgow City) Opened
1833 Thomas Allan died - Banker, newspaper proprietor and mineralogist
1833 Thomas Moonlight born - Soldier, politician and diplomat
1833 Victoria Dock (Dundee City) Built
1833 William Marshall died - Composer and fiddle-player
1834 David Douglas died - Adventurous botanist
1834 Edward Irving died - Charismatic preacher
1834 Frances MacDonald born - Artist and designer
1834 James Abbott McNeill Whistler born - Artist
1834 James Barbour born - Architect
1834 James Gall born - Publisher and businessman
1834 John Campbell (4th Earl and 1st Marquis of Breadalbane) died - Noble and soldier
1834 Powis Gates (Aberdeen City) Built
1834 Rutherford's (City of Edinburgh) Built
1834 Sir James Hector born - Geologist and naturalist, who came to dominate science in New Zealand
1834 Sir Robert Preston died - Merchant and philanthropist
1834 Sir Robert Rowand Anderson born - Architect
1834 The High School of Dundee (Dundee City) Built
1834 Thomas Pringle died - Minor poet and reformer
1834 Thomas Telford died - Civil engineer
1834 William (Willie) Park (Senior) born - Golfing champion
1834 William Blackwood died - Publisher and bookseller
1834 William Fullerton Elphinstone died - Chairman of the East India Company
c.1835 Kalemouth Suspension Bridge (Scottish Borders) Opened
c.1835 Peter Dodds McCormick born - Composer of the Australian National Anthem and choirmaster
c.1835 Tighnabruaich Pier (Argyll and Bute) Opened
1835 Andrew Carnegie born - Iron and steel magnate and great philanthropist
1835 Edward Caird born - Philosopher
1835 James Hogg (The Ettrick Shepherd) died - Author, songwriter and poet
1835 Madeleine Smith born - Poisoner, who gave rise to a celebrated legal case
1835 Mungo Park born - Golfing champion
1835 Murray's Monument (Dumfries and Galloway) Erected
1835 Rev. William Brown died - Clergyman and author
1835 Sir Archibald Geikie born - Geologist, specialising in volcanic geology and the microscopic examination of rocks
1835 Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster died - Politician, lawyer and agricultural reformer
1835 Sir Thomas McIlwraith born - Politician and financier
1835 The Very Rev. Prof Archibald Hamilton Charteris born - Influential churchman
1835 William McTaggart born - Painter
1835 William Motherwell died - Poet, antiquary and journalist
1836 Andrew Strath born - Golf champion
1836 Colin Macaulay died - Soldier and abolitionist
1836 Ebenezer Scroggie died - Edinburgh merchant who provided Charles Dickens with the inspiration for the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge
1836 George Gordon (5th Duke of Gordon) died - Noble and General, who raised the Gordon Highlanders
1836 Inverness Castle (Highland) Built
1836 James Mill died - Philosopher, historian and economist, who was a founder of University College London
1836 Jessie Seymour Irvine born - Amateur composer, noted for a single tune
1836 John Loudon MacAdam (John Loudon McAdam) died - Surveyor and builder of roads
1836 Marischal College (Aberdeen City) Built
1836 Mauricewood (Midlothian) Built
1836 Rev. Alexander Whyte born - Free Church leader
1836 Rev. Prof. William Angus Knight born - Philosopher, educationalist and churchman
1836 Scolpaig Tower (Western Isles) Built
1836 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman born - Politician and Prime Minister of Britain between 1905 and 1908
1836 Sir Samuel Chisholm born - Reforming politician and Lord Provost of Glasgow
1836 Sir William Fettes died - Merchant and philanthropist
1836 St Leonard's Church (Former) (Perth and Kinross) Built
1836 St Margaret's Parish Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
1836 The Highland Theological College (Highland) Built
1837 Daniel Cottier born - Influential designer
1837 Dr. Joseph Bell born - Surgeon
1837 George Watson died - Portrait painter
1837 Glenfarclas Distillery (Moray) Opened
1837 Glenkinchie Distillery (East Lothian) Opened
1837 Hercules Linton born - The designer of the clipper ship Cutty Sark
1837 Sir James Key Caird born - Jute Baron and philanthropist
1837 St Devenick's Bridge (Aberdeen City) Opened
1837 Stanely Reservoir (Renfrewshire) Opened
1837 Walter Geikie died - Artist
1838 A.K. Bell Library (Perth and Kinross) Built
1838 Alexander Crum Brown born - Organic chemist
1838 Archibald Forbes born - War correspondent and military historian
1838 Charles Tennant died - Industrial chemist
1838 Forbes of Newe Obelisk (Aberdeen City) Erected
1838 Garth House (Perth and Kinross) Built
1838 George Ramsay (9th Earl of Dalhousie) died - Soldier and statesman
1838 Glen Ord Distillery (Highland) Opened
1838 Granton Harbour (City of Edinburgh) Built
1838 John Muir born - Naturalist and conservationist
1838 Rev. John Jamieson died - Lexicographer
1838 Sir Michael Nairn born - Linoleum baron
1838 Thomas Blaikie died - Garden designer, who became known as the Capability Brown of France
1838 Thomas Blake Glover born - Merchant and reformer in Japan
1838 William Dyce Cay (W.D. Cay) born - Harbour engineer
1838 Zachary Macaulay died - Abolitionist
1839 Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland died - Naval commander
1839 Alexander Milne died - Entrepreneur
1839 Biggar Gasworks Museum (South Lanarkshire) Opened
1839 Dr. John Aitken born - Physicist and meteorologist
1839 Duke of Gordon's Monument (Moray) Erected
1839 Elizabeth Leveson-Gower (Countess of Sutherland) died - Countess, artist and reformer
1839 George William Campbell (6th Duke of Argyll) died - Son of John Campbell (1723 - 1806), the 5th Duke
1839 James Geikie born - Geologist
1839 James Maitland (8th Earl of Lauderdale) died - Politician and economist
1839 John Galt died - Novelist
1839 John Pettie born - Painter
1839 Lady Flora Hastings died - Lady Flora was a daughter of Loudoun Castle, near Galston, East Ayrshire
1839 Panmure Testimonial (Angus) Erected
1839 Prof. James Blyth born - Academic and inventor
1839 Prof. James Hamilton died - Obstetrician and medical lecturer
1839 Sir William Arrol born - Engineer and leading railway contractor
1839 William Adam died - Lawyer and politician
1839 William Farquhar died - Founder and first colonial administrator of Singapore
1839 William Murdock died - Engineer and inventor of gas lighting
c.1840 Argaty (Stirling) Built
c.1840 Bonnytoun House (West Lothian) Built
c.1840 Kilpheder Cross (Western Isles) Erected
c.1840 Perth Harbour (Perth and Kinross) Built
c.1840 St Fillan's Mill (Stirling) Built
1840 Alexander Nasmyth died - Painter and architect
1840 Custom House (Glasgow City) Built
1840 Forth and Cart Junction Canal (West Dunbartonshire) Opened
1840 Howwood Railway Station (Renfrewshire) Opened
1840 James Paterson died - Inventor
1840 John Boyd Dunlop born - Inventor, born into a farming family at Dreghorn (North Ayrshire)
1840 John Reid born - Golfing pioneer
1840 Norton House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1840 Paisley Gilmour Street Station (Renfrewshire) Built
1840 Prof. Matthew Charteris born - Academic
1840 Rev. John Thomson died - Minister at Duddingston and artist
1840 Robert Alexander born - Painter
1840 Robert Ferguson of Raith died - Politician and mineral collector
1840 Sir Benjamin Baker born - English Civil engineer
1840 Sir Thomas Clouston born - Medical pioneer
1840 Sophia Jex Blake born - Medical practitioner, reformer and suffragette
1840 Southern Necropolis (Glasgow City) Opened
1840 Thomas Drummond died - Surveyor, inventor and politician
1840 William Maclure died - Father of American geology and educationalist
1841 Agnes Maclehose (Clarinda) died - The Clarinda with whom Robert Burns (1759-96) famously corresponded
1841 Ayton Castle (Scottish Borders) Built
1841 City Halls and Old Fruit Market (Glasgow City) Built
1841 David Don died - Botanist
1841 John B. Howard born - Theatre impresario and actor
1841 Lennox Castle (East Dunbartonshire) Built
1841 Lieutenant-General Sir Ronald Crauford Ferguson died - Soldier, politician and landowner
1841 Paisley St James Station (Renfrewshire) Opened
1841 Richard Henry Brunton born - Civil engineer
1841 Roseburn New Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1841 Seacliffe House (East Lothian) Built
1841 Sir Alexander Burnes died - Explorer
1841 Sir David Wilkie died - Painter
1841 Sir John Murray born - Pioneering Oceanographer
1841 The Corinthian (Glasgow City) Built
1841 Thomas Bruce (7th Earl of Elgin; 11th Earl of Kincardine) died - Diplomat
1842 (William) Hamilton Beattie born - Architect
1842 Abercairny (Perth and Kinross) Built
1842 Almond Valley Viaduct (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1842 Archibald Menzies died - Plant hunter
1842 Avon Viaduct (Falkirk) Opened
1842 Carnoustie Championship Course (Angus) Opened
1842 David Watson Stevenson (D.W. Stevenson) born - Sculptor
1842 Elgin Museum (Moray) Opened
1842 Forglen House (Aberdeenshire) Built
1842 Hamilton Mausoleum (South Lanarkshire) Built
1842 Haymarket Station (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1842 James (Jamie) Anderson born - Golf champion
1842 John Rennie born - Naval architect
1842 Leading Lights (Aberdeen City) Built
1842 Linlithgow Railway Station (West Lothian) Built
1842 Major-General William George Keith Elphinstone died - Unsuccessful military commander
1842 Osgood Mackenzie born - Garden architect
1842 Poldrate Mill (East Lothian) Opened
1842 Queen Street Station (Glasgow City) Opened
1842 Rev. Dr. George Matheson born - Preacher and noted hymn-writer
1842 Robert Haldane died - Evangelist and writer
1842 Rodney Street Tunnel (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1842 Sir Charles Bell died - Anatomist and surgeon
1842 Sir James Dewar born - Inventor and pioneer of cryogenics
1842 Sir James Ivory died - Mathematician
1842 Sir William Rae died - Lord Advocate and politician
1842 Slateford Viaduct (City of Edinburgh) Opened
c.1843 Harlaw House (Aberdeenshire) Built
1843 Charles Baird died - Engineer, who build Russia's first steamship
1843 Charles Macintosh died - Industrial chemist and entrepreneur
1843 Customs House and Harbour Chambers (Dundee City) Built
1843 David Hamilton died - Architect
1843 Dr. Andrew Peebles Aitken born - Agricultural chemist
1843 Dr. Henry Faulds born - Pioneer of finger-print identification
1843 General Sir William Schaw Cathcart (1st Earl of Cathcart) died - Soldier and diplomat
1843 George Abercromby (2nd Lord Abercromby of Aboukir and Tullibody) died - Lawyer and politician
1843 Ghillie Dhu (City of Edinburgh) Built
1843 Guru Nanak Gurdwara Singh Sabha Sikh Temple (City of Edinburgh) Built
1843 James Scott Skinner born - Fiddler and prolific composer of fiddle music, born in Banchory, Aberdeenshire
1843 James Sellars born - Architect
1843 Major General Sir Archibald Campbell died - Heroic soldier and Governor of New Brunswick
1843 Rev. Alexander John Forsyth died - Inventor of the percussion cap
1843 Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne died - Evangelical preacher
1843 Sir David Gill born - Astronomer
1843 Sir James Shaw died - Lord Major of London and real-life Dick Whittington
1843 St Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral Towers (Dumfries and Galloway) Erected
1843 Thomas Graham (1st Baron Lynedoch of Balgowan) died - Military commander and politician
1843 Warriston Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1843 William Jardine died - Trader and entrepreneur
1843 William John Napier (9th Lord Napier) died - Sailor and diplomat
1843 William Wallace died - Mathematician and inventor
1843 The Disruption
1844 (Alexander) Keith Johnston born - Geographer, explorer and publisher
1844 Andrew McIlwraith born - Shipowner and frozen-meat trade pioneer
1844 Basil Hall died - Traveller and author
1844 Cove House (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1844 Duke of Gordon Statue (Aberdeen City) Erected
1844 George Meikle Kemp died - Architect and draughtsman
1844 House of Falkland (Fife) Built
1844 James Allan Bell born - Railway engineer
1844 John Abercrombie died - Physician and medical scientist
1844 Martyrs' Monument (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1844 Montague Stanley died - Minor artist and actor
1844 Prof. Thomas Charles Hope died - Chemist
1844 Royal College of Physicians (City of Edinburgh) Built
1844 Sir Alexander Ogston born - Surgeon and bacteriologist
1844 Sir John Sholto Douglas (8th Marquis of Queensberry; Viscount Drumlanrig) born - Patron of sport and subject of an infamous trial
1844 Sir Patrick Manson born - Medical scientist
1844 Sir Thomas Lauder Brunton born - Clinical pharmacologist
1844 Sir Thomas Muir born - Mathematician
1844 Skerryvore Lighthouse (Argyll and Bute) Built
1844 St George's Church (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1844 Thomas Henderson died - Astronomer
1844 Waverley Bridge (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1844 Wellshill Cemetery (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1844 Whitehill House (Midlothian) Built
c.1845 Crawhin Reservoir (Inverclyde) Opened
c.1845 Kelly Reservoir (North Ayrshire) Opened
c.1845 The Elephant House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1845 Admiral Sir David Milne died - Naval commander
1845 Alexander Shanks died - Inventor of the modern lawnmower, who lived in Arbroath
1845 Dean Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1845 Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow City) Established
1845 James Patrick Robertson (Lord Robertson of Forteviot) born - Jurist and politician
1845 John Douglas Sutherland Campbell (9th Duke of Argyll) born - Politician and statesman
1845 John Knox died - Painter
1845 Mar Hall (Renfrewshire) Built
1845 Princes Square (Glasgow City) Constructed
1845 Robert Fleming born - Investment banker
1845 Royal Lochnagar Distillery (Aberdeenshire) Opened
1845 St Mary's Episcopal Church (Midlothian) Built
1845 Sydney Smith died - Clergyman, writer, wit and co-founder of the Edinburgh Review
1845 The Glasgow Academy (Glasgow City) Established
1845 Thomas Duncan died - Painter
1845 Western Cemetery (Dundee City) Opened
1845 William Graham born - Photographer
1845 William Robertson-Smith born - Scholar of Oriental and Biblical Studies
1846 Alexander Milne Calder born - Sculptor
1846 General Sir George Murray died - Soldier, statesman and politician
1846 Ingliston House (City of Edinburgh) Built
1846 James Logie Robertson (Hugh Haliburton) born - Minor poet
1846 John Baildon died - Iron-founder
1846 John Hays McLaren born - Horticulturist who laid out the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, one of the largest public parks in the world
1846 Leny House (Stirling) Built
1846 Newington Necropolis (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1846 Penmanshiel Tunnel (Scottish Borders) Opened
1846 Prof. Adam Anderson died - Educationalist and pioneering engineer, who modernised the utility infrastructure of Perth
1846 Rev. Dr. Henry Duncan died - Father of the Savings Banks
1846 Rosebank Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1846 Scott Monument (City of Edinburgh) Erected
1846 Sir James Balfour Paul born - Lord Lyon King of Arms
1846 The Bedlam Theatre (City of Edinburgh) Built
1846 Thomas Edmondston died - Botanist
1846 William Guthrie Spence born - Trade union leader
c.1847 Stobsmuir Ponds (Dundee City) Opened
1847 (Alexander) Marshall Mackenzie born - Architect
1847 Alexander Forbes-Leith (Baron Leith of Fyvie) born - Steel magnate
1847 Alexander Graham Bell born - Inventor and entrepreneur
1847 Archibald Philip Primrose (5th Earl of Rosebery) born - Politician and British Prime Minister
1847 Archibald Simpson died - Aberdeen-based architect
1847 David Mushet died - Industrialist and metallurgist
1847 Dr. Thomas Chalmers died - Founder of the Free Church of Scotland
1847 Glenalmond College (Perth and Kinross) Established
1847 Grange Cemetery (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1847 John Campbell Hamilton Gordon (1st Marquis of Aberdeen and Temair) born - Governor-General of Canada and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1847 John Douglas Edward Henry Campbell (7th Duke of Argyll) died - Brother of George William Campbell (1766 - 1839), the 6th Duke and son of John Campbell (1723 - 1806), the 5th Duke
1847 John Patrick Crichton-Stuart (3rd Marquess of Bute) born - Patron of the arts and philanthropist
1847 John Wilson Ewbank died - Painter
1847 Kirkcaldy Railway Station (Fife) Opened
1847 Loch Ryan Lighthouse (Dumfries and Galloway) Built
1847 Rev. Henry Francis Lyte died - One of the great Victorian hymn-writers
1847 Robert Liston died - Surgeon
1847 Robert Thom died - Engineer
1847 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow City) Established
1847 Scotland Street Tunnel (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1847 Sir Robert McAlpine ("Concrete Bob") born - Entrepreneur, known as "Concrete Bob"
1847 Stirling Old Town Jail (Stirling) Built
1847 The Dome (City of Edinburgh) Built
1848 Arthur James Balfour (1st Earl Balfour of Whittingehame) born - Politician
1848 Dee Railway Viaduct (Aberdeen City) Opened
1848 Harlaw Reservoir (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1848 John Crichton-Stuart (2nd Marquess of Bute) died - Entrepreneur
1848 Larbert Junction (Falkirk) Opened
1848 Larbert Station (Falkirk) Opened
1848 Mary Slessor born - An ordinary mill worker who became a notable missionary in West Africa
1848 Moncrieffe Tunnel (Perth and Kinross) Opened
1848 Perth Railway Station (Perth and Kinross) Built
1848 Robert (Bob) Ferguson born - Golf champion
1848 Robert Adamson died - Photographer
1848 Ryat Linn Reservoir (East Renfrewshire) Opened
1848 Sir William MacEwen born - Surgical pioneer
1848 South Leith Parish Church (City of Edinburgh) Built
1848 Stephen Adam born - Stained-glass artist
1848 Threipmuir Reservoir (City of Edinburgh) Opened
1848 Waulkmill Glen Reservoir (East Renfrewshire) Opened
1848 William Henry (Christie) Miller (Christie Miller) died - Eccentric politician
1848 William Thom died - Minor poet
1848 Moray Firth Fishing Disaster
1849 Alexander Murdoch Mackay born - Missionary
1849 Alexander William George Duff (1st Duke of Fife) born - Politician, banker and landowner
1849 Ardnamurchan Lighthouse (Highland) Built
1849 Black Boy Fountain (Stirling) Erected
1849 Charles Lyell died - Botanist and translator of Dante
1849 Great Eastern Hotel (Glasgow City) Built
1849 Joanna Belfrage Picken died - Minor poet
1849 John Barbour born - Draper, who gave his name to the Barbour Jacket
1849 MacFadzean Monument (North Ayrshire) Erected
1849 Melrose Railway Station (Scottish Borders) Built
1849 Prof. George Forbes born - Physicist, astronomer and traveller
1849 Roughrigg Reservoir (North Lanarkshire) Opened
1849 Sir Alexander Baird born - Colonial administrator
1849 St Ninian's Cathedral (Perth and Kinross) Built
1849 Victor Alexander Bruce (9th Earl of Elgin; 13th Earl of Kincardine) born - Statesman and Viceroy of India
1849 William Cunningham born - Economic historian and clergyman
1849 William Grant Stevenson born - Sculptor
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