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1706 in Scotland

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1706 in Scotland
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Events from the year 1706 in the Kingdom of Scotland.



  • Monarch — Anne
  • Secretary of State — Hugh Campbell, 3rd Earl of Loudoun, jointly with John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Sir James Stewart
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — William Carmichael
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session — Lord North Berwick
  • Lord Justice General — Lord Tarbat
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Ormiston
  • Events

  • April — Commissioners assemble in London to agree a Treaty of Union between Scotland and England.
  • 22 July — Treaty of Union agreed in London.
  • c. September — Daniel Defoe is sent to Edinburgh as an English government agent to promote ratification of the Treaty of Union.
  • 3 October — Opening of the Parliament of Scotland which will debate the Union.
  • 19 October — An Edinburgh mob opposed to the Union threatens the Lord Provost.
  • 4 November — The Parliament of Scotland votes in favour of the Union with England Act by 116 votes to 83.
  • 6 November — A Glasgow mob opposed to the Union threatens the Lord Provost.
  • 20 November — A copy of the Treaty of Union is burnt publicly in Dumfries.
  • Lord Archibald Campbell is created 1st Earl of Ilay.
  • Births

  • 1 April — Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck judge (died 1782)
  • date unknown
  • James Abercrombie British Army general (died 1781)
  • Walter Goodall, writer (died 1766)
  • John Maule, Member of the Parliament of Great Britain (died 1781)
  • William Stewart, Member of the Parliament of Great Britain (died 1748)
  • Deaths

  • 25 August — Lord John Hay, soldier (born c. 1668)
  • date unknown — Sir John Hay of Alderston, 1st Baronet
  • The Arts

  • A Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems both ancient and modern, by several hands edited by James Watson begins publication in Edinburgh.
  • References

    1706 in Scotland Wikipedia

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