Trisha Shetty (Editor)

1843 in Scotland

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
1843 in Scotland
Centuries:  17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Decades:  1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s

Events from the year 1843 in Scotland.



  • Monarch — Victoria
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — Duncan McNeill
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Adam Anderson
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Boyle
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Hope
  • Events

  • 18 May — The Disruption of the Church of Scotland takes place.
  • 29 June — Robert Napier launches his first iron ship, the paddle steamer Vanguard, from his new yard at Govan on the River Clyde.
  • 1 July — Union Bank of Scotland opens in Glasgow.
  • 13 August — Sir William Dunbar, priest of St. Paul's Chapel, Aberdeen, is excommunicated from the Scottish Episcopal Church for refusing to administer or receive the sacrament in accordance with the church's ritual.
  • Dingwall become the county town of Ross and Cromarty.
  • The last laird of Raasay, John Macleod, emigrates to Tasmania having sold the Scottish island to George Rainy to help clear his debts.
  • The Ordnance Survey commences its first published mapping of Scotland with a survey of Wigtownshire.
  • The Glenmorangie distillery is established in Tain by William Matheson.
  • Glenburn Hydro is opened in Rothesay, Bute, the first hydropathic establishment in Scotland.
  • First paddle steamer on Loch Katrine, Gypsy.
  • Marion Kirkland Reid's feminist tract A Plea for Woman is published in Edinburgh.
  • Births

  • 12 June — David Gill, astronomer known for measuring astronomical distances, for astrophotography, and for geodesy (died 1914)
  • 5 August — James Scott Skinner, dancing master, fiddler and composer (died 1927)
  • 21 August — Thomas Hill Jamieson, librarian (died 1876)
  • Deaths

  • 25 July — Charles Macintosh, chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics after whom the Mackintosh raincoat is named (born 1766)
  • 5 December — David Hamilton, architect (born 1768)
  • The Arts

  • Hill & Adamson form Scotland's first photographic studio.
  • References

    1843 in Scotland Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Soulboy (film)
    Cai Mingjie
    Matt Myers