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1890 in Scotland

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1890 in Scotland
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Decades:  1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s

Events from the year 1890 in Scotland.



  • Monarch — Victoria
  • Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal — The Marquess of Lothian
  • Law officers

  • Lord Advocate — James Robertson
  • Solicitor General for Scotland — Moir Tod Stormonth Darling; then Sir Charles Pearson
  • Judiciary

  • Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General — Lord Glencorse
  • Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Kingsburgh
  • Events

  • 4 March — The Forth Bridge (1,710 ft) is opened to rail traffic.
  • 15 May — New elected county councils in Scotland, created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, take up their powers. The County of Edinburgh formally adopts the title Midlothian; the formerly administratively separate counties of Ross and Cromarty are merged; former enclaves of Moray in Inverness-shire and vice versa are absorbed into the surrounding counties; and the Shetland county council formally adopts the spelling Zetland.
  • Tunnock's bakers established in Uddingston.
  • Construction of the village of Fortingall on Sir Donald Currie's Glenlyon Estate in Perthshire begins to "Arts and Crafts" vernacular designs by James MacLaren (died 20 October).
  • East End Exhibition opens in Glasgow and International Exhibition of Science, Art & Industry staged in Edinburgh.
  • Births

  • 3 January — Willa Muir, born Wilhelmina Johnston Anderson, translator (died 1970)
  • 30 January — Andy Cunningham, international footballer (died 1973)
  • 10 September — Mortimer Wheeler, archaeologist (died 1976 in England)
  • Mary Newbery Sturrock, artist and designer (died 1955)
  • Deaths

  • 3 May — James B. Beck, United States Senator from Kentucky (1877–1890) (born 1822)
  • 2 June — Sir George Burns, shipowner (born 1795)
  • 25 June — Sir James Gowans, architect and building contractor (born 1821)
  • 10 August — William Edward Baxter, businessman, travel writer and Liberal Member of Parliament for Montrose Burghs (1855–1885) (born 1825)
  • 22 November — William Bell Scott, artist and poet (born 1811)
  • The Arts

  • William McGonagall's Poetic Gems published.
  • References

    1890 in Scotland Wikipedia

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