1700 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1700 in: England • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1700 in the Kingdom of Scotland.
- Monarch – William II
- Secretary of State – James Ogilvy, 1st Earl of Seafield, jointly with John Carmichael, 1st Earl of Hyndford
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord North Berwick
- Lord Justice General – Lord Lothian
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Pollok
- 5 January – Moffat schoolteacher Robert Carmichael is scourged through the streets of Edinburgh and banished for killing a pupil during punishment for misbehaviour.
- 3 February – "Lesser Great Fire" around Parliament Close, Edinburgh, leaves 400 families homeless.
- 30 March – second Darien expedition abandoned.
- 19 April – Campbeltown is erected a royal burgh.
- Approximate date about which the independent pro-Union group later known as the Squadrone Volante forms around John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale.
- Possible approximate date at which the last wolf in Scotland is shot, north of Brora in Sutherland.
- Scottish American settler Isaac Magoon establishes the town of Scotland, Connecticut.
- April – John Kennedy, 8th Earl of Cassilis (died 1759)
- 27 August – Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore (died 1785)
- 11 September – James Thomson, poet (died 1748)
Full date unknown
- George Bogle of Daldowie, tobacco and sugar merchant and Rector of the University of Glasgow (died 1784)
- Donald Cameron of Lochiel (died 1748)
- George Gilmer, Sr., politician (died 1757)
- March – Andrew Bruce, bishop (year of birth unknown)
- 29 July – Prince William, Duke of Gloucester heir to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland (born 1689)
- 16 November – Jamie Macpherson, outlaw (born 1675)
- An edition of the late 16th-century Scots poet Alexander Montgomerie's The Cherrie and the Slae is printed in Ulster.
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- "Charter of erection". Records of the Parliaments of Scotland. University of St Andrews. 1700. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- According to Scrope's Art of Deerstalking cited in the inscription on a stone at the site. "The demise of Scotland's wolves". BBC. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
- "Welcome to Scotland, CT". www.scotlandct.org. Retrieved 26 June 2017.