1714 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1714 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1714 in Scotland.
- Monarch – Anne, to 1 August 1714; then George I
- Secretary of State for Scotland: The Earl of Mar to 24 September; then The Duke of Montrose
- Lord Advocate – Thomas Kennedy of Dunure
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Sir James Stewart, Bt jointly with John Carnegie of Boyseck
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord North Berwick
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Grange
- July – first Catholic seminary in Britain opens at Eilean Bàn on Loch Morar.
- Commissioners of Police for Scotland appointed.
- The first Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, William Forbes, is appointed.
- Kirkcaldy Brick and Tile Works established on the Links.
- 14 April – Adam Gib, religious leader (died 1788)
- 6 September – Robert Whytt, physician (died 1766)
- 25 October (bapt.) – James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, judge and comparative linguist (died 1799)
- 4 November – John Boyle, 3rd Earl of Glasgow (died 1775)
- Rob Donn, Gaelic poet (died 1778)
- Alexander Garden, politician (died 1785)
- Alexander Wilson, surgeon, type founder, astronomer, meteorologist and mathematician (died 1786)
- 1 August – Anne, Queen of Great Britain, last Stuart monarch (born 1665 in England)
- 17 August – George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromartie, Secretary of State for Scotland (born 1630)
- Robert Ferguson, presbyterian minister and political conspirator (born c. 1637)
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