1715 in Scotland
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1715 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1715 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George I
- Secretary of State for Scotland: The Duke of Montrose, until August; then The Duke of Roxburghe
- Lord Advocate – Sir David Dalrymple, 1st Baronet
- 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
- 28 August – under the pretext of a stag hunting party (tichel), John Erskine, Earl of Mar, clandestinely returned from exile in France, summons leading Jacobite chiefs and gentlemen to gather at Braemar.
- 6 September – first of the major Jacobite risings in Scotland against the rule of King George I of Great Britain: The Earl of Mar raises the standard of James Edward Stuart at Braemar and marches on Edinburgh.
- 13 November – Battle of Sheriffmuir is fought between Jacobites under the Earl of Mar and the Duke of Argyll's army. Although the action is inconclusive, Argyll halts the Jacobite advance.
- 14 November – Battle of Preston: Government forces defeat a Jacobite incursion at the conclusion of a five-day siege and action, the last battle fought on English soil.
- 15 November – The Glasgow Courant, the first newspaper published in the city, appears.
- 22 December – James Edward Stuart joins Jacobite rebels at Peterhead but fails to rouse his army.
- Horse post introduced between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
- 4 February – John Hamilton, Member of Parliament for Wigtown Burghs and Wigtownshire (died 1796)
- Thomas Braidwood, pioneer in deaf education (died 1806 in London)
- Colen Campbell begins publication of his pattern book Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect.
- Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1817) climaxes around the time of the Jacobite rising of 1715.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
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