1725 in Scotland
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1725 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1725 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George I
- Secretary of State for Scotland: The Duke of Roxburghe, until August; office vacant thereafter
- Lord Advocate – Robert Dundas,then Duncan Forbes
- Solicitor General for Scotland – John Sinclair, jointly with Charles Binning; then John Sinclair, jointly with Charles Erskine
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord North Berwick
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Grange
- 12 May – the Black Watch is raised as a military company as part of the pacification of the Highlands under General George Wade.
- 22 June – malt riots in Glasgow against higher taxes on Scottish malt used in the production of distilled beverages. Wade's troops enter the city.
- August – John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburghe, resigns as Secretary of State for Scotland; the post remains vacant until 1742.
- A second Disarming Act is passed as part of the pacification of the Highlands.
- One of the earliest examples of a steam pump in Scotland is installed for draining coal mines at Edmonstone in Midlothian.
- Barony of Calton, including Calton Hill, purchased by the city of Edinburgh.
- James Anderson of Stobcross House feues out land near Glasgow for weavers cottages; the area is named Anderson Town in his honour, later becoming Anderston.
- 6 March – Henry Benedict Stuart, cardinal and Jacobite claimant to the British throne (born, and died 1807, in Italy)
- 17 March – Lachlan McIntosh, military and political leader in America (died 1806 in the United States)
- 10 November – John Hope, physician and botanist (died 1786)
- 8 October – Sir William Scott of Thirlestane, lawyer and neo-Latin poet (born 1645)
- Alexander Nisbet, heraldist (born 1657)
- Poet James Thomson moves to London.
- Allan Ramsay publishes The Gentle Shepherd: A Scots pastoral comedy.
- William Thomson compiles Orpheus Caledonius: or a Collection of the Best Scotch Songs.
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- "Chronology of Scottish History". A Timeline of Scottish History. Rampant Scotland. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
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- Hutton, Guthrie (2007). Old Anderston and Finnieston. Catrine, Ayrshire: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 9781840333930.