1727 in Scotland
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1727 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1727 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Duncan Forbes
- Solicitor General for Scotland – 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
- 31 May – the Royal Bank of Scotland is founded by Royal Charter in Edinburgh. Co-founder Lord Ilay is its first governor.
- Board of Trustees for Fisheries, Manufactures and Improvements in Scotland established.
- An old woman known as Janet (Jenny) Horne of Loth, Sutherland, becomes the last alleged witch in the British Isles to be executed when she is burned at the stake in Dornoch. (Some sources give the date as June 1722.)
- Outbreak of smallpox on Hirta.
- The first Palladian villa in Scotland, Mavisbank House, designed by William Adam in collaboration with his client, Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, is completed.
- 7 September – William Smith, Episcopalian priest and theologian, first provost of the University of Pennsylvania, poet and historian (died 1803 in the United States)
- Niel Gow, fiddler (died 1807)
- Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1727". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale.
- Kermack, W. R. (1944). 19 Centuries of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston. p. 75.
- "Dornoch in the 18th century". Historylinks Museum. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- Sheard, K. M. (2011-12-08). Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names: For Pagans, Wiccans, Druids, Heathens, Mages, Shamans & Independent Thinkers of All Sorts Who Are Curious about Names. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-7387-2368-6. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- Neill, W. N. (1923). "The Last Execution for Witchcraft in Scotland, 1722". Scottish Historical Review. 20: 218–21. JSTOR 25519547.
- "National Records of Scotland". www.nrscotland.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2018.