1737 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1737 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1737 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Duncan Forbes, then Charles Erskine
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Charles Erskine, then William Grant of Prestongrange
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord North Berwick until 20 June; then Lord Culloden
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Milton
- The Lord Provost of Edinburgh is debarred from office following the previous year's Porteous Riots.
- Aberdeen Royal Infirmary founded as Woolmanhill Hospital.
- Royal Society of Edinburgh formed as the Edinburgh Society for Improving Arts and Sciences and particularly Natural Knowledge.
- Kilmichael Bridge in Argyll built.
- Construction of a new Glasgow town hall begins.
- Andrew Rodger, a farmer on the estate of Cavers, south Roxburghshire, develops a winnowing machine for corn, called a 'fanner'.
- 25 March (bapt.) – William Forsyth, horticulturist (died 1804 in London)
- 17 July – John Bowes, 9th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, born John Lyon (died 1776 at sea)
- 29 August – John Hunter, Royal Navy officer and governor of New South Wales (died 1821 in London)
- 14 September – Alexander Geddes, Catholic theologian and scholar (died 1802 in London)
- James Clark, physician and plantation owner in Dominica (died 1819 in London)
- John Donaldson, miniature painter (died 1801 in London)
- 29 January – George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, soldier (born 1666; died in London)
- 1 February – Hew Dalrymple, Lord North Berwick, judge and politician (born 1652)
- Allan Ramsay co-writes and edits the last volume of The Tea-Table Miscellany, a collection of Scots songs.
- "Bridgend, Kilmichael Bridge". Canmore. Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 2010. Retrieved 2016-02-21.