1743 in Scotland
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1743 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1743 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Culloden
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Milton
- 17 May – approximately 100 men of the 43rd Highland Regiment of Foot (the 'Black Watch') desert while on the march to London; the ringleaders are executed on 18 July in the Tower of London.
- 27 June (16 June O.S.) – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen in Bavaria – British forces, including the Royal Scots Greys, the Scots Guards and the Royal Scots Fusiliers, in alliance with those of Hanover and Hesse, defeat the French; King George II of Great Britain (and Elector of Brunswick) leads his own troops, the last reigning British monarch to participate in a battle.
- 4 October – Archibald Campbell, Earl of Ilay succeeds his brother as 3rd Duke of Argyll.
- Robert Foulis becomes printer to the University of Glasgow.
- Probable date – the last wolf in Scotland is shot, in Killiecrankie.
- 18 June – Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, born Marquess of Huntly, clan chief (died 1827 in England)
- William Saunders, physician, first President of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London (died 1817 in England)
- 6 May – Andrew Michael Ramsay, Catholic Jacobite scholar (born 1686; died in France)
- 4 October – John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, soldier (born 1678 in England; died in England)
- "The Wolf in Scotland". ElectricScotland. Retrieved 2010-07-16.