1746 in Scotland
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1746 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1746 in Scotland.
- Monarch – George II
- Secretary of State for Scotland: The Marquess of Tweeddale, until 3 January; then vacant until 1885
- Lord Advocate – Robert Craigie; then William Grant of Prestongrange
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Robert Dundas, the younger; then Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles, jointly with Alexander Hume
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Culloden
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Milton
- 8 January – Jacobite rising of 1745: Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") with his Jacobite forces occupies Stirling.
- 17 January – Battle of Falkirk Muir: British Government troops are defeated by Jacobite forces.
- 16 April – the Battle of Culloden, the final pitched battle fought on British soil, brings an end to the Jacobite rising of 1745.
- 27 June – Charles Edward Stuart flees to the Isle of Skye from Benbecula disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid.
- 1 August – Dress Act 1746 proscribes wearing of the tartan.
- 18 August – two rebel Scottish lords, the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerinoch, are beheaded in the Tower of London.
- 20 September – Charles Edward Stuart escapes to France.
- October – foundation stone of new Inveraray Castle laid.
- British Linen Bank chartered as the British Linen Company.
- 27 March – Michael Bruce, poet and hymnist (died 1767)
- Approximate date – John Bogle, miniature painter (died 1803)
- 4 February – Robert Blair, "graveyard poet" (born 1699)
- 14 June – Colin Maclaurin, mathematician (born 1698)
- 8 August – Francis Hutcheson, theologian and philosopher (born 1694; died in Dublin)
- 6 December – Lady Grizel Baillie, songwriter (born 1665; died in London)
- Matthew Stewart publishes Some General Theorems of Considerable use in the Higher Parts of Mathematics, including an account of Stewart's theorem on the measurement of the triangle.
- Malcolm, Charles A. (1950). The History of the British Linen Bank.