1751 in Scotland
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1751 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1751 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – William Grant of Prestongrange
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles, jointly with Alexander Hume
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Arniston the Elder
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Tinwald
- 24 April – John Wesley arrives at Musselburgh, his destination on his first mission to Scotland.
- 21 June – Alexander Geddes from Kinnermony, Banffshire, is executed at Aberdeen for bestiality, becoming the last felon in Scotland to be burnt following execution.
- 1 July – The Cameronians, at this time serving in Ireland, are formally ranked as the 26th Regiment of Foot.
- David Hume settles in Edinburgh and publishes An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.
- In the University of Glasgow:
- John Smith & Son bookshop in Glasgow established, claiming to be the oldest surviving bookseller in the English-speaking world.
- Culter paper mill established.
- First turnpike act for Scotland, for improvement of the road from Edinburgh to South Queensferry.
- Approximate date – bridge built at Bridge of Orchy.
- 23 April – Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, colonial administrator (died 1814 in England)
- 3 or 29 June – William Roxburgh, surgeon and botanist, "father of Indian botany" (died 1815)
- 2 August – William Adam of Blair Adam, judge and politician (died 1839)
- 8 August – William Leslie, British Army officer (killed 1777 at Battle of Princeton)
- 10 December – James Donaldson, printer, newspaper publisher and philanthropist (died 1830)
- Donald Campbell, traveler in India and the Middle East (died 1804 in England)
- Approximate date – Helen Craik, novelist and poet (died 1825 in England)
- 16 February – Charles Maitland, politician (born c. 1704)
- 18 February - Patrick Campbell, politician (born 1684)
- 24 May – William Hamilton, comic poet (born c. 1665)
- 22 August (2 September NS) – Andrew Gordon, Benedictine and inventor (born 1712; died in Saxony)
- September – David Fordyce, philosopher (born 1711; lost at sea)
- Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair publishes his anti-Hanoverian volume of poems Ais-Eiridh na Sean Chánoin Albannaich ("The Resurrection of the Ancient Scottish Language") in Edinburgh, including his satire on the aisling form An Airce ("The Ark").
- Tobias Smollett's novel The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is published.
- Robert Louis Stevenson's book "Kidnapped" is based in 1751.
- Cheetham, Keith (2003). On the Trail of John Wesley. Edinburgh: Luath Press. p. 163. ISBN 9781842820230.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 314–315. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- "JS Group is a forward looking business that can trace its roots back to 1751 when the bookseller John Smith and Son was founded in Glasgow". JS Group. 2014. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
- "Curtis Fine Papers". Business Archives Council Scotland. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
- Chalmers, George (1810). Caledonia. 2. p. 865. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
- "Bridge of Orchy". Canmore. Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 1996. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
- "CAMPBELL, Patrick (1684-1751), of South Hall, Argyll. | History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org. Retrieved 1 July 2017.