1757 in Scotland
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1757 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1757 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Robert Dundas the younger
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Andrew Pringle of Alemore
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Glendoick
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Tinwald
- 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders) raised as the First Highland Battalion by Maj. Archibald Montgomerie
- 78th Fraser Highlanders raised as the Second Highland Battalion.
- Macfarlane Observatory established at the University of Glasgow; its instruments are set up by James Watt in his new capacity as the university's instrument maker.
- Physician Francis Home publishes The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation, an early presentation of the chemical principles underlying plant nutrition, in Edinburgh.
- Final rebuilding of Douglas Castle begins.
- Ossian's Hall of Mirrors, a folly at Dunkeld, is built.
- First lighthouse on Little Cumbrae is built.
- Main defences of Fort George completed.
- Robert Adam surveys the ruins of Diocletian's Palace at Spalato in Dalmatia.
- 27 February
- 4 March – George Thomson, musician and collector of traditional music (died 1851)
- April – John Clerk, Lord Eldin, judge (died 1832)
- 9 August – Thomas Telford, civil engineer (died 1834 in London)
- 20 October – Robert Kerr, surgeon and writer (died 1813)
- 13 November – Archibald Alison, Episcopal clergyman and essayist (died 1839)
- 6 December – Sir David Baird, 1st Baronet, general (died 1829)
- James Bonar, lawyer and astronomer (died 1821)
- Robert Brown, agriculturalist (died 1831)
- Andrew Mitchell, admiral (died 1806 in Bermuda)
- 19 January – Thomas Ruddiman, classical scholar, librarian and printer (born 1664)
- 20 January – Robert Keith, Episcopal bishop and historian (born 1681)
- 8 March – Thomas Blackwell, classical scholar (born 1701)
- William Burness builds Burns Cottage in Alloway; his son, the national poet Robert Burns, will be born here in January 1759.
- "Little Cumbrae". Secret Scotland. Retrieved 2016-02-20.