1760 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1760 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1760 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Robert Dundas the younger; then Thomas Miller of Glenlee
- Solicitor General for Scotland – James Montgomery jointly with Francis Garden
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Glendoick until 10 March; then from 30 April Lord Arniston, the younger
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Tinwald
- January – 88th Regiment of Foot (Highland Volunteers) raised at Stirling.
- 26 December – Carron Company produces its first cast iron at Falkirk.
- George Ross acquires Cromarty and begins the process of developing it as a planned town.
- Edinburgh City Chambers is opened as the Royal Exchange, to a design by John Adam.
- Construction of a new Glasgow town hall is completed.
- First wellhouse built at St Bernard's Well, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
- The office of Regius Professor of Practical Astronomy in the University of Glasgow is established, with Alexander Wilson as first holder.
- 29 April? – Adam Gillies, Lord Gillies, judge (died 1842 in Leamington Spa)
- 3 September – James Wilson, weaver and revolutionary (executed 1820)
- 28 September – Gilbert Burns, farmer, brother of Robert Burns (died 1827)
- 27 July? – the Trustees Drawing Academy of Edinburgh, predecessor of Edinburgh College of Art, is established.
- Publication of Fragments of Ancient Poetry collected in the Highlands of Scotland by James Macpherson.
- Approximate date – piper Joseph MacDonald’s Compleat Theory of the Scots Highland Bagpipe is written, the first study of the subject.