1771 in Scotland
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1771 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1771 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Arniston, the younger
- Lord Justice General – Duke of Queensberry
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Barskimming
- 17 August – Edinburgh botanist James Robertson makes the first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis.
- 16 November – During the night, Solway Moss, on the Cumberland border, bursts, flooding local farms and settlements.
- 26 November – First section of Monkland Canal opened.
- Encyclopædia Britannica First Edition completes publication in Edinburgh.
- Thomas Pennant's A Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX is published.
- Edinburgh Society of Bowlers codifies the modern rules for bowls.
- 15 August – Walter Scott, poet and novelist (died 1832)
- 11 September – Mungo Park, explorer (drowned under attack 1806 on the Niger)
- 4 November – James Montgomery, poet, hymnist, editor and humanitarian (died 1854 in Sheffield)
- 26 January – Sydney Parkinson, botanical illustrator (born c. 1745; died at sea)
- 14 May – Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin (born 1732)
- 17 September – Tobias Smollett, novelist (born 1721; died in Italy)
- William Lauder, literary forger (born c. 1680; died in Barbados)
- McEwen, Lindsey J.; Withers, Charles W. J. (1989). "Historical records and geomorphological events: the 1771 'eruption' of Solway Moss". Scottish Geographical Magazine. 105 (3): 149–157. doi:10.1080/14702548908554428. Retrieved 2016-01-28.