1775 in Scotland
List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1775 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1775 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – James Montgomery; then Henry Dundas;
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Henry Dundas; then Alexander Murray
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Arniston, the younger
- Lord Justice General – Duke of Queensberry
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Barskimming
- Colliers and Salters (Scotland) Act 1775 provides for gradual removal of conditions of servitude on coal miners.
- The power of the burgh of Stirling to manage its own affairs is suspended when the Black Bond comes to light.
- Village of Tomintoul laid out by Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon.
- John Howie's Biographia Scoticana is published.
- Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland is published.
- 12 March – Henry Eckford, shipbuilder in New York (died 1832 in Constantinople)
- 30 April – George Kinloch, radical politician (died 1833 in London)
- 8 September – John Leyden, orientalist (died 1811 in Java)
- 26 October – Alexander Thom, military surgeon, judge and politician (died 1858 in Canada)
- 13 November – John Burns, surgeon (drowned 1850)
- 14 December – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, admiral (died 1860 in London)
- 17 June – John Pitcairn, major in the marines (born 1722; killed in Battle of Bunker Hill)
- 18 November – Robert Forbes, Episcopal Bishop of Ross and Caithness (born 1708)
- 28 December – John Campbell, author (born 1708)
- Russell, Albert (2012). "Laws relating to Coalworkers in Scotland - 1775 Act". Hood Family and Coal Mining. Retrieved 2016-01-25.