1779 in Scotland
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1779 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1779 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Arniston, the younger
- Lord Justice General – The Viscount Stormont
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Barskimming
- Bowmore distillery on Islay is established.
- Cotton mill at Rothesay, Bute, is established.
- New bridge over River Deveron between Banff and Macduff, designed by John Smeaton, is completed.
- Bridge of Awe is completed.
- David Hume's Dialogues concerning Natural Religion are published posthumously and anonymously.
- 1 May – Alexander Morison, physician and psychiatrist (died 1866)
- 2 May – John Galt, novelist and entrepreneur (died 1839)
- 26 October – Henry Cockburn, judge and man of letters (died 1854)
- 20 December – Alexander Walker, physiologist (died 1852)
- 22 December – Ralph Wardlaw, Presbyterian clergyman (died 1853)
- James Barr, composer (died 1860)
- James Marr Brydone, naval surgeon (died 1866 in England)
- Patrick Campbell, army officer and diplomat (died 1857)
- John Douglas, 7th Marquess of Queensberry, Whig politician (died 1856)
- James Forbes, inspector-general of army hospitals (died 1837 in London)
- James Mudie, settler in Australia (died 1852)
- Hugh Murray, geographer (died 1846 in London)
- 10 March (bur.) – John Rutherford, physician (born 1695)
- John Dalrymple, political writer (born 1734)
- George Richardson's Iconology is published.
- Morrice, Philip (1983). The Schweppes Guide To Scotch. Sherborne, Dorset, England: Alphabooks. pp. 340–342. ISBN 0-906670-29-2.
- "Rothesay cotton mills". Bute Museum. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- "Banff Bridge". Engineering Timelines. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
- Paxton, R.; Shipway, J. (2007). Scotland – Highlands and Islands. Civil Engineering Heritage. London: Thomas Telford. ISBN 9780727734884.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 332–333. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.