1793 in Scotland
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1793 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1793 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Succoth
- Lord Justice General – The Viscount Stormont
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Braxfield
- 2 January – Radical Thomas Muir of Huntershill arrested on a charge of sedition but released on bail.
- 20 July – Stornoway-born explorer Alexander Mackenzie's 1792–1793 Peace River expedition to the Pacific Ocean reaches its goal at Bella Coola, British Columbia, making him the first known person to complete a transcontinental crossing of northern North America.
- 17 August – 79th Regiment of Foot (Cameronian Volunteers) raised at Fort William from members of Clan Cameron by Alan Cameron of Erracht.
- 24 August – Thomas Muir arrested at Portpatrick on his return from France.
- 31 August – Thomas Muir sentenced to penal transportation for 14 years.
- Little Cumbrae Lighthouse built.
- Piershill Barracks in Edinburgh and Queen's Barracks in Perth completed, originally for cavalry regiments.
- 6 March – William Dick, founder of Edinburgh Veterinary College (died 1866)
- 3 April – Alexander Nicoll, Orientalist (died 1828 in Oxford)
- 1 June – Henry Francis Lyte, Anglican divine and hymn-writer (died 1847 in Nice)
- James Browne, man of letters (died 1841)
- 5 January – John Howie, biographer (born 1735)
- 2 February – William Aiton, botanist (born 1731)
- 20 March – William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, judge and politician (born 1705)
- 11 June – William Robertson, historian and Principal of the University of Edinburgh (born 1721)
- 16 October – John Hunter, surgeon (born 1728)
- James Small, inventor (born 1740)
- 27 July – Robert Burns sets out on his first Galloway tour.
- August – Burns writes "Scots Wha Hae".