1802 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1802 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1802 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Succoth
- Lord Justice General – The Duke of Montrose
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Eskgrove
- January – Mitchell's Hospital Old Aberdeen admits its first residents.
- 2 October – first Start Point lighthouse on Sanday, Orkney, completed by Robert Stevenson.
- 10 October – the reforming quarterly The Edinburgh Review is first published by Archibald Constable.
- November – the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow is established as the Glasgow Philosophical Society "for the improvement of the Arts and Sciences".
- The University of Glasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society is established as a student society.
- John Playfair publishes Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth in Edinburgh, popularising James Hutton's theory of geology.
- John Home publishes History of the Rebellion of 1745.
- Malcolm Laing publishes History of Scotland from the Union of the Crowns to the Union of the Kingdoms.
- 1 April – William Sharpey, anatomist and physiologist (died 1880 in London)
- 20 May – David Octavius Hill, painter and pioneer photographer (died 1870)
- 10 July – Robert Chambers, publisher, geologist and writer (died 1871)
- 16 July – Humphrey Crum-Ewing, Liberal politician (died 1887)
- 20 August – Robert Ferguson, Liberal politician (died 1868)
- 24 August (bapt.) – John Macgregor, shipbuilder (died 1858)
- 28 August – Thomas Aird, poet (died 1876)
- 19 September – Henry Dundas Trotter, admiral (died 1859 in London)
- 10 October – Hugh Miller, geologist (suicide 1856)
- Thomas Boyd, banker in New South Wales (died 1860 in Australia)
- 21 January – John Moore, physician and writer (born 1729; died in London)
- 26 February – Alexander Geddes, Roman Catholic theologian and scholar (born 1737; died in London)
- John Mackay, botanist (born 1772)
- Donald MacNicol, clergyman and writer (born 1735)
- 29 January – Greenock Burns Club holds the first Burns dinner, in Alloway.
- Walter Scott's collection of Scottish ballads The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border begins publication anonymously by James Ballantyne in Kelso.
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