1815 in Scotland
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1815 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1815 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Granton
- Lord Justice General – The Duke of Montrose
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Boyle
- February/March – foundation stone of Montrose Academy laid.
- 18 June – Battle of Waterloo: Ensign Charles Ewart of the Royal Scots Greys captures the French Imperial Eagle standard.
- 1 July – Union Bank of Scotland opens.
- 19 September – foundation stones for Regent Bridge and Calton Jail in Edinburgh laid.
- Hackness Martello towers in Orkney built.
- The Nelson Monument, Edinburgh, on Calton Hill, is dedicated.
- Dunans and Ferness Bridges and Avoch harbour are completed to the designs of Thomas Telford.
- Glenfinnan Monument erected to mark the landing of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" at the start of the Jacobite rising of 1745 to the design of James Gillespie Graham.
- Armadale Castle on Skye is built in the style of Scottish Baronial architecture to the design of James Gillespie Graham.
- A Jury Court as a division of the Court of Session is introduced.
- Regius Professorships at the University of Glasgow in Midwifery and Surgery are established by King George III.
- The Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society opens to business as Scotland's first mutual life insurance office.
- On Islay, Ardbeg distillery begins commercial production and Laphroaig distillery is established by Donald and Alexander Johnston.
- The Clyde Shipping Company is set up by John Henderson, William Croil and Donald McPhee to provide services by paddle steamer.
- Pringle of Scotland, knitwear manufacturer, is established by Robert Pringle in the Borders.
- John Fletcher Macfarlan takes over the family apothecary business in Edinburgh, the predecessor of MacFarlan Smith, and begins to manufacture laudanum.
- 11 January
- 22 January – William Brodie, sculptor (died 1881)
- 25 March – George Thomson, shipbuilder (died 1866)
- 1 April – William Chalmers Burns, evangelical missionary to China (died 1868)
- 19 May
- 11 June – W McEwan, cricketer (died 1862 in Australia)
- 12 June – James Valentine, photographer (died 1879)
- 29 August – James Fenton, railway engineer (died 1863)
- 20 December – James Legge, Congregationalist missionary to China (died 1897 in Oxford)
- Thomas Stuart Smith, painter and benefactor (died 1869 in Avignon)
- 14 January – William Creech, publisher and Lord Provost of Edinburgh (born 1745)
- 4 February – John Ferriar, physician and writer (born 1761)
- 9 February – Claudius Buchanan, theologian, Church of England missionary to India (born 1766)
- 23 February – William Duff, Presbyterian minister and writer on psychology (born 1732)
- 10 April – William Roxburgh, Scottish surgeon and botanist (born 1751)
- 26 August – John Spalding, politician (born 1763)
- 8 September – Andrew Graham, naturalist
- 28 September – Gilbert Gerard, theological writer (born 1760)
- 9 December – Patrick Miller of Dalswinton, banker and steamboat promoter (born 1730)
- Thomas Keith, soldier (born c.1793)
- Christian Isobel Johnstone's novel Clan-Albin: A National Tale is published.
- Walter Scott's narrative poem The Lord of the Isles and anonymous novel Guy Mannering are published.
- 6-year-old Edgar Allan Poe attends school in Irvine, North Ayrshire.
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- Cormack, Alexander Allan (1966). Susan Carnegie, 1744-1821: her life of service. Aberdeen University Press. p. 300.
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