1819 in Scotland
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1819 in: The UK • England • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1819 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – Alexander Maconochie; then Sir William Rae, Bt
- Solicitor General for Scotland – James Wedderburn
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Granton
- Lord Justice General – The Duke of Montrose
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Boyle
- 14 May – the first all iron-hulled vessel, the barge Vulcan, is launched on the Monkland Canal at Faskine, Airdrie for use as a horse-drawn passenger boat between Edinburgh and Glasgow on the Forth and Clyde Canal.
- 13 June – Highland Clearances: Strathnaver clearances begin on the estates of the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, enforced by Patrick Sellar with burning of crofts.
- 17 August–1 October – English poet Robert Southey joins civil engineer Thomas Telford on a tour of his Scottish projects. A replacement Highbridge near Spean Bridge, designed by Telford, is built this year.
- 18 August – Regent Bridge, Edinburgh, opened.
- September – Thomas Chalmers becomes first minister of St John's Parish Church in Glasgow where he puts into practice his model evangelical ideas for alleviating the material and spiritual poverty generated by industrialisation by fostering independence through personal contact, parochial care and the establishment of schools.
- The publisher Collins is founded as a printer of religious literature in Glasgow by William Collins.
- W. & R. Chambers, established by brothers William Chambers of Glenormiston and Robert Chambers in Edinburgh, begin publishing.
- The Ordnance Survey begins mapping in Scotland, in the south west, although this survey will be aborted.
- Brora distillery is established as "Clynelish" by the Marquess of Stafford at Brora.
- First pump room opened at the spa town of Strathpeffer.
- 22 January – Hugh McColl, pioneer of irrigation (died 1885 in Australia)
- 25 January – Gideon Lang, settler (died 1880 in Australia)
- 28 March – William Cross Yuille, settler (died 1894 in Australia)
- 10 April – James Logan, lawyer (died 1869 in Penang)
- 27 April – William Muir, Orientalist and colonial administrator (died 1905)
- 26 May – George Thomson, missionary and botanist (died 1878 in Cameroon)
- 2 July – George Young, Lord Young, judge (died 1907)
- 3 July – William Smith, Roman Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (died 1892)
- 14 July – Benjamin Blyth, civil engineer (died 1866)
- 22 July – John Murdoch, evangelist and educationalist (died 1904 in India)
- 30 July – John Campbell Shairp, man of letters (died 1885)
- 2 August – William Walls, lawyer and industrialist (died 1893)
- 25 August – Allan Pinkerton, private detective (died 1884 in the United States)
- 3 September – Alexander Campbell Fraser, philosopher (died 1914)
- 7 September – Aeneas William Mackintosh, Liberal politician (died 1900)
- 6 November – Charles James Campbell, merchant and politician in Nova Scotia (died 1906 in Canada)
- 13 November – Peter Sinclair, farmer and politician in Prince Edward Island (died 1906 in Canada)
- 28 November – Walter Montgomerie Neilson, steam locomotive manufacturer (died 1889)
- James Cassie, painter (died 1879)
- James Miln, antiquary (died 1881)
- 14 February – William Ogilvie of Pittensear, classicist, numismatist and land reformer (born 1736)
- 12 March – Robert Watt, physician and bibliographer (born 1774)
- 17 June – Robert Dundas of Arniston, judge (born 1758)
- 20 July – John Playfair, natural philosopher (born 1748)
- 25 August – James Watt, inventor (born 1736; died in Birmingham)
- 15 December – Daniel Rutherford, physician, chemist and botanist (born 1749)
- Walter Scott's novels Ivanhoe, The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of Montrose are published anonymously.
- The Harp of Caledonia: a collection of songs, ancient and modern, chiefly Scottish, compiled by John Struthers, is published in Glasgow; and The Harp of Renfrewshire: a collection of songs and other poetical pieces, compiled by William Motherwell, is published in Paisley (where Motherwell is appointed sheriff-clerk depute this year).
- Walker, Fred M. (2010). Ships & Shipbuilders: Pioneers of Design and Construction. Barnsley: Seaforth. p. 65. ISBN 9781848320727. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- "Chronology of Scottish History". A Timeline of Scottish History. Rampant Scotland. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- Prebble, John (1963). The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg.
- Southey, Robert (1929). Journal of a Tour in Scotland in 1819. London: John Murray. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Edinburgh, Waterloo Place, Regent Bridge". Canmore. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. 2007. Retrieved 2014-08-09.
- St John's – Renfield Church. 1969.
- Fleet, Christopher; Withers, Charles W. J. "Ordnance Survey Maps - Six-inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1843-1882: A Scottish paper landscape". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 2014-09-05.