1828 in Scotland
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1828 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1828 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord Granton
- Lord Justice General – The Duke of Montrose
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Boyle
- 7 January – Rev. Henry Duncan describes his discovery of the fossil footmarks of quadrupeds (Chelichnus duncani) in Permian red sandstone at Cornockle Muir, near Lochmaben in Dumfriesshire, the first scientific report of a fossil track, in a paper read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- 9 March – an English gang make off with £28,350 after holding up the Glasgow branch of the Greenock Bank.
- April – David Stow opens his Drygate model school in Glasgow.
- 15 June – 28 people are killed when the north gallery of the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy, collapses during a sermon by popular preacher Edward Irving.
- 8 August – the Ballochney Railway (near Airdrie, horse worked) is completed throughout.
- 10 September – first public demonstration of Rev. Patrick Bell's reaping machine on his family's farm.
- 17–24 December – Burke and Hare murders trial in Edinburgh: William Burke is sentenced to hang for his part in the murder of 17 victims (up to 31 October) to provide bodies for dissection by anatomist Robert Knox; his accomplice William Hare is released having turned King's evidence.
- Inhabitants of the island of Muck emigrate to Nova Scotia.
- St Stephen's Church, Edinburgh, is completed to the design of William Henry Playfair.
- Caird & Company established by John Caird in Greenock as marine engineers.
- James Beaumont Neilson patents the hot blast process for ironmaking.
- A steam road coach constructed by James and George Naysmith runs between Leith and Queensferry.
- Glasgow Co-operative Society established.
- 4 April – Mrs. Oliphant, born Margaret Wilson, novelist and historical writer (died 1897 in London)
- 16 August – John Waddell, railway contractor (died 1888)
- 30 September – John Simpson Knox, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (died 1897 in England)
- 5 October – Alexander Gunn, grocery wholesaler (died 1907 in Canada)
- 1 November – Balfour Stewart, physicist (died 1887 in Ireland)
- 13 December – Alexander Shand, 1st Baron Shand, judge (died 1904)
- Alexander Crum, textile printer and Liberal politician (died 1893)
- Robert Doull, merchant and politician (died 1906 in Canada)
- John Small, librarian and scholar (died 1886)
- 29 February – John Ainslie, cartographer (born 1745)
- 11 June – Dugald Stewart, Enlightenment philosopher (born 1753)
- 5 July – Andrew Duncan, physician (born 1744)
- 20 December – Archibald Fletcher, reforming lawyer (born 1746)
- Robert Blair, astronomer (born 1748)
- William Drummond of Logiealmond, diplomat and philosopher (born c.1770)
- The Maitland Club is founded in Glasgow to edit and publish early Scottish texts.
- The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell is published.
- Sir Walter Scott's novel The Fair Maid of Perth (or St. Valentine's Day; Chronicles of the Canongate, 2nd series) is published.
- Duncan, Henry (January 1828). "An Account of the Tracks and Footmarks of Animals found impressed on Sandstone in the Quarry of Cornockle Muir in Dumfriesshire". Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 11 (1): 194–209. Retrieved 2016-04-17. Published 1831.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
- Morse, Elizabeth J. (2004). "Stow, David (1793–1864)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26609. Retrieved 2015-11-07. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Hill, David Octavius; Buchanan, George (1832). Views of the Opening of the Glasgow and Garnkirk Railway. Also an Account of That and Other Railways in Lanarkshire. Edinburgh.
- "The Reverend Patrick Bell". On this day in Scotland. 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Haswell-Smith, Hamish (2008). "Muck". The Scottish Islands (Rev. ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 132. ISBN 9781847672773. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
- "History of Edinburgh". Visions of Scotland. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
- Gale, W.K.V. (1981). Ironmaking. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications. p. 22. ISBN 0-85263-546-X.
- Chamier, George (2009). When it Happened in Scotland. London: Constable. p. 151. ISBN 978-1-84901-006-1.
- History of the Maitland Club. Maitland Club. 80. 1859.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.