1843 in Scotland
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1843 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1843 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Boyle
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Hope
- 18 May – the Disruption of the Church of Scotland takes place.
- 29 June – Robert Napier launches his first iron ship, the paddle steamer Vanguard, from his new yard at Govan on the River Clyde.
- 1 July – Union Bank of Scotland opens in Glasgow.
- 13 August – Sir William Dunbar, priest of St. Paul's Chapel, Aberdeen, is excommunicated from the Scottish Episcopal Church for refusing to administer or receive the sacrament in accordance with the church's ritual.
- Dingwall becomes the county town of Ross and Cromarty.
- The last laird of Raasay, John Macleod, emigrates to Tasmania having sold the Scottish island to George Rainy to help clear his debts.
- The Ordnance Survey commences its first published mapping of Scotland with a survey of Wigtownshire.
- The Glenmorangie distillery is established in Tain by William Matheson.
- Glenburn Hydro is opened in Rothesay, Bute, the first hydropathic establishment in Scotland.
- First paddle steamer on Loch Katrine, Gypsy.
- Marion Kirkland Reid's feminist tract A Plea for Woman is published in Edinburgh.
- 12 June – David Gill, astronomer known for measuring astronomical distances, for astrophotography, and for geodesy (died 1914)
- 5 August – James Scott Skinner, dancing master, fiddler and composer (died 1927)
- 21 August – Thomas Hill Jamieson, librarian (died 1876)
- 25 July – Charles Macintosh, chemist and inventor of waterproof fabrics after whom the Mackintosh raincoat is named (born 1766)
- 5 December – David Hamilton, architect (born 1768)
- Hill & Adamson form Scotland's first photographic studio.
- "Victorian Britain". BBC. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "PS Vanguard". Clydebuilt database. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- Keay, John; Keay, Julia (1994), Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland, London: HarperCollins, p. 797, ISBN 978-0-00-255082-6
- 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.