1858 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1858 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1858 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – James Moncreiff until March; then John Inglis until July; then Charles Baillie
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Edward Maitland; then Charles Baillie; then David Mure
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Colonsay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Glencorse, then Lord Glenalmond
- 1 January – the permanent North Unst Lighthouse on Muckle Flugga (Shetland), designed by brothers Thomas and David Stevenson, is first illuminated.
- 16 April – the Wernerian Natural History Society of Edinburgh is wound up.
- 31 August – Bressay Lighthouse in Shetland is first illuminated.
- 26 October – launch of Fraserburgh life-boat, the first in Scotland under the auspices of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
- Completion of Hamilton Mausoleum.
- Temperate Palm House at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh built.
- The West of Scotland Grand National, predecessor of the Scottish Grand National, is first run, at a course near Houston, Renfrewshire.
- 14 March – George Henry, painter (died 1943)
- 10 April – Arthur Melville, painter of Oriental subjects (died 1904)
- 7 December – Ned Haig, butcher and rugby union player notable for founding the sport of rugby sevens (died 1939)
- 19 February – Alexander Black, architect (born c.1790)
- 24 February – Thomas Hamilton, architect (born 1784)
- 10 June – Robert Brown, botanist and palaeobotanist (born 1773)
- 20 June – James Jardine, hydraulic engineer (born 1776)
- 16 September – John Macgregor, shipbuilder (born 1802)
- 24 March – the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound in Edinburgh opens.
- August – German writer Theodor Fontane tours Scotland.
- E. B. Ramsay's Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character is published.
- "Scottish Grand National Facts". Ayr Racecourse. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
- History of the National Galleries of Scotland 1850-1900 www.nationalgalleries.org, accessed 23 June 2013. Archived 2013-06-29.
- Jenseit des Tweed, Bilder und Briefe aus Schottland (1860).