1863 in Scotland
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1863 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1863 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Colonsay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Glenalmond
- 10 January – steamer Bussorah is lost off Islay with all 33 hands on her maiden voyage.
- 18 September – Willie Park wins his second Open Championship title at Prestwick Golf Club.
- 13 October – the Provostship of Aberdeen is elevated to Lord Provost.
- Overtoun House is completed.
- 2 April – William Adamson, trade unionist and politician, leader of the Labour Party (1917–21) and Secretary of State for Scotland (1924 & 1929–31) (died 1936)
- 3 June – Neil Munro, writer (died 1930)
- 1 September – Violet Jacob, born Violet Kennedy-Erskine, historical novelist and poet (died 1946)
- 13 September – Arthur Henderson, first Labour Party cabinet minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (died 1935 in England)
- 5 December – George Pirie, painter (died 1946)
- Approximate date – Stewart Gray, lawyer, campaigner for social justice and patron of the arts (died 1937 in England)
- Uilleam Mac Dhun Lèibhe (William Livingston)'s Gaelic poem on the Clearances on his native Islay, Fios Thun A' Bhard, is published as a broadsheet in Glasgow.
- George MacDonald's novel David Elginbrod is published.
- Prestwick - 1863 www.theopen.com, accessed 18 June 2013. Archived 2013-06-29.
- The Edinburgh Gazette, Issue No. 7384, p. 1521, 1 December 1863.
- Osborne, Brian; Armstrong, Ronald. "Introduction", Para Handy: The Complete Edition.
- Whyte, Christopher (1991). William Livingston/Uilleam Macdhunleibhe (1808-70): a survey of his poetry and prose. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow. Retrieved 2014-08-18.