1869 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1869 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1869 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – James Moncreiff until October; then George Young
- Solicitor General for Scotland – George Young; then Andrew Rutherfurd-Clark
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff
- 5 January – Scotland's oldest professional Association football team, Kilmarnock F.C., is founded.
- 13 January – the story magazine The People's Friend is first published in Dundee; it will continue to be published by D. C. Thomson & Co. more than 140 years later.
- 27 March – the Japanese ironclad Ryūjō is launched at Alexander Hall and Company's shipyard in Aberdeen.
- 13 September – the Solway Junction Railway is opened for iron ore traffic, including a 1 mile 8 chain (1.8 km) viaduct across the Solway Firth.
- October – the 'Edinburgh Seven', led by Sophia Jex-Blake, start to attend lectures at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, the first women in the UK to do so (although they will not be allowed to take degrees).
- 22 November – the clipper ship Cutty Sark is launched in Dumbarton, one of the last clippers built and the only one to survive into the 21st century.
- The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer first takes up residence at St. Mary's Monastery, Kinnoull, Perth (built 1866-8), the first Roman Catholic monastery established in Scotland since the Reformation.
- Construction of Inverness Cathedral is finished.
- An Episcopal chapel from St Andrews is moved stone by stone in fishing boats to Buckhaven and re-erected there.
- The Caledonian Brewery is established in Shandon, Edinburgh, by George Lorimer and Robert Clark.
- Thomas McCall of Kilmarnock builds two velocipedes driven by levers to cranks on the rear wheel.
- Glasgow University Rugby Football Club is founded.
- 26 January – George Douglas Brown, novelist (died 1902)
- 14 February – Charles Wilson, physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1959)
- 11 June – Walford Bodie, stage magician (died 1939)
- 11 July – William Jerdan, journalist, (born 1782)
- 20 September – George Patton, Lord Glenalmond, judge (born 1803; suicide)
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- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- "St Mary's Monastery (Kinnoull Monastery)". Gazetteer for Scotland. University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- "History of All Saints' church, St Andrews, From 1824–present". St Andrews: All Saints'. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
- The English Mechanic and World of Science 14 May & 11 June 1869.