1871 in Scotland
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1871 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: • 1871–72
Events from the year 1871 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff
- 7 March – the first rugby international, played in Edinburgh, results in a 4–1 win by Scotland over England.
- 26 May – Parliament passes the Bank Holidays Act which creates five annual bank holidays in Scotland.
- 1 August – the Arlington Swimming Club, designed by John Burnet, opens in the district of Charing Cross, Glasgow.
- 6 November – the Edinburgh Street Tramways Company begins operating horsecars, the first tram system in Scotland.
- 10 November – missing Scottish explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone is located by journalist Henry Morton Stanley in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika.
- Patent Asbestos Manufacturing Co. established in Glasgow, perhaps the first such plant in the U.K.
- Thomas Lipton opens his first grocery shop, in Glasgow.
- 21 January – Ernest Kitto, cricketer in New Zealand (died 1897 at sea)
- 27 January – Samuel Peploe, painter (died 1935)
- 17 February
- 12 September – John Campbell, international footballer (died 1947)
- Lachlan Grant, physician (died 1945)
- Thomas W. Lamb, theatre architect in the United States (died 1942)
- 5 February – James Munro, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1826)
- 17 March – Robert Chambers, publisher and geologist (born 1802)
- 20 April – Samuel Halkett, librarian (born 1814)
- 6 September – James Burns, shipowner (born 1789)
- 22 October – Roderick Murchison, geologist (born 1792)
- William Alexander's realist novel Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk is published in book form (having been serialised in the Aberdeen Free Press 1869-70).
- William Black's novel A Daughter of Heth is published.
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