1873 in Scotland
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1873 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1872–73 • 1873–74
Events from the year 1873 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff
- March – Robert Fleming & Co. founded by Robert Fleming in Dundee as a series of investment trusts including the Scottish American Investment Company (co-founded with William Menzies)
- 3 March – the Scottish Rugby Union is formed as the Scottish Football Union
- 13 March – the Scottish Football Association is formed, the world's second national football association
- 15 November – statue to Greyfriars Bobby erected in Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Evening News first published
- Lexicographer James Murray publishes Dialect of the Southern Counties of Scotland
- George and James Weir move their new pump manufacturing and general engineering business, predecessor of the Weir Group, to Glasgow
- 8 April – James Drever, psychologist (died 1950)
- 13 April – James Salmon, architect (died 1924)
- 6 July – George Aitken Clark Hutchison, Scottish Unionist MP for Midlothian and Peebles Northern (1922–23, 1924–28) (died 1928)
- 8 March – Robert William Thomson, engineer, inventor of the bicycle tyre (born 1822)
- 1 May – David Livingstone, pioneer medical missionary (born 1813)
- 2 October – John Cunningham, architect (died 1799)
- 27 October – Janet Hamilton, poet (born 1795)
- Hugh Fraser, retailer (born 1815)
- "The Cup". Scottish FA. Retrieved 2013-06-08.
- "Greyfriars Bobby". Edinburgh Museums & Galleries. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- Weir, William (2008). The Weir Group: the history of a Scottish engineering legend, 1872-2008. London: Profile Books. ISBN 978-1-86197-886-8.