1882 in Scotland
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1882 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1881–82 • 1882–83
Events from the year 1882 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff
- 2 March – Roderick Maclean fails in an attempt to assassinate Queen Victoria at Windsor, Berkshire.
- 1 June – Rothesay tramway opened on the Isle of Bute; a salt-water swimming bath is also opened in Rothesay this year.
- June – St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is officially founded with a constitution being adopted at a general meeting in Glasgow.
- July – HM Prison Barlinnie opened in Glasgow.
- 27 November – Inverythan rail accident: a cast iron girder underbridge in Aberdeenshire collapses as a Great North of Scotland Railway train passes over, causing at least 5 deaths.
- 20 December – Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, opened at Garnethiil.
- Battle of the Braes on Skye: Protests by crofting tenants facing eviction. Police from Glasgow and the military are sent to restore order.
- Vat 69 blended whisky first produced by William Sanderson & Son of South Queensferry.
- Founding of Albion Rovers F.C. through the amalgamation of two Coatbridge clubs, Albion and Rovers.
- Lewis Campbell publishes The Life of James Clerk Maxwell, with a Selection from his Correspondence and Occasional Writings and a Sketch of his Contributions to Science, including some of Maxwell's verses.
- Archaeologist Robert Munro publishes Ancient Scottish Lake Dwellings or Crannogs.
- 6 January – Alexander Gray, economist, poet and translator (died 1968)
- 2 February – Joseph Wedderburn, mathematician (died 1948)
- 20 February – Alexander Carrick, sculptor (died 1966)
- 24 April – Hugh Dowding, Air Chief Marshal (died 1970)
- 28 May – Donald McLeod, footballer (killed 1917 in Battle of Passchendaele)
- 16 June – Norah Neilson Gray, portrait painter (died 1931)
- 18 June – Thomas S. Tait, architect (died 1954)
- John Alexander Stewart, orientalist (died 1948)
- 17 January – Sir Daniel Macnee, portrait painter (born 1806)
- 23 January – Robert Christison, toxicologist, physician and president of the British Medical Association (1875) (born 1797)
- 7 March – John Muir, Indologist (born 1810)
- 10 March – Sir Charles Wyville Thomson, marine zoologist (born 1830)
- 11 May – John Brown, physician and writer (born 1810)
- American scholar Francis James Child begins publication of The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, the Child Ballads.
- Gaelic poet William Livingston (Uilleam Macdhunleibhe)'s collected works are published posthumously as Duain agus Orain.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- "Our History". St Andrew's First Aid. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "Clearances – Battle of the Braes". Highland Clearances. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
- "The Battle of the Braes – 1882". Scotland's History. BBC. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
- 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.