1884 in Scotland
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1884 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1883–84 • 1884–85
Events from the year 1884 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff
- 26 January – Scotland beat Ireland 5-0 in the first match of the first British Home Championship in Association football.
- 15 March – Scotland beat England 1-0 in their second match of the British Home Championship.
- 29 March – Scotland beat Wales 4-1 to become winners of the first British Home Championship.
- Summer – Forestry Exhibition in the grounds of Donaldson's Hospital, Edinburgh, during which an electric railway is demonstrated.
- 17 July – Barque Vicksburg of Leith goes aground on Muckle Skerry in the Pentland Skerries with the loss of nine lives; twelve are saved by the island's lighthouse keepers.
- 18 November – Crofters War: Royal Marines and police arrive in naval ships at Uig, Skye, following an unsuccessful attempt to evict tenants engaging in a rent strike against Major William Fraser, owner of the Kilmuir Estate and Uig Tower.
- 1 December – Edinburgh Suburban and Southside Junction Railway opens to passengers.
- Blackford Hill is acquired by the city of Edinburgh.
- Pier terminal opened at Rothesay, Bute.
- Teacher's Highland Cream blended whisky registered.
- 11 February – Joseph Westwood, Labour MP (1922–31 and 1935–48) and Secretary of State for Scotland (1945–1947) (died 1948)
- 24 February – William Theodore Heard, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic church (died 1973 in Rome)
- 28 August – Peter Fraser, Labour prime minister of New Zealand (1940–1949) (died 1950 in New Zealand)
- 26 February – Alexander Wood, physician, inventor of the first true hypodermic syringe (born 1817)
- 30 November – Sir Alexander Grant, 10th Baronet, Principal of the University of Edinburgh (born 1826 in the United States)
- 20 December – William Lindsay Alexander, church leader (born 1808)
- Anthony Inglis, shipbuilder (born 1813)
- Publication of Songs of the North by Harold Boulton and Anne MacLeod including the first known version of "The Skye Boat Song".