1888 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1888 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1887–88 • 1888–89
Events from the year 1888 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – John Macdonald until October; then James Robertson
- Solicitor General for Scotland – James Robertson; then Moir Tod Stormonth Darling
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff, then Lord Kingsburgh
- 9 January – Crofters War: Aignish riot – Dispossessed crofters on Lewis face armed troops.
- 15 March – transatlantic liner SS City of New York is launched at John Brown & Company's shipyard at Clydebank.
- May–November – International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.
- July–August – first "Race to the North": Operators of the West and East Coast Main Line railways accelerate their services between London and Edinburgh.
- 28 May – Celtic Football Club play their first official match, beating Rangers 5–2 in Glasgow.
- 25 August – first Scottish Labour Party founded.
- 15 October – Dundee Institute of Technology, predecessor of Abertay University, opens.
- Lancashire textile machinery manufacturer John Bullough purchases the isle of Rùm.
- Stock exchange opened at Greenock.
- Completion of first stage of Royal Museum in Edinburgh.
- Opening of Carstairs House Tramway, a private railway powered by hydroelectricity and the first electric railway in Scotland.
- First International Forestry Exhibition opens in Edinburgh.
- 3 January – James Bridie (O. H. Mavor), playwright (died 1951)
- 13 February – Andrew Dewar Gibb, lawyer and Scottish National Party politician (died 1974)
- 8 March – John Nicholson, footballer (died 1970 in England)
- 19 April – Walter Elliot, Unionist politician (died 1958)
- 6 June – Scottie Wilson, né Louis Freeman, artist (died 1972 in England)
- 7 July – Edith Hughes, née Burnet, architect (died 1971)
- 14 August – John Logie Baird, engineer and inventor (died 1946)
- 5 September – Jack Miles, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Australia (died 1969 in Australia)
- 7 October – Cecil Coles, composer (killed in action 1918)
- Approximate date – Alexander MacRae, clothing manufacturer (died 1938 in Australia)
- 10 January – James Campbell Walker, Scottish architect (born 1821)
- May – James Salmon, architect (born 1805)
- 30 May – William Hay, architect (born 1818)
- 4 August – Lord Douglas Gordon, Liberal MP (born 1851)
- J. M. Barrie's Auld Licht Idylls is published.
- "Land Struggle 2: Aignish". The Croft. 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
- Kinghorn, Jonathon (1988). Glasgow's International Exhibition, 1888. Glasgow Museums & Art Galleries. ISBN 978-0-902752-36-8.
- Kermack, W. R. (1944). 19 Centuries of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston. p. 90.
- Pelle, Kimberley D. "Appendix D: Fairs Not Included". In Findling, John E. Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 424–427. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9.
- "John Logie Baird (1888–1946)". BBC. Retrieved 2013-06-02.