1894 in Scotland
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1894 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1893–94 • 1894–95
Events from the year 1894 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate – John Blair Balfour
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Alexander Asher; then Thomas Shaw
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Robertson
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- 5 July – racing cutter Valkyrie II (1893) collides with Satanita on the Firth of Clyde and sinks, with one fatality.
- 11 July – rebuilt St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh, dedicated.
- July – Marion Gilchrist becomes the first woman to graduate from the University of Glasgow and the first woman to qualify in medicine from a Scottish university.
- 7 August – the West Highland Railway, operated by the North British Railway, is publicly opened to Fort William.
- 25 August – Local Government (Scotland) Act 1894 receives the Royal Assent. Parochial boards replaced by elected parish councils.
- Lady Victoria Colliery comes into production at Newtongrange, Midlothian.
- McVitie's biscuit factory in Edinburgh is burned down but rebuilt.
- Elsie Inglis sets up a medical practice in Edinburgh.
- Alyth golf course laid out by Old Tom Morris.
- Marion Adams-Acton publishes Adventures of a perambulator: true details of a family history
- 26 March – Alexander Thom, aerodynamicist and archaeoastronomer (died 1985)
- 13 May – Joe Corrie, miner, poet and playwright (died 1968)
- 29 June – David Steele, international footballer and manager (died 1964)
- 14 October – Victoria Drummond, marine engineer (died 1978 in England)
- Jimmy MacBeath, folk singer (died 1972)
- R. M. Smyllie, journalist (died 1954 in Ireland)
- 3 September – John Veitch, poet, philosopher and historian (born 1829)
- 3 December – Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer (born 1850; dies on Samoa)
- Ian Maclaren's stories Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush are published.
- Robert Fuller Murray (born 1863 in the United States) dies; Robert F. Murray: His Poems with a Memoir is published posthumously edited by Andrew Lang.
- "The Yacht Valkyrie sunk" (pdf). The New York Times. 1894-07-06. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
- Thomas, John (1965). The West Highland Railway. Dawlish: David & Charles.
- "Robert Louis Stevenson". BBC. Retrieved 2013-05-27.
- Sutherland, John (2007). Bestsellers: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-19-921489-1.