1895 in Scotland
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1895 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1894–95 • 1895–96
Events from the year 1895 in Scotland.
- Monarch – Victoria
- Secretary for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – Sir George Trevelyan, Bt, to 29 June; then Lord Balfour of Burleigh
- Lord Advocate – John Blair Balfour until July; then Sir Charles Pearson
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Thomas Shaw; then Andrew Murray
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Robertson
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- 11 February – the lowest ever UK temperature of -27.2 °C (measured as -17 °F) is recorded at Braemar in Aberdeenshire. (This UK Weather Record is equalled in 1982 and again in 1995.)
- 11 April – electric light is introduced in Edinburgh.
- 13 April – first cremation in Scotland's first crematorium, at Glasgow’s Western Necropolis.
- July–August – second "Race to the North": Operators of the East and West Coast Main Line railways accelerate their services between London and Aberdeen.
- 28 October
- Percy Pilcher flies in several versions of his hang glider Bat at Cardross, Argyll, the first person to make repeated heavier-than-air flights in the UK.
- Sule Skerry lighthouse completed.
- New Dunoon Pier built.
- New offices for The Glasgow Herald (now The Lighthouse), designed by John Keppie and worked on by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
- New premises for Jenners department store in Princes Street, Edinburgh, completed.
- The North British Aluminium Company builds Britain's first aluminium smelting plant on the shore of Loch Ness at Foyers.
- Paterson's begin baking oatcakes in Rutherglen.
- 9 March – Isobel Baillie, soprano (died 1983)
- 29 March – Anne Redpath, still life painter (died 1965)
- 19 May – Charles Sorley, poet (killed in action 1915)
- 17 June – George MacLeod, soldier and minister of religion (died 1991)
- 25 August – R. D. Low, comics writer and editor (died 1980)
- 3 October – George Henry Tatham Paton, recipient of the Victoria Cross (killed in action 1917)
- 18 June – Lord Colin Campbell, Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1878 to 1885 and probable adulterer (born 1853)
- 22 August – Peter Denny, shipbuilder and owner (born 1821)
- George Thompson, shipowner and politician (born 1804)
- "Braemar poised to break its own record as coldest spot". The Press and Journal. Aberdeen. 2010-01-07.
- "History of Edinburgh". Visions of Scotland. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
- "Our Story". Glasgow Crematorium. The Scottish Cremation Society. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
- Finlay, Ross (1995-10-27). "Scotland's motoring century". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 2014-04-08.
- "Percy Sinclair Pilcher". Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- "Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1867–1899)". Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-17.
- The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Building information (leaflet).
- "Paterson Arran". Retrieved 2016-04-24.