1897 in Scotland
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1897 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1896–97 • 1897–98
Events from the year 1897 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Robertson
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Kingsburgh
- 25 March – formation of the Scottish Trades Union Congress.
- 1 May – all the able-bodied men of Pabbay, Barra Isles, are lost in a storm while out fishing.
- 20 August – Ronald Ross, who is to become the first Scot to win a Nobel prize (in 1902), discovers the malaria Plasmodium in dissecting an Anopheles mosquito, demonstrating the transmission mechanism for the disease.
- 2 November – the Highland Railway's Dingwall and Skye Railway is opened from Stromeferry to a new west coast terminus at Kyle of Lochalsh railway station.
- Congested Districts Board (Scotland) set up by the government to administer grants for the development of agriculture, fishing and cottage industries in Highlands and Islands areas where existing resources are inadequate for support of the population.
- McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh (architect: Robert Rowand Anderson) completed.
- Construction of McCaig's Tower at Oban commences.
- Construction of Kinloch Castle on the isle of Rùm for English playboy George Bullough commences.
- The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews' Rules of Golf Committee is appointed and issues its first rules of golf.
- 9 February – James Stuart, Unionist politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (died 1971)
- 25 March – John Laurie, actor (died 1980)
- 23 May – Jimmie Guthrie, motorcycle racer (died in racing accident 1937 in Germany)
- 6 June – Jane Haining, Church of Scotland missionary (died 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp)
- 17 September – Isaac Wolfson, businessman (died 1991 in Israel)
- 1 November – Naomi Mitchison, novelist (died 1999)
- 25 November – Helen Duncan, née MacFarlane, medium (died 1956)
- 11 March – Henry Drummond, evangelist (born 1851)
- 24 October – William Gardner, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1821)
- 100 years of the Scottish TUC www.newworker.org, accessed 26 May 2013.
- "Ross and the Discovery that Mosquitoes Transmit Malaria Parasites". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-14.