1803 in Scotland
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Events from 1803 in Scotland.
- 4 January - William Symington demonstrates his Charlotte Dundas, the "first practical steamboat".
- 27 July - Caledonian Canal authorized by Act of Parliament and construction begins; Thomas Telford also begins work on improving roads in Scotland.
- Kelso Bridge, designed by John Rennie, completed.
- Lismore Seminary is opened by the Catholic Church.
- Most of the 'Luckenbooths' in High Street, Edinburgh are demolished, opening up the prospect of St Giles' Cathedral.
- 3 April - David Bryce, architect (died 1876)
- 16 April - Edward Maitland, Lord Barcaple, judge (died 1870)
- 12 July - Thomas Guthrie, Free Church preacher and philanthropist (died 1873)
- 10 September - Robert Wilson, mechanical engineer, inventor of the screw propeller (died 1882 in England)
- 16 October - James Edward Alexander, soldier, author and traveller (died 1885)
- 25 December - Donald Gregory, antiquarian (died 1836) and his twin brother William Gregory, chemist and psychic investigator (died 1858)
- George Patton, Lord Glenalmond, judge (suicide 1869)
- 2 April - Sir James Montgomery, 1st Baronet, politician and judge (born 1721)
- 6 April - William Hamilton, diplomat (born 1730)
- 3 June - Lord George Murray, Bishop of St David's and developer of the UK's first optical telegraph (born 1761)
- 18 August - James Beattie, poet and philosopher (born 1735)
- Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland, A. D. 1803 written by Dorothy Wordsworth (published 1874)
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