1885 in Scotland
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|1885 in Scotland|
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Events from 1885 in Scotland
- 1 June - The Glasgow and South Western Railway's Largs Branch is completed throughout to Largs.
- 1 July - The Glasgow and South Western Railway's Paisley Canal Line is opened on the course of the abandoned Glasgow, Paisley and Johnstone Canal.
- 6 August - The Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Joint Railway is officially formed, in the joint ownership of the Caledonian, Glasgow and South Western, London and North Western and Midland Railways.
- 17 August - The post of Secretary for Scotland is revived to be in charge of the Scottish Office, Charles Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, being the first appointee.
- 1 October - The Alloa Railway's Alloa swing bridge over the River Forth is opened.
- 24 November–18 December - United Kingdom general election, 1885: five MPs from or allied with the Crofters Party are elected.
- Highland cattle herd book first published.
- General Accident and Employers' Liability Assurance Association Ltd., a predecessor of CGU plc, established in Perth.
- Ailsa Shipbuilding Company established at Troon.
- North British Distillery established in Edinburgh.
- Scapa distillery established on Mainland, Orkney.
- Scottish Catholic Observer first published.
- The Shetland News first published.
- 21 January - Duncan Grant, painter (died 1978 in England)
- 16 February - Will Fyffe, music hall entertainer (died 1947)
- 29 April - Andrew Young, poet and clergyman (died 1971 in England)
- 22 June - James Maxton, socialist and leader of the Independent Labour Party (died 1946)
- F. Marian McNeill, folklorist (died 1973)
- Winifred Rushforth, née Bartholomew, psychoanalyst (died 1983)
- 2 April - James Edward Alexander, soldier, traveller and author (born 1803)
- 16 July – William Graham, wine merchant, art patron and Liberal politician (born 1817)
- "Glasgow Boys" first exhibit collectively, at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.
- Aberdeen Art Gallery opens.
- 1884–85 and 1885–86 Scottish Cups (Association football)
- 1884–85 and 1885–86 British Home Championships (Association football)
- 1885 Open Championship (golf) on the Old Course at St Andrews
- 1885 Home Nations Championship (rugby union)
- May - Clydesdale Harriers established in Glasgow as Scotland's first open amateur athletics club.
- 12 September - Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord is the world's highest scoring professional Association football match until 2002.
- Caledonian F.C., Inverness
- Clachnacuddin F.C., Inverness
- Clackmannan F.C.
- Cronberry Eglinton F.C.
- Dundee Wanderers F.C.
- Dunfermline Athletic F.C.
- Forfar Athletic F.C.
- Glenurquhart Shinty Club
- Inverness Thistle F.C.
- Lanemark F.C., New Cumnock
- Lesmahagow F.C.
- Orion F.C., Aberdeen
- St. Johnstone F.C., Perth (officially formed 24 February, though its origins and founding date is 1884)
- Wishaw F.C.
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- "The Highland Breed". Stirling: Highland Cattle Society. Retrieved 2014-11-19. Highland Cattle Society established 1884.
- "History". Perth: St Johnstone FC. Retrieved 2013-06-02.