1901 in Scotland
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Events from 1901 in Scotland
- 21 March - RRS Discovery is launched in Dundee.
- 1 April - The West Highland Railway's Mallaig Extension Railway, operated by the North British Railway, is opened throughout to Mallaig on the west coast.
- 16 May - TS King Edward is launched at William Denny and Brothers' shipyard in Dumbarton. The first commercial merchant vessel propelled by steam turbines, she enters excursion service on the Firth of Clyde on 1 July.
- 2 May–4 November - Glasgow International Exhibition.
- The last resident family leaves the Shiant Isles for Harris.
- W. M. Gilbert's Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century introduces the term "Royal Mile".
- The carbonated soft drink Irn-Bru is first produced as Iron Brew by A.G. Barr in Falkirk.
- 13 February - Lewis Grassic Gibbon, writer (died 1935)
- 29 August - Anna Zinkeisen, artist (died 1976 in London)
- 22 September - George McKenzie, bantamweight boxer (died 1941)
- 1 December - Jane Gray, supercentenarian in Australia
- 13 December - Arthur Donaldson, leader of the Scottish National Party from 1960 to 1969 (died 1993)
- 15 January - John Burnet, architect (born 1814)
- 12 February - John Burns, 1st Baron Inverclyde, ship owner, chairman of the Cunard Line (born 1829)
- 8 April - James Chalmers, missionary, murdered on Goaribari Island (born 1841)
- 12 April - Richard Henry Brunton, "Father of Japanese lighthouses" (born 1841)
- George Douglas Brown's realist novel The House with the Green Shutters is published under the name George Douglas.