1700s in Scotland
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A list of events and people in Scotland in the 1700s:
|1690s | 1700s | 1710s|
- 16 September - On the death of the deposed King James VII of Scotland, James Francis Edward Stuart declares himself James VIII (and III of England and Ireland)
- 8 March - King William II of Scotland (William III of England and Ireland) dies and is succeeded by Queen Anne on the English, Scottish and Irish thrones.
- Parliament of Scotland passes the Act of Security 1704 in response to the Parliament of England's Act of Settlement 1701.
- 11 April - Captain Thomas Green is hanged for piracy at Leith.
- The Parliament of England passes the Alien Act in response to the Parliament of Scotland's Act of Security 1704.
- 16 January - The Treaty (or Act) of Union between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland is ratified by the Parliament of Scotland.
- 1 May - The Acts of Union becomes law, uniting the Parliaments of the England and Scotland to form the Parliament of Great Britain.
- 11 March - Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
- 23 March - James Francis Edward Stuart unsuccessfully tries to land at the Firth of Forth with a French fleet.
- 1 May - the Privy Councils of England and Scotland merged into the Privy Council of Great Britain.
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- April 1700- John Kennedy, 8th Earl of Cassilis (died 1759)
- 27 August 1700- Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl of Portmore (died 1785)
- 11 September 1700- James Thomson, poet (died 1748)
- 11 June 1701- David Carnegie, 5th Earl of Northesk (died 1741)
- 4 August 1701- Thomas Blackwell, scholar (died 1757)
- Unknown 1701-George Bogle of Daldowie, Rector of the University of Glasgow (died 1782)
- Unknown 1701-John Carmichael, 3rd Earl of Hyndford, diplomat (died 1767)
- Unknown 1701-William Grant, Lord Prestongrange, politician and judge (died 1764)
- 8 May 1702 - Andrew Lauder, Baronet (died 1769)
- 18 July 1702- Clementina Sobieski, wife of James Francis Edward Stuart and mother of Charles Edward Stuart (died 1735)
- 4 October 1702- John Lindsay, 20th Earl of Crawford (died 1749)
- date unknown 1702- James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton (died 1768)
- 5 January 1703- James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Hamilton (died 1743)
- March 1700- Andrew Bruce, bishop (year of birth unknown)
- 29 July 1700- Prince William, Duke of Gloucester heir to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland (born 1689)
- 16 November 1700- Jamie Macpherson, outlaw (born 1675)
- January 1701- Kenneth Mackenzie, 4th Earl of Seaforth (born 1661)
- April 1701- David Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven of Freeland (year of birth unknown)
- 23 May 1701- William Kidd, sailor executed for piracy (born c. 1645)
- June 1701- Charles Hamilton, 5th Earl of Abercorn (year of birth unknown)
- 23 July 1701- John Kennedy, 7th Earl of Cassilis (born 1653)
- 16 September 1701- King James VII of Scotland (born 1633)
- 1 November 1701- Alexander Stuart, 5th Earl of Moray (born 1634)
- Unknown 1701-Gilbert Rule, nonconformist divine and the Principal of Edinburgh University (born c. 1629)
- 8 March 1702- King William II of Scotland (born 1650, Netherlands)
- 15 February 1703- Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian (born 1636)
- 6 May 1703- John Murray, 1st Marquess of Atholl (born 1631)
- 25 September 1703- Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll (born 1658)
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