1707 in Scotland
|See also:||List of years in Scotland
Timeline of Scottish history
1707 in: Great Britain • England • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Monarch – Anne, union with England on 1 May
- Secretary of State: Hugh Campbell, 3rd Earl of Loudoun, jointly with The Earl of Mar (post abolished at Act of Union)
- Secretary of State for Scotland, from 1 May, when the post was created: The Earl of Mar
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord North Berwick
- Lord Justice General – Lord Tarbat
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Ormiston
- 16 January – Parliament of Scotland passes the Union with England Act.
- 19 March – official copy of the Act of Union signed by the Scottish Chancellor and the Act is ratified by the Parliament of England.
- 25 March–28 April – last sitting of Parliament of Scotland in Edinburgh until it is revived in 1999 as the Scottish Parliament.
- 25 April – a large school of whales appears in the Firth of Forth; 35 strand on the sands of Kirkcaldy.
- 1 May – the new sovereign state of Great Britain comes into being as a result of the Acts of Union which combine the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into a single united Kingdom of Great Britain and merge the Parliaments of England and Scotland to form the Parliament of Great Britain. The Equivalent, a sum of £398,000, is paid to Scotland by the English government. The Honours of Scotland are locked away in Edinburgh Castle.
- 23 October – first sitting of the Parliament of Great Britain, including Scottish representatives, at Westminster (London).
- 7 November – Charles Erskine is appointed by the monarch as first Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations in the University of Edinburgh, considered the foundation of the University of Edinburgh Law School.
- 26 December – Custom house moved from Blackness to Bo'ness where construction of a new harbour has been authorized by Act of Parliament.
- In a piece of industrial espionage, Dunfermline weaver James Blake contrives access to a damask linen factory in Edinburgh, the production secrets of which he will take back to his home town.
- 10 April – John Pringle, physician (died 1782 in London)
- 20 April – Robert Foulis, printer and publisher (died 1776)
- 22 June (bapt.) – Elizabeth Blackwell, botanic writer and illustrator (died 1758 in London)
- 5 September – John Forbes, British Army general (died 1759 in Philadelphia)
- date unknown – Archibald Cameron of Lochiel, physician and last Jacobite to be executed for high treason (hanged 1753 in London)
- 8 January – John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, politician (born 1648)
- 10 March – James Carnegie, Member of the Parliament of Scotland
- 17 March – William Hay, bishop (born 1647)
- 2 June – Mary Erskine, businesswoman and philanthropist
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