1718 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1718 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1718 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session – Lord North Berwick
- Lord Justice General – Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Grange
- Damask linen industry established at Dunfermline by James Blake and at Drumsheugh.
- Marrow Controversy, an ecclesiastical dispute.
- Old Calton Burial Ground established on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, by the Society of the Incorporated Trades of Calton.
- Edinburgh Evening Courant newspaper launched.
- First passage to America of a ship built on the Clyde, and belonging to Glasgow.
- Regius Chair of Anatomy and Botany at the University of Glasgow established.
- 18 February – Robert Henry, historian (died 1790)
- 7 April – Hugh Blair, Presbyterian preacher and man of letters (died 1800)
- 29 April – Robert Sandeman, theologian (died 1771 in Danbury, Connecticut)
- 23 May – William Hunter, anatomist and obstetrician (died 1783 in London)
- Pearson, John M. (2000). Around Dunfermline (2nd ed.). Leven: J.M Pearson. p. 10. ISBN 1-90065-103-3.
- Schaff, Philip (1819–1893). "New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge". Retrieved 3 September 2007.
- Nimmo, William (1880). The History of Stirlingshire, revised by W. M. Stirling and R. Gillespie.
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