1860 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1860 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1860 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Colonsay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Glenalmond
- 15 September – King's and Marischal Colleges in Aberdeen merge as the University of Aberdeen.
- October – the Royal National Lifeboat Institution stations the first Thurso life-boat at Scrabster.
- 17 October – the first professional golf tournament is held at Prestwick, regarded as the first Open (although it is not truly open until the following year when amateurs can participate).
- 21 December – St Mary's Cathedral, Aberdeen (Roman Catholic) is dedicated.
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, opens.
- Andrew Stewart sets up the Clyde Tube Works in Glasgow, a predecessor of Stewarts & Lloyds.
- Folklorist John Francis Campbell begins publication of Popular Tales of the West Highlands in Edinburgh.
- 22 March – John George Bartholomew, cartographer (died 1920)
- 15 April – Edward Arthur Walton, painter (died 1922)
- 2 May –
- 9 May – J. M. Barrie, author (died 1937 in London)
- 30 May – Archibald Thorburn, wildlife painter (died 1935 in Surrey, England)
- 3 July – William Wallace, composer (died 1940)
- 19 August – John Kane, naïve painter (died 1934 in the United States)
- 21 November – James Leith Macbeth Bain, religious minister, hymn writer and walker (died 1925)
- 26 November – James Whitelaw Hamilton, landscape painter (died 1932)
- James Miller, architect (died 1947)
- 27 January – Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane, former Governor of New South Wales and astronomer (born 1773)
- 25 March – James Braid, surgeon and scientist, often regarded as the first genuine hypnotherapist (born 1795)
- 1 April – William Mure, scholar and politician (born 1799)
- 25 August – William Wilson, poet and publisher (born 1801)
- James Barr, composer (born 1779)