1861 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1861 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1861 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Colonsay
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Glenalmond
- 27 February – ironclad warship HMS Black Prince is launched from Robert Napier's yard at Govan on the River Clyde.
- 11 March – the Portpatrick Railway opens to Stranraer Town railway station, providing a connection from Dumfries.
- June – first modern excavation of the Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave of Maeshowe on Orkney.
- 26 September – golfer Tom Morris, Sr. wins the second Open Championship.
- 25 November – a tenement collapses in the Old Town, Edinburgh killing 35 with 15 survivors.
- Edinburgh Co-operative Building Company begin construction of Stockbridge Colonies, pioneering low-cost flats for artisans.
- One O'Clock Gun first fired from Edinburgh Castle.
- Construction commences on the Royal Museum in Edinburgh.
- Edinburgh and Glasgow Bible Societies merged to form the National Bible Society of Scotland.
- White Horse whisky first produced by James Logan Mackie of Edinburgh.
- 11 April – Thomas Jaffrey, actuary (died 1953)
- 19 June – Douglas Haig, soldier and Field Marshal during World War I (died 1928)
- 9 July – William Burrell, shipowner and art collector (died 1958)
- 12 October – Agnes Jekyll, née Graham, artist, writer on domestic matters and philanthropist (died 1937 in England)
- 24 December – John Macdonald, sportsman and physician (died 1938)
- 8 April – John Bartholomew, Sr., cartographer (born 1805)
- 4 October – Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton (born 1812 in Sicily)
- 13 November – John Forbes, physician to Queen Victoria (1841–1861) (born 1787)
- Ritchie, Graham; Anna (1981). Scotland: Archaeology and Early History. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 9. ISBN 0-500-27365-0.
- Prestwick – 1861 www.theopen.com, accessed 22 June 2013. Archived 2013-06-29.
- Crompton, John (2002). Forth and Clyde: a guide to the industrial heritage of central Scotland. Association for Industrial Archaeology. ISBN 0-9528930-5-3.
- "White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky". ScotchWhisky.net. Retrieved 2014-04-16.