1883 in Scotland
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Timeline of Scottish history
1883 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1882–83 • 1883–84
Events from the year 1883 in Scotland.
- Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General – Lord Glencorse
- Lord Justice Clerk – Lord Moncreiff
- 28 April – the first rugby sevens tournament is played at Melrose RFC.
- 3 June – Sabbatarian riot at Stromeferry: the local fishing community prevent the loading of fish (caught by east coast fishermen) from Stornoway ships to railway on a Sunday.
- 3 July – the SS Daphne sinks on launch at Alexander Stephen and Sons' Linthouse shipyard, leaving 124 dead.
- 29 August – Dunfermline Carnegie Library, the first Carnegie library is opened in Andrew Carnegie's hometown, Dunfermline.
- 4 October – the Boys' Brigade is founded in Glasgow.
- November–December – the Tay Whale, (a humpback) appears in the Firth of Tay; on 31 December it is harpooned but escapes, dying later.
- Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank at Dumbarton completed.
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society founded.
- 17 January – Compton Mackenzie, author and co-founder in 1928 of the Scottish National Party (born in England; died 1972)
- 27 January – James Lithgow, industrialist (died 1952)
- 24 March – Dorothy Campbell, golfer (died 1945 in the United States)
- 12 April – Francis Cadell, Colourist painter (died 1937)
- 9 July – John Watson, advocate and sheriff, Solicitor General for Scotland 1929–31 (died 1944)
- 21 August – Victor Fortune, British Army officer (died 1949)
- 17 October – A. S. Neill, educationalist (died 1973 in England)
- 27 March – John Brown, royal servant (born 1826)
- 8 May – John Miller, civil engineer (born 1805)
- 20 May – William Chambers, publisher and politician (born 1800)
- 2 July – John Strain, first Roman Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (born 1810)
- 9 August – Robert Moffat, missionary (born 1795)
- David Rhind, architect (born 1808)
- "History of Melrose Sevens". Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- MacColl, Allan W. (2006). Land, Faith and the Crofting Community: Christianity and Social Community in the Highlands of Scotland, 1843-1893. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-2382-5.
- "SS Daphne". Clydebuilt Database. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
- "History". The Boys' Brigade. Retrieved 2013-06-03.