Events from the 1650s in the Kingdom of Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1650 in: England • Elsewhere
- 21 May - James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose executed in Edinburgh after his defeat at the Battle of Carbisdale.
- 29 June - "the Lord General Cromwell went out of London towards the North: and the news of him marching Northward much startled the Scots". Oliver Cromwell leads the New Model Army to Edinburgh.
- 3 September - Battle of Dunbar takes place between Cromwell's Army and the Scottish Covenanters. Cromwell's army wins and the battle results in southern Scotland surrendering to England; it is administered from Dalkeith.
- 1 January - Charles II crowned King of Scotland at Scone Palace.
- 20 July - Battle of Inverkeithing: The English Parliamentarian New Model Army, under Major-General John Lambert, defeats a Scottish Covenanter army acting on behalf of Charles II, led by Sir John Brown of Fordell.
- 1 September - Siege of Dundee ends with the English Parliamentarian army, under General Monck, decisively defeating Covenanters in the last battle of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms in Scotland.
- 3 September - Battle of Worcester takes place after Charles II has raised an army (largely from Scotland) and invaded England. It results in his defeat by Cromwell and the king escaping abroad.
- 1652: 17 June - A large fire breaks out in Glasgow, which destroys around a third of the city and leaves approximately 1,000 families homeless.
- 1653: 16 December - Cromwell is made Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
- 12 April - Cromwell creates a union between England and Scotland, with Scottish representation in the Parliament of England.
- 5 May - Cromwell's Act of Grace, which pardons the people of Scotland for any crimes they may have committed during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, is proclaimed in Edinburgh.
- 1658: 3 September - Cromwell dies and the title of Lord Protector passes to his son, Richard Cromwell.
- 1654: 23 November - George Watson, accountant (d. 1733)
- 1658: 11 April - James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, nobleman (d. 1712)
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