1725 in Scotland
Events from the year 1725 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1725 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Monarch – George I
- Secretary of State for Scotland: The Duke of Roxburghe, until August; office vacant thereafter
- Lord Advocate – Robert Dundas, then Duncan Forbes
- Solicitor General for Scotland – John Sinclair, jointly with Charles Binning; then John Sinclair, jointly with Charles Erskine
- 12 May – the Black Watch is raised as a military company as part of the pacification of the Highlands under General George Wade.
- 22 June – malt riots in Glasgow against higher taxes on Scottish malt used in the production of distilled beverages. Wade's troops enter the city.
- August – John Ker, 1st Duke of Roxburghe, resigns as Secretary of State for Scotland; the post remains vacant until 1742.
- A second Disarming Act is passed as part of the pacification of the Highlands.
- Mining of minerals at Strontian begins.
- One of the earliest examples of a steam pump in Scotland is installed for draining coal mines at Edmonstone in Midlothian.
- Barony of Calton, including Calton Hill, purchased by the city of Edinburgh.
- James Anderson of Stobcross House feues out land near Glasgow for weavers cottages; the area is named Anderson Town in his honour, later becoming Anderston.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
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- Farey, John (1827). A Treatise on the Steam Engine. 2. London: Longman. pp. 228–31. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Hutton, Guthrie (2007). Old Anderston and Finnieston. Catrine, Ayrshire: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 9781840333930.