1725 in Scotland

Events from the year 1725 in Scotland.

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See also:List of years in Scotland
Timeline of Scottish history
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Law officersEdit



  • 12 May – the Black Watch is raised as a military company as part of the pacification of the Highlands under General George Wade.[1]
  • 22 June – malt riots in Glasgow against higher taxes on Scottish malt used in the production of distilled beverages.[2] 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.[3]
  • 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;[4] the area is named Anderson Town in his honour, later becoming Anderston.



The artsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Notable Dates in History". The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Chronology of Scottish History". A Timeline of Scottish History. Rampant Scotland. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ Farey, John (1827). A Treatise on the Steam Engine. 2. London: Longman. pp. 228–31. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  4. ^ Hutton, Guthrie (2007). Old Anderston and Finnieston. Catrine, Ayrshire: Stenlake Publishing. ISBN 9781840333930.