1746 in Scotland
Events from the year 1746 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1746 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Monarch – George II
- Secretary of State for Scotland: The Marquess of Tweeddale, until 3 January; then vacant until 1885
- Lord Advocate – Robert Craigie; then William Grant of Prestongrange
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Robert Dundas, the younger; then Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles, jointly with Alexander Hume
- 8 January – Jacobite rising of 1745: Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") with his Jacobite forces occupies Stirling.
- 17 January – Jacobite rising: Battle of Falkirk Muir – British Government troops are defeated by Jacobite forces.
- 1 February – as retreating Jacobite forces remove munitions stored in the church at St. Ninians (near Stirling), it blows up.
- 21 February – Jacobite rising: Siege of Inverness ends with British government forces surrendering Old Fort George to the Jacobite army under threat of mining.
- 16 April – the Battle of Culloden, the final pitched battle fought on British soil, brings an end to the Jacobite rising of 1745.
- 3 May – "Battle of Loch nan Uamh": Royal Navy sloops attack French privateers which have landed money (and brandy) intended to aid the Jacobite cause in the Sound of Arisaig.
- 27 June – Charles Edward Stuart flees to the Isle of Skye from Benbecula disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid.
- 1 August – Dress Act 1746 proscribes wearing of the tartan.
- 18 August – two rebel Scottish lords, the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerinoch, are beheaded in the Tower of London.
- 20 September – Charles Edward Stuart escapes to France.
- October – foundation stone of new Inveraray Castle laid.
- British Linen Bank chartered as the British Linen Company.
- Duffy, Christopher (2007). The '45: Bonnie Prince Charlie and Untold Story of the Jacobite Rising. London: Phoenix Books. ISBN 9780753822623.
- Love, Dane (2007). "Battle of Loch nan Uamh". Jacobite Stories. Neil Wilson Publishing. ISBN 9781903238868.
- Malcolm, Charles A. (1950). The History of the British Linen Bank.