1781 in Scotland
Events from the year 1781 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1781 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Construction of The Mound in Edinburgh begins.
- Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary & Dispensary, predecessor of Sunnyside Royal Hospital, founded by Susan Carnegie.
- John Howie begins publication of the 2nd edition of his Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies): A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies.
- March (probable) – John Burnet, engraver and painter (died 1868)
- 16 March – William Mitchell, entrepreneur (died 1854)
- 19 March – John Henry Wishart, surgeon (died 1834)
- 12 June (probable) – Christian Isobel Johnstone, journalist and novelist (died 1857)
- 12 September – John Grieve, poet (died 1836)
- 14 September – James Walker, civil engineer (died 1862)
- 18 September – Allan Burns, surgeon (died 1813)
- 30 November – Alexander Berry, adventurer and Australian pioneer (died 1873 in Australia)
- 11 December – David Brewster, physicist (died 1868)