1797 in Scotland
Events from the year 1797 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1797 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- 19 July – Act to Raise and Embody a Militia Force in Scotland.
- 29 August – Massacre of Tranent: British troops attack protestors against enforced recruitment into the militia at Tranent in East Lothian, killing 12.
- 11 October (12 October naval reckoning) – Battle of Camperdown: Royal Navy led by Dundee-born Admiral Duncan defeats the fleet of the Batavian Republic off the coast of Holland.
- Cloch lighthouse completed.
- Johnston Press established as printers in Falkirk.
- Johnstons of Elgin established as a textile mill in Elgin, Moray.
- Keiller's marmalade first produced in Dundee.
- Publication of Encyclopædia Britannica Third Edition is completed in Edinburgh.
- 29 April – George Don, botanist (died 1856)
- 10 October – Thomas Drummond, military surveyor and Under-Secretary for Ireland (died 1840 in Ireland)
- 14 November – Charles Lyell, lawyer and foremost geologist of his day (died 1875)
- 3 December – Andrew Smith, military surgeon, explorer, ethnologist and zoologist (died 1872 in England)