1804 in Scotland
Events from the year 1804 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1804 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Lord Advocate – Charles Hope; then Sir James Montgomery, Bt
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Robert Blair
- 5 April – High Possil meteorite, the first recorded meteorite to fall in Scotland in modern times, falls at Possil.
- 19 August – St Peter's Church, Aberdeen, is dedicated as the city's first purpose-built post-Reformation Roman Catholic church.
- 14 September – lighthouse on Inchkeith, designed by Thomas Smith and Robert Stevenson, is first illuminated.
- The Glasgow Herald is first published under this title.
- Galashiels Baptist Church is established as an independent Baptist congregation.
- 7 January – George Deas, judge (died 1887)
- 13 January – John Pringle Nichol, scientist (died 1859)
- 1 March – John Henderson, ecclesiastical architect (died 1862)
- 20 June – John Forrest, military doctor (died 1865 in England)
- 15 July – Jane Stirling, pianist, student of Chopin (died 1859)
- 18 September – John Steell, sculptor (died 1891)
- 3 November – Charles Baillie, Lord Jerviswoode, judge (died 1879)
- Robert Davidson, inventor (died 1894)
- Alexander McKay, heavyweight bare-knuckle boxer (died of injury sustained in fight 1830 in England)
- James Mackay, politician in New Zealand (died 1875 in New Zealand)
- George Thompson, shipowner and politician (died 1895)
- 11 January – James Tytler, editor of Encyclopædia Britannica (born 1745; died in the United States)
- 26 July – Sir James Cockburn, 8th Baronet, politician (born c.1729)
- 4 August – Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, admiral (born 1731; died just south of the border en route to Edinburgh)
- 23 October – David Rae, Lord Eskgrove, judge (born 1724)
- John Galt's poem The Battle of Largs is published anonymously, the author's first published work.
- David Wilkie paints Pitlessie Fair and William Chalmers-Bethune, his wife Isabella Morison and their Daughter Isabella.
- Faithfull, John (2005). "The High Possil Meteorite". Glasgow: Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "Inchkeith". Northern Lighthouse Board. 2009. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
- Terry, Stephen (2011). "Chapter 2". Glasgow Almanac: An A–Z of the City and Its People. Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing. ISBN 9781903238639.
- "The History of Galashiels Baptist Church: 1782-1900". Galashiels Baptist Church. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.