1830 in Scotland
Events from the year 1830 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1830 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Lord Advocate – Sir William Rae, Bt until December; then Francis Jeffrey
- Solicitor General for Scotland – John Hope; then Henry Cockburn
- 19 March – the suspension bridge at Montrose partly collapses due to movement of a crowd watching a boat race from it, with the loss of at least 4 lives.
- 17 May – meteorite falls on the North Inch at Perth.
- 27 May – Rev. Alexander Duff arrives in Calcutta as the Church of Scotland's first missionary to India.
- 13 July – Alexander Duff co-founds the General Assembly's Institution, the modern-day Scottish Church College, in Calcutta.
- November – Wellington Suspension Bridge over River Dee at Aberdeen opened to pedestrians.
- 16 December – Bridge of Don at Aberdeen opened.
- Twin-hulled iron paddle steamer Lord Dundas built for service on the Forth and Clyde Canal.
- McVitie's founded as McVitie & Price's biscuit bakery in Rose Street, Edinburgh.
- Annandale distillery opened.
- Early – Andrew Halliday, journalist and playwright (died 1877 in London)
- 5 February – Lieutenant General James John McLeod Innes, recipient of the Victoria Cross (died 1907)
- 5 March – Charles Wyville Thomson, marine zoologist (died 1882)
- 15 March – John Ferguson, politician (died 1906 in Australia)
- 5 April
- 16 July – Alexander Carnegie Kirk, mechanical engineer (died 1892)
- 3 September – Lewis Campbell, classicist (died 1908 in Switzerland)
- 21 September – John Holms, textile mill owner and Liberal politician (died 1891)
- 22 October – Arthur John Burns, woollen mill owner and politician in Otago (died 1901 in New Zealand)
- 30 October – Eliza Brightwen, naturalist (died 1906 in England)
- John Crawford, sculptor (died 1861)
- 14 January – The Right Reverend Daniel Sandford, Bishop of Edinburgh (born 1766, near Dublin)
- 20 February – Robert Anderson, literary editor, biographer and critic (born 1750)
- 7 April – Henry Bell, engineer who introduced the first successful passenger steamboat service in Europe (born 1767)
- 3 July – John Campbell, advocate and politician (born 1798)
- 16 December – Sir James Donaldson printer and newspaper publisher, who bequeathed a large part of his estate to the founding of Donaldson's Hospital (born 1751)
- Thomas Aird publishes his narrative poem The Captive of Fez.
- Sir Walter Scott publishes the plays Auchindrane and The Doom of Devorgoil.
- David Wilkie appointed Principal Painter in Ordinary to King William IV
- Completion of publication of the Edinburgh Encyclopædia, commenced in 1808
- 16 December – Felix Mendelssohn completes composition of his concert overture The Hebrides as Die einsame Insel ("The Lonely Island").
- "Melancholy Occurrence, With Loss Of Lives". The Times (14183). London. 25 March 1830. p. 3.
- "The Perth Meteorite". Milton of Balgonie: Fernlea Meteorites UK. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- Young, C. F. T. (1867). "Chapter 3, Chronology of Iron Ships". The Fouling and Corrosion of Iron Ships. London Drawing Association. Archived from the original on 4 August 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
- Hughes, Geoffrey (2004). "Fairlie, Robert Francis (1830–1885)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9101. Retrieved 1 August 2014. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Desmond, Ray (1994). Dictionary Of British And Irish Botanists And Horticulturists Including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. CRC Press. p. 100. ISBN 9780850668438.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.