Events from the year 1833 in Scotland.
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Timeline of Scottish history
1833 in: The UK • Wales • Elsewhere
- 16 March – at an auction of the art collection of John Clerk, Lord Eldin (died 1832) at his home in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, the floor collapses, killing the banker Alexander Smith.
- April – Glasgow Necropolis opened.
- 10 April – St Peter's RC Primary School, Aberdeen, founded.
- 28 August –– the Slavery Abolition Act receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery in most of the British Empire. A £20 million fund is established to compensate slaveowners, many of whom are in Scotland.
- 7 October – the Edinburgh Emancipation Society, Edinburgh Ladies' Emancipation Society, Glasgow Emancipation Society and Glasgow Ladies' Emancipation Society are formed in support of abolitionism.
- 30 October – Edinburgh Town Council first allows newspaper reporters to attend its meetings.
- Burgh Police (Scotland) Act permits burghs to establish themselves as police burghs, having powers to provide policing and to pave and light streets.
- Glengoyne distillery is established as the Burnfoot distillery by George Connell on the Highland line near Dumgoyne.
- John Menzies is established as a newsagent in Edinburgh.
- Madras College is established in St Andrews by merger of the grammar and English schools under the bequest of locally-born educationalist Rev. Dr. Andrew Bell (died 1832), promoter of the 'Madras system' of education.
- Chemist Thomas Graham proposes Graham's Law.
- Statue of William Pitt the Younger (died 1806) erected in George Street, Edinburgh.
- The Royal Perth Golfing Society gains its royal patronage.
- 1 January – Robert Lawson, architect (died 1902 in New Zealand)
- 24 February – William Howie Wylie, journalist and Baptist (died 1891)
- 20 March – Daniel Dunglas Home, medium (died 1886 in France)
- 16 April – John Malcolm, 1st Baron Malcolm, soldier and politician (died 1902 in France)
- 22 April – John Waldie, politician in Ontario (died 1907 in Canada)
- 16 July – Donald Reid, landowner, businessman and politician in Otago (died 1919 in New Zealand)
- 26 July – Alexander Henry Rhind, antiquarian and Egyptologist (died 1863 in Italy)
- 12 August – Aylmer Cameron, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (died 1909 in England)
- 12 November – George Paul Chalmers, painter (killed 1878)
- 14 December – Alexander Young, mechanical engineer and government official in Hawaii (died 1910 in Honolulu)
- 3 May – James Bell, geographical writer (born 1769)
- 29 May – William Marshall, fiddle player and composer (born 1748)
- August – Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone, soldier, colonial governor and fraudster (born 1767; died in France)
- 10 October – Thomas Atkinson, poet, bookseller and politician (born c.1801; died at sea)
- 11 November – James Grant, naval officer (born 1772; died in France)
- 30 November – William Bannatyne, Lord Bannatyne, lawyer and antiquarian (born 1743)
- "Scotland". The Spectator. London. 23 March 1833. p. 9. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- Glasgow City Council. Glasgow Necropolis Heritage Trail.
- "Father Charles Gordon". Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- MacLeod, H. MacLennan (1962). "The Parish of Killearn". In Rennie, R.C. (ed.). The County of Stirling. The Third Statistical Account of Scotland, 18. Glasgow: Collins.
- Galloway, D. D. (1989). In the Footsteps of Dr. Bell. St Andrews: Madras College.
- "History of Edinburgh". Visions of Scotland. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.