1842 in Scotland
Events from the year 1842 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1842 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
- Lord Advocate – Sir William Rae, Bt until October; then Duncan McNeill
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Duncan McNeill; then Adam Anderson
- 3 January – 3rd Scottish Convention of Chartists opens in Glasgow.
- 21 February – Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway opened.
- 29 April – New Market opened in Aberdeen.
- May – the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland makes a "Claim of Rights" (drafted by Alexander Colquhoun-Stirling-Murray-Dunlop) asserting the church's independence of state control in spiritual matters.
- 1 September – Queen Victoria arrives by sea at Granton, Edinburgh, to start her first visit to Scotland.
- September – Robert Davidson's experimental battery-electric locomotive Galvani is demonstrated on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
- The Sobieski Stuarts' Vestiarium Scoticum is published in Edinburgh, purporting to be a reproduction from an old manuscript illustrating traditional Scottish clan tartan dress.
- A velocipede rider from Dumfriesshire, perhaps Kirkpatrick Macmillan, knocks down a pedestrian in the Gorbals district of Glasgow.
- James Shanks patents and begins to produce the pony-drawn lawn mower.
- Carnoustie Golf Links opened.
- 16 April – Laidlaw Purves, surgeon and golfer (died 1917 in England)
- 1 May – David Boyle, archaeologist in Canada (died 1911)
- 27 June – Jamie Anderson, golfer (died 1905)
- 20 September – James Dewar chemist and physicist (died 1923)
- 12 October – Robert Gillespie Reid, railway contractor in Canada (died 1908)
- Wilson, Alexander (1970). The Chartist Movement in Scotland. Manchester University Press. ISBN 071900411X.
- Glasgow Constitutional (22 February 1842). "Opening Of The Edinburgh And Glasgow Railway". The Times (17913). London. p. 6.
- "The New Market". Leopard. Aberdeen: 32–5. November 1974.
- Kermack, W. R. (1944). 19 Centuries of Scotland. Edinburgh: Johnston. p. 87.
- "Victoria's Visit". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
- Johnston, James (Winter 1899). "The first bicycle". The Gallovidian. Dumfries. 4.
- "History of the Lawnmower: Part One: 1830-1850s". The Hall & Duck Trust. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- The World Atlas of Golf, 2nd ed. (1988); Finegan, James W., Scotland: Where Golf is Great (2010).