Events from the year 1858 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1858 in: The UK • Wales • Elsewhere
- Lord Advocate – James Moncreiff until March; then John Inglis until July; then Charles Baillie
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Edward Maitland; then Charles Baillie; then David Mure
- 1 January – the permanent North Unst Lighthouse on Muckle Flugga (Shetland), designed by brothers Thomas and David Stevenson, is first illuminated.
- 16 April – the Wernerian Natural History Society of Edinburgh is wound up.
- 31 August – Bressay Lighthouse in Shetland is first illuminated.
- 26 October – launch of Fraserburgh life-boat, the first in Scotland under the auspices of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
- Completion of Hamilton Mausoleum.
- Reconstruction of Paisley Abbey begins.
- Temperate Palm House at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh built.
- The West of Scotland Grand National, predecessor of the Scottish Grand National, is first run, at a course near Houston, Renfrewshire.
- 15 February – John Gray, owner of Greyfriars Bobby
- 19 February – Alexander Black, architect (born c.1790)
- 24 February – Thomas Hamilton, architect (born 1784)
- 10 June – Robert Brown, botanist and palaeobotanist (born 1773)
- 20 June – James Jardine, hydraulic engineer (born 1776)
- 16 September – John Macgregor, shipbuilder (born 1802)
- "Scottish Grand National Facts". Ayr Racecourse. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
- History of the National Galleries of Scotland 1850-1900 www.nationalgalleries.org, accessed 23 June 2013. Archived 2013-06-29.
- Jenseit des Tweed, Bilder und Briefe aus Schottland (1860).