1883 in Scotland
Events from the year 1883 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1883 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1882–83 • 1883–84
- 20 January – Fenian dynamite campaign: In Glasgow, bombs explode at Tradeston Gasworks, Possil Street Bridge and Buchanan Street railway station; about a dozen people are injured.
- 28 April – the first rugby sevens tournament is played at Melrose RFC.
- 3 June – Sabbatarian riot at Stromeferry: the local fishing community prevent the loading of fish (caught by east coast fishermen) from Stornoway ships to railway on a Sunday.
- 3 July – SS Daphne sinks on launch at Alexander Stephen and Sons' Linthouse shipyard, leaving 124 dead.
- 29 August – Dunfermline Carnegie Library, the first Carnegie library in the world, is opened in Andrew Carnegie's hometown, Dunfermline.
- 4 October – the Boys' Brigade is founded in Glasgow.
- November–December – the Tay Whale (a humpback) appears in the Firth of Tay; on 31 December it is harpooned but escapes, dying later.
- Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank at Dumbarton completed.
- Edinburgh Mathematical Society founded.
- Scotland's first boys' club is established in Wanlockhead.
- Rugby union
- 17 January – Compton Mackenzie, author and co-founder in 1928 of the Scottish National Party (born in England; died 1972)
- 27 January – James Lithgow, industrialist (died 1952)
- 24 March – Dorothy Campbell, golfer (died 1945 in the United States)
- 12 April – Francis Cadell, Colourist painter (died 1937)
- 15 May – Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, British Army officer and Unionist politician (killed in action 1915 in France)
- 9 July – John Watson, advocate and sheriff, Solicitor General for Scotland 1929–31 (died 1944)
- 21 August – Victor Fortune, British Army officer (died 1949)
- 17 October – A. S. Neill, educationalist (died 1973 in England)
- 27 March – John Brown, royal servant (born 1826)
- 8 May – John Miller, civil engineer (born 1805)
- 20 May – William Chambers, publisher and politician (born 1800)
- 2 July – John Strain, first Roman Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (born 1810)
- 9 August – Robert Moffat, missionary (born 1795)
- David Rhind, architect (born 1808)
- Porter, Bernard (1991). The Origins of the Vigilant State: the London Metropolitan Police Special Branch before the First World War (Repr. ed.). Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. ISBN 085115283X.
- Kenna, Shane (2014). War In The Shadows: the Irish-American Fenians who bombed Victorian Britain. Sallins: Merrion. ISBN 9781908928054.
- "History of Melrose Sevens". Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
- MacColl, Allan W. (2006). Land, Faith and the Crofting Community: Christianity and Social Community in the Highlands of Scotland, 1843-1893. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 0-7486-2382-5.
- "SS Daphne". Clydebuilt Database. Archived from the original on 7 July 2006. Retrieved 23 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
- "Dunfermline, Abbot Street, Carnegie Central Library | Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
- "History". The Boys' Brigade. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2013.