1755 in Scotland
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1755 in: Great Britain • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Events from the year 1755 in Scotland.
- Lord Advocate — Robert Dundas the younger
- Solicitor General for Scotland — Patrick Haldane of Gleneagles, jointly with Alexander Hume; then Andrew Pringle of Alemore
- Lord President of the Court of Session — Lord Glendoick
- Lord Justice General — Lord Ilay
- Lord Justice Clerk — Lord Tinwald
- Demographic history of Scotland: First reliable national census conducted by Rev. Alexander Webster, showing the country's population as 1,265,380. Four towns have populations of over 10,000, with Edinburgh the largest with 57,000 inhabitants.
- Construction of St Ninian's Church, Tynet, the country's oldest surviving post-Reformation Roman Catholic clandestine church.
- Ironworks established at Furnace, Argyll.
- Work on William Roy's survey of Scotland concludes.
- 1 November — Lisbon earthquake felt in Scotland.
- 18 January — James Hamilton, 7th Duke of Hamilton (died 1769)
- 21 February — Anne Grant, poet (died 1838)
- 25 June — Archibald Gracie merchant and shipowner (died 1829 in the United States)
- 17 August — William Paterson, soldier, colonial governor in Australia, explorer and botanist (died 1810 at sea)
- 4 September — Mary FitzMaurice, 4th Countess of Orkney, née O'Brien (died 1831)
- October — George Galloway, poet and playwright
- November — John Dunlop, merchant and songwriter (died 1820)
- 5 June — John Sinclair, Lord Murkle, judge
- 5 August — James Playfair, neoclassical architect (born 1794)
- 4 October — Sir John Clerk, 2nd Baronet, politician, lawyer, judge and composer (born 1676)
- 25 February — 11-year-old David Allan begins to study painting at the new Foulis Academy in Glasgow.
- David Dalrymple, as editor, publishes Edom of Gordon: an ancient Scottish poem.
- "Webster's Account of the Population of Scotland in 1755". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
- "Tynet, St Ninian's Church". ScotlandsPlaces. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
- "Notable Dates in History". The Flag in the Wind. The Scots Independent. Retrieved 2016-02-18.