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Accidents on land and sea in the 19th century in Scotland are covered in the Accidents series, particularly the major mining and railway accidents.

A list of all Accidents is available. I will publish the list here. 1st list today 5 August 2005. Contact me for more details.

NB Very few copies of THE MYSTIC BRIDGE LEFT FOR SALE.

List of Accidents and Disasters

19th Century: SCOTLAND

List 20 as at 5 August 2005 1800 to 1835

Compiled by William P Cross FSA Scot

Key : X = Details in Hurried into Eternity

XX = Details in Forgot and Gone

XXX = Details in The Mystic Bridge Very Few copies
now left for sale. Order quickly.

IV = Details in That Dark Inn Copies for sale

V = Details in The Awful Shadow Copies for sale

1800 - Women perish in the snow - Glasgow 2 deaths X

1800 - Bathing Accident - Selkirk 4 deaths X

1800 - Brewery Accident - Hamilton fatal IV

1801 - Gunpowder Explosion - Inverness multiple X

1801 - Laigh Kirk Disaster - Kilmarnock 30 deaths X

1802 - Pilot's Boat capsizes - Newburgh 8 deaths

1803 - Great gale - Bay of Nigg multiple

1803 - Cotton Mill Fire - Glasgow fatal

1803 - Suffocations - Arbroath fatal X

1803 - Stobbs Powder Mill - Edinburgh 3 death IV

1804 - Mining Accident - Renfrew 6 deaths X

1805 - Mining Accident - Kilmarnock 2 deaths X

1805 - Hurlet Coal Pit Accident - Paisley 13 deaths X

1806 - Boat Accident - On Firth of Forth 4 deaths X

1806 - Mining Accident - Dalziel 3 deaths

1807 - Boat Accident - Near Dunbar 3 deaths

1808 - Drownings - Stornoway 6 deaths

1808 - London coach crash - Moffat 3 deaths

1808 - Men drown - River Earn 2 dead IV

1809 - Meikle Ferry Accident - Dornoch 99 dead X

1809 - Drownings - Tarbert 3 dead

1810 - Drownings Kintyre & Kincardine multiple

1810 - Canal Boat Accident - Paisley 85 deaths X

1810 - Pallas Gunship wrecked off Dunbar 11 dead XX

1813 - Kirn Ferry - loss - Kirn 6 dead X

1813 - Loss of whaler "Oscar" - Girdleness 41 dead X

1814 - Balloch Ferry Accident - Loch Lomond 2 dead IV

1815 - Vessels & crew lost in storm -Aberdeen multiple

1816 - Drownings - Thurso 3 dead

1816 - Boat Accident - Near Arran 4 dead X

1816 - Boat Accident - Lochgoil 6 dead X

1817 - Accident - Lead mines - Leadhills 7 dead X

1817 - Accident - Irvine 5 dead X

1817 - Drownings - Off Island of Eigg 4 dead X

1818 - Boat Accident - Near Leith 8 dead X

1818 - Gunpowder Explosion - Edinburgh 3 dead

1818 - Quarrelston Pit Accident - Johnstone 5 dead X

1819 - Drownings - Broughty Ferry - Dundee 7 dead X

1819 - At Cock of Arran 20 dead X

1819 - Drownings - Leith 6 dead X

1819 - Drownings - Portree 6 dead X

1820 - Abeona Transport - burning by fire 112 dead XX

1820 - Radical Riots - Greenock multiple

1820s- Emigrants on " Kinnersley Castle " 41 dead X

1820 - Boat accident at Hatton Quay 3 dead IV

1821 - Loss of the Minerva of Leith 4 dead X

1821 - Wemyss Colliery Accident 2 dead X

1822 - Sufferers on Catherine of Iona 42 dead X

1822 - Shapinsay Boat Disaster - Orkney 12 dead IV

1823 - Lost in the snow Largs fatal IV

1823 - Poison case - Dundee fatal IV

1824 - Deaths in Dundee well 2 deaths V

1824 - Drowning Accident Dundee fatal V

1824 - Boat Accident - Clachnaharry 4 dead

1825 - Loss of Comet Steamship in Collision 70 dead X

1825 - Boat Accident at Port Patrick 10 dead X

1826 - Ayr Colliery Accident multiple X

1826 - Drownings at Largs and Cumbrae 6 deaths IV

1826 - Fire at Inverglas 9 deaths IV

1826 - Snowstorms & Gales - North of Scotland multiple

1826 - Deaths on the Corran Ferry 2 deaths IV

1826 - Caledonian Coach overturned - Dunkeld 2 deaths X

1827 - Stobbs Powder Mills - Edinburgh 3 deaths IV

1827 - Drownings off Rothesay 4 deaths IV

1828 - Kirkcaldy - Church Gallery Collapse " multiple X

1828 - Boat Accident - Loch Lomond 9 deaths X

1828 - Boat Accident Buckhaven 4 deaths IV

1829 - Moray Floods multiple XX

1829 - Accidents at Clyde & Calder Ironworks 5 deaths IV

1830 - Montrose Boat Race 4 deaths X

1830 - Mining Accident - Old Monklands 5 deaths X

1830 - Mining Accident - Bannockburn 6 dead X

1830 - Drownings - Cromarty 10 dead X

1830 - Fishing Accident off Ballantrae 5 dead V

1830 - Kessock Ferry Boat Accident fatal V

1831 - Coat Pit Accident Campsie fatal IV

1831 - Coach Accident Glasgow fatal IV

1831 - Broomielaw Floods multiple

1831 - Loss of the smack Czar multiple IV

1831 - Kippsbyre - Frews Colliery - Monklands 4 deaths IV

1831 - Boat upset on the Clyde at Govan 3 deaths IV

1831 - Drownings off Stornoway 6 deaths IV

1831 - Drownings Loch Nevis 3 deaths IV

1831 - Edinburgh Mail Guard & Coachman lost 2 deaths

1832 - The Bad Day 31 Shetland Fishing boats multiple

1832 - The Cholera sweeps the country multiple IV

1832 - Wellington Pit Accident - Nitshill 7 deaths X

1832 - Destructive Fires - Glasgow multiple X

1832 - Boat Accident Loch Lomond 7 deaths IV

1832 - Drowning Bridge of Allan 2 deaths IV

1832 - Boat Accidents Wick 3 deaths IV

1833 - Sloop "Susan" of Garlieston 8 deaths IV

1833 - Quarry Accident Bridge of Allan 2 deaths IV

1833 - Fire at Tain Jail 3 deaths IV

1833 - Loss of the Morton of Musselburgh 5 deaths IV

1833 - Loss Among Fife Fishermen multiple IV

1833 - Boat Accident at St Andrews 2 deaths IV

1833 - Boat Accident Cromerty 4 deaths IV

1833 - Elie Boat Accident 4 deaths IV

1834 - Drownings - Dunse 2 deaths IV

1834 - Britain's First Motor Crash 4 deaths X

1835 - Earl Gray - Explosion -Greenock 10 " XX

1835 - Boat Capsized at Largs 8 deaths X & IV

1835 - Boat Accident at Ayr 4 deaths X



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I am happy to help with queries and sources for Accidents and Disasters, on land, sea, and in the air from 18th Century to 21st Century. I am also available to conduct research especially using local and National Newspapers in the UK.

Very reasonable fees.

PLEASE CONTACT ME ALSO FOR DETAILS OF TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
ON DISASTERS IN SCOTLAND IN 19th and 20th CENTURIES.

e-mail me at williecross@aol.com

Telephone 01633 779731

Correspondence 58 Sutton Road, Newport, GWent NP19 7JF


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