Her Majesty's Botanist is a member of the Royal household in Scotland. The office was created in 1699, and from 1768 until 1956 it was combined with the office of Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Since then the office of HM Botanist has been honorary, but conferred on a serving or retired Regius Keeper. In the United Kingdom, the Great Officers of State are officers who either inherit their positions or are appointed by the Crown, and exercise certain ceremonial functions. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is both a scientific institution and a tourist attraction. ...
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