Bothwell, Adam a Scottish bishop, was born at Meldrumsheugh, was a burgess of Edinburgh, promoted to the see of Orkney by queen Mary, Oct. 8, 1562, and was one of the four bishops who embraced the new Reformation. He officiated in the marriage of the queen with the earl of Bothwell. He was designated bishop of Orkney and abbot of Holyroordhouse. He died Aug. 23, 1570. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, p. 226.