1982 in Scotland
Events from the year 1982 in Scotland.
|See also:||List of years in Scotland|
Timeline of Scottish history
1982 in: The UK • Wales • Ireland • Elsewhere
Scottish football: 1981–82 • 1982–83
1982 in Scottish television
- Monarch – Elizabeth II
- Secretary of State for Scotland and Keeper of the Great Seal – George Younger
- Lord Advocate – Lord Mackay of Clashfern
- Solicitor General for Scotland – Nicholas Fairbairn; then Peter Fraser
- 10 January – The lowest ever Scottish and UK temperature of -27.2 °C is recorded at Braemar, in Aberdeenshire. This equals the record set in the same place in 1895, and the record will be equalled again at Altnaharra in 1995.
- February – first production from the Fulmar Oil Field in the North Sea.
- 25 March – Roy Jenkins wins the Glasgow Hillhead by-election for the Social Democratic Party.
- 6 May – 1982 Scottish regional elections, resulting in Labour winning the largest number of local councillors in the regions, followed by the Conservatives.
- 31 May–1 June – Pope John Paul II's visit to the United Kingdom embraces Edinburgh and Glasgow.
- 12 June – Faslane Peace Camp established.
- 24 June – Coatbridge and Airdrie by-election: Tom Clarke retains the seat for Labour.
- 19 July – Kessock Bridge opened over the Beauly Firth.
- 2 December – Glasgow Queen's Park by-election: Helen McElhone retains the seat for Labour previously held by her husband despite a swing of 9.4% to the Scottish National Party.
- The Carron Company ironworks of 1759 at Falkirk goes into receivership.