Events from 1962 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)
- 1 February - Loganair, the Scottish airline, is established.
- 12 March - The Church of the Good Shepherd in Ayr (1957) is elevated to the Good Shepherd Cathedral for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway.
- 16 April - Livingston is officially designated as a New Town.
- 19 April - The North British Locomotive Company of Springburn goes into liquidation.
- 14 June - West Lothian by-election: Tam Dalyell retains the seat for Labour with the Scottish National Party coming second.
- 16 August - The series Dr. Finlay's Casebook is first broadcast on BBC Television across the U.K.
- 25 September - The last steam locomotive built in Scotland, by Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. of Kilmarnock, is despatched to its customer in Sumatra.
- 22 November - Glasgow Woodside by-election: Conservatives gain the seat from Labour.
- 6 December - Last permanent residents leave the island of Stroma.
- Late - Origins of Findhorn Foundation.
- The first nude mouse strain is discovered by Dr. N. R. Grist at Ruchill Hospital's Brownlee virology laboratory in Glasgow.
- January - William Duff, dentist, jailed for fraud and reckless endangerment
- 3 January - Gavin Hastings, rugby union player
- 5 January - Murray Pittock, cultural historian
- 10 January - Ford Kiernan, actor and comedian
- 11 January - Steve Hislop, motorcycle racer (killed in helicopter accident 2003)
- February - John Gordon Sinclair (born Gordon John Sinclair), actor
- 5 March - The Proclaimers (Charlie and Craig Reid), twin folk rock musicians
- 9 March - Pete Wishart, SNP MP and member of Celtic rock group Runrig
- 17 March
- Clare Grogan, singer and actress
- Andy Kerr, Labour MSP (1999-2011) and government minister
- 10 April - Nicky Campbell, radio and television presenter and journalist
- 23 April - John Hannah, film and television actor
- 13 May - Kathleen Jamie, poet
- 17 May
- Craig Ferguson, American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist
- Alan Johnston, journalist
- 19 May - Iain Harvie, guitarist
- 13 June - Paul Motwani, Grandmaster (chess)
- 30 June - Colin Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor, peer and architect
- 31 July - Jackie Bird, journalist and newsreader
- 24 August - Ali Smith, novelist
- 23 September - Deborah Orr, journalist
- 24 September - Ally McCoist, international footballer, manager, TV pundit and A Question of Sport team captain
- 6 November - Stuart Dougal, football referee
- 28 December Kaye Adams, television presenter
- Jack Docherty, writer, actor, presenter and producer
- 19 April - Sir Harold Yarrow, 2nd Baronet, industrialist (born 1884 in England)
- 15 August - Bob McIntyre, motorcycle racer (born 1928)
- 5 June - Scottish Opera, Scotlandâs national opera company, is founded by Alexander Gibson.
- 5 October - Global release of the film Dr. No with Edinburgh-born Sean Connery originating the film character of James Bond.
- Folk group The Corries is formed in Edinburgh.
- 1962 in the United Kingdom