Events from 1966 in Scotland
- Monarch - Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)
- 1 February - Heriot-Watt College in Edinburgh is designated Heriot-Watt University.
- 9 February - Construction of a prototype fast breeder nuclear reactor at Dounreay on the north coast of Scotland is announced.
- 11 April (Easter Monday) - Scottish clearing banks observe today as a bank holiday for the first time, aligning them with those in England.
- Pioneering west coast roll-on/roll-off ferry Isle of Gigha enters service.
- Royal Commission on Local Government in Scotland (chaired by Lord Wheatley) appointed.
- 27 June
- Glasgow Airport officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
- Glasgow St Enoch railway station officially closed.
- 18 July - Old Man of Hoy first climbed, by Chris Bonington, Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey.
- 18 August - The Tay Road Bridge opens linking Dundee with Fife.
- 29 August - Scottish clearing banks observe this last Monday in August (rather than the first) as a bank holiday for the first time.
- 28 October - First Red Road Flats in Glasgow officially opened.
- 9 November - Irvine is designated as a New Town.
- 11 November - MV Isle of Gigha capsizes on a Gighaâ"Port Ellen crossing.
- Scottish Grand National first run at Ayr Racecourse.
- March - Jamie Oag, entrepreneur
- 7 August - David Cairns, Scottish Labour politician, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and MP for Inverclyde (died 2011)
- 20 September - Douglas Gordon, visual artist
- 12 October - Rhona Martin, curler
- 8 November - Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef
- 23 November - Kevin Gallacher, international footballer
- Joanna Cherry, Scottish National Party politician and lawyer
- Laura Hird, fiction writer
- 1 January - Alexander Carrick, sculptor (born 1882)
- 6 November - Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander, retailer (born 1903)
- 24 December - Sir Donald MacGillivray, last colonial governor of Malaya (born 1906)
- 7 January - School-based television drama series This Man Craig is first screened by BBC Scotland with John Cairney in the title rÃ´le.
- The Bay City Rollers form in Edinburgh.
- 1966 in the United Kingdom