Events from 1982 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)
- 10 January - The lowest ever Scottish and UK temperature of -27.2Â°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.
- 25 March - Roy Jenkins wins the Glasgow Hillhead by-election for the Social Democratic Party.
- 6 May - Scottish local Regional elections, 1982, resulting in Labour winning the largest number of local councillors in the regions, followed by the Conservatives.
- 31 Mayâ"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.
- 15 May - Douglas Simpson, field hockey forward
- 21 October - David Mansouri, field hockey defender
- 14 November - Stephen Hughes, footballer
- 12 December - Louise Carroll, field hockey defender
- 4 February - Alex Harvey, glam rock musician (born 1935)
- 20 October - Jimmy McGrory, footballer (born 1904)
- Alexander Reid, playwright (born 1914)
- Soft rock band Wet Wet Wet forms in Clydebank as "Vortex Motion".
- 1982 in the United Kingdom