Events from 1983 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II
- 11 May â" Aberdeen F.C. beat Real Madrid 2â"1 (after extra time) to win the European Cup Winner's Cup.
- 21 May â" Aberdeen beat Rangers 1-0 to win the Scottish Cup.
- 30 September â" Megget Reservoir officially opened.
- 5 October â" Harviestoun Brewery established.
- 24 October â" Dennis Nilsen goes on trial at the Central Criminal Court in London accused of six murders and two attempted murders. He confesses to murdering "15 or 16" young men.
- 4 November â" Dennis Nilsen is sentenced to life imprisonment.
- 20 December â" Aberdeen beat European Cup Winners Hamburg 2-0 to become the first Scottish club to win the UEFA Super Cup.
- Glasgow Central Mosque built.
- 1 January â" Mark Beaumont, adventurer
- 14 March â" Anas Sarwar, Labour politician
- 15 March â" Sean Biggerstaff, actor
- 8 June â" Allan Dick, field hockey goalkeeper
- 22 August â" Julie Kilpatrick, field hockey player
- 20 September â" Freya Ross, nÃ©e Murray, long-distance runner
- 30 September â" Louise Munn, field hockey defender
- 5 July â" Alec Cheyne, international footballer (born 1907)
- August â" Winifred Rushforth, psychoanalyst (born 1885)
- 26 August â" Major-General Douglas Wimberley, soldier (born 1896)
- 17 February â" Release of Bill Forsyth's film Local Hero.
- 6 September â" ITV broadcasts the Scottish Television-produced police procedural Killer, set in Glasgow, pilot for the series Taggart.
- 21 October â" Burrell Collection opened in Glasgow.
- Alternative rock band Del Amitri is formed in Glasgow.
- Alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain is formed in East Kilbride.
- Folk rock band The Proclaimers is formed by twins Craig and Charlie Reid of Auchtermuchty.
- Gael Turnbull publishes his poems From the Language of the Heart: Some Imitations from the Gaelic of Sine Reisideach in Glasgow.
- 1983 in the United Kingdom