Events from 1985 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II
- 1 June - Scottish Bus Group reorganised into new regional companies.
- 10 September - Scotland national football team manager Jock Stein, 62, collapses and dies from a heart attack at the end of his team's 1-1 draw with Wales at Ninian Park, Cardiff, which secured Scotland's place in the World Cup qualification playoff.
- 20 November - The Scotland national football team, managed on an interim basis by Aberdeen boss Alex Ferguson, beat Australia 2-0 in the World Cup qualifying play-off first leg at Hampden Park with goals from Davie Cooper (who scored in the game against Wales two months ago) and the debutant Frank McAvennie.
- 23 November - Scott Brash, showjumper
- 27 January - Robert McLellan, playwright (born 1907)
- 29 January - Chic Murray, comedian (born 1919)
- 7 April - Willie MacRae, Scottish National Party politician and lawyer (born 1923)
- 10 September - Jock Stein, football player and manager (born 1922)
- 7 November - Alexander Thom, aerodynamicist and archaeoastronomer (born 1894)
- 24 December - Erich Schaedler, football player, by suicide (born 1949)
- 10 May - First performance of Peter Maxwell Davies' orchestral piece Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise.
- 11 August - A memorial to Hugh MacDiarmid is unveiled near his home at Langholm.
- Deacon Blue form in Glasgow.
- 1985 in the United Kingdom