Events from 1990 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II
- 17 March - Rugby union: Scotland beat England 13-7 at Murrayfield to win the Calcutta Cup. The win also clinches the 1990 Five Nations Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown for Scotland.
- 29 April - Stephen Hendry, 21, becomes the youngest ever world snooker champion.
- 3 May - Scottish local Regional elections held.
- 12 May - Aberdeen beat Celtic 9â"8 on penalties to win the Scottish Cup.
- 13 July - The Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990 receives the Royal Assent.
- August - Privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group begins with sale of Lowland Scottish in a management-employee buy-out.
- 29 November - Labour win by-elections in Paisley South and Paisley North, retaining both seats despite swings to the SNP of 11.7% and 14% respectively.
Arts and literature
- 22 August - James MacMillan's symphonic piece The Confession of Isobel Gowdie premieres at The Proms in London.
- 13 September - Iain M. Banks' science fiction novel Use of Weapons is published.
- 5 October - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall opens in Sauchiehall Street.
- 22 April - Eve Muirhead, curler
- 29 June - Kim Little, footballer
- 11 July - Lynsey Sharp, middle-distance runner
- 25 November - Eilish McColgan, middle-distance runner
- 6 January - Ian Charleson, actor (born 1949)
- 14 January - Gordon Jackson, actor (born 1923)
- 12 August - Roy Williamson, folk musician (born 1936)
- 4 November - David Stirling, army officer, founder of the Special Air Service (born 1915)
- Stephens Orr, society photographer
- 1990 in the United Kingdom