Events from 1993 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II
- 5 January - Oil tanker MVÂ Braer runs aground on Shetland, spilling 84,700 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. She is broken up by the following Braer Storm of January 1993.
- 1 April
- The Council Tax replaces the Community Charge as a means of raising revenue for local government.
- Glasgow Caledonian University is created by merger of Glasgow Polytechnic and The Queen's College, Glasgow.
- 8 May - A new Methodist church building at Haroldswick on Shetland is dedicated, the most northerly church in the British Isles.
- 27 May - The Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1993, which increases the penalties for cruelty to animals, receives the Royal Assent.
- 29 May - Rangers F.C. beat Aberdeen 2-1 to win the Scottish Cup. >
- July - Jim McLean steps down as manager of Dundee United after a reign of 21 years and seven months.
- 15 July - Rangers sign Duncan Ferguson for Â£4 million from Dundee United, a record fee between two British clubs.
- 13 September - Andy Roxburgh resigns after seven years as manager of the Scotland national football team, who now have virtually no hope of qualifying for next summer's World Cup.
- 1 November - Craig Brown appointed manager of the Scotland national football team.
- 18 January - Arthur Donaldson, former Scottish National Party leader (born 1901)
- 21 July - John Crichton-Stuart, 6th Marquess of Bute, architectural conservationist (born 1933 in London)
- 11 October - Andy Stewart, singer (born 1933)
- 24 October - Jo Grimond, former Liberal Party leader (born 1913)
- April - St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art opens in Glasgow.
- August 30 - Irvine Welsh's novel Trainspotting is released at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
- December - English writer Jo Rowling moves to Edinburgh where she works on her first Harry Potter novel.
- Peter Howson is appointed British official war artist in the Bosnian War.
- 1993 in the United Kingdom