Events in 2008 in Scotland
- Monarch â" Elizabeth II
- First Minister and Keeper of the Great Seal - Alex Salmond
- January - First phase of Whitelee Wind Farm, which will be the largest wind farm in Europe, begins feeding electricity to the grid.
- 6 April - The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 comes into force.
- 19 May - First ScotRail reopens the railway line from Stirling to Alloa for passengers.
- 4 June - Gretna F.C., just relegated from the Scottish Premier League, go out of business with debts of Â£4million.
- 7 July - The Antonine Wall, part of the ancient Roman limes, is designated as a World Heritage Site.
- 6 November - Labour party wins the Glenrothes by-election.
- 14 November - 16-year-old Nicolle Earley kills 63-year-old Ann Gray in her home in Crosshill, Fife.
- 19 November - Clackmannanshire Bridge over the Firth of Forth at Kincardine is opened to traffic.
- 20 November - Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon is named Scottish Politician of the Year.
- 18 December - Woolworths announce their 807 UK stores will close by 5 January 2009.
- 27 December - First 17 of Woolworths branches in Scotland close, with rest to follow shortly.
- 8 October - John Bannerman, historian of Gaelic Scotland (born 1932)
- 5 November - Ian Anderson, footballer (born 1954)
- 18 December - Hannah Frank, visual artist (born 1908)
- Alternative hip hop group Young Fathers forms in Edinburgh.
- Timeline of Scottish history
- 2008 in the United Kingdom