1999 in Scottish television
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This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1999.
- 20 January – The UK government asys no political pressure was applied to the BBC over its decision not to give Scotland a separate version of the Six O'Clock News.
- 30 April – Launch of the digital channel S2, the Scottish equivalent of ITV2.
- 6–7 May – Television coverage of the 1999 Scottish Parliament general election.
- 12 May – The Scottish Parliament meets in Edinburgh for its first session. Proceedings have been televised from the outset.
- 1 October – Death of Lena Zavaroni, the Scottish child singer and television presenter.
- 4 October – Launch of Newsnight Scotland, the BBC Scotland opt-out of the main Newsnight programme on BBC Two.
- 31 October – Establishment of TeleG, Scotland's first daily Gaelic language digital channel.
- 13 January – Chewin' the Fat on BBC One Scotland (1999–2002)
- 4 October – Newsnight Scotland on BBC Two Scotland (1999–present)
- 1 January – Harry and the Wrinklies (1999–2002)
- Scotsport (1957–2008)
- Reporting Scotland (1968–1983; 1984–present)
- Scotland Today (1972–2009)
- Sportscene (1975–present)
- Public Account (1976–present)
- The Beechgrove Garden (1978–present)
- Grampian Today (1980–2009)
- High Road (1980–2003)
- Taggart (1983–present)
- Crossfire (1984–2004)
- Wheel of Fortune (1988–2001)
- Win, Lose or Draw (1990–2004)
- Telefios (1993–2000)
- Only an Excuse? (1993–present)
Ending this year
- 3 December – Fun House (1989–1999)
- 1 October – Lena Zavaroni, 35, child singer and television presenter