5 February 2013 – A conference in southern Scotland is announced for the summer to discuss news coverage of the region by ITV Border which was considered unsatisfactory. The event aims at involving broadcasters and politicians and to be hosted by Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce.
19 March – It is reported that Channel 4 will screen a documentary The Murder Trial showing footage of the trial of Nat Fraser, who in 2012 was convicted of the murder of his estranged wife, Arlene.
21 May – The BBC announces £5m worth of investment in new programming ahead of the 2014 independence referendum.
13 June – Comedian Rory Bremner presents Rory Goes to Holyrood, a one-off comedy programme for BBC Scotland that takes a satirical look at Scottish politics and the independence debate. The show was conceived as a way of injecting some comedy into a subject that has suffered from an absence of humour.
17 June – A report in The Scotsman claims that Scotland lost out on the chance to play host to the fantasy television series Game of Thrones because of a lack of studio facilities. The series was instead produced in Northern Ireland.
20 November – At the Salford Media Festival in Manchester, Culture SecretaryFiona Hyslop says that an independent Scotland would have a new licence fee funded broadcaster based on the assets and staff of BBC Scotland.
13 November – announcement of transmission changes that were being carried out on Freeview to support separate broadcasts to the sub-region of ITV Border Scotland. The technical change allows new services to begin broadcasting in January 2014.