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This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1972.
- 1 March – Border begins broadcasting in colour transmissions from the Selkirk transmitter.
- 14 March – BBC 1 Scotland has been on air for twenty years.
- 25 March – The 17th Eurovision Song Contest is held at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Luxembourg wins the contest with the song "Après toi", performed by Vicky Leandros.
- 11 September – Inaugural broadcast of Scottish Television's regional news programme Scotland Today. The programme is only broadcast for ten months each year, taking a break each summer.
- Unknown – Construction begins on a new STV base in Renfield Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow on land opposite the Theatre Royal site.
- 29 January – Hugh McDermott, 63, actor
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