The start of the year brought some time for reflection, with this Bowie tribute at the Kelvingrove.
The Beast from the East hit in late February, virtually closing down parts of the country.
These deer were spotted enjoying the snow as they walked down a street in Dunkeld in the early hours of the morning 🦌 pic.twitter.com/t3wYERnLAc— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) February 28, 2018
But this inspirational tale of a surgeon battling through the snow brought admiration from far and wide.
April saw some unusual visitors along the River Clyde as some orca put in an appearance.
One of the most poignant stories of the year came with the untimely death of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.
An act of generosity in June came in the direction of a peace event in the south of Scotland.
Defiance and dignity marked the response from 21-year-old Blair Wilson to a despicable homophobic attack.
Blair Wilson posted a defiant selfie after he was targeted in a violent homophobic attack, leaving him with a black eye and blood running down his face (via BBC The Social) https://t.co/1S3LsxSkdL pic.twitter.com/e97HdlrIzf— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) July 13, 2018
August saw an unusual form of messaging for the modern age, in the shape of a proposal on a cow.
This story from September is a warning not to tick the box 'I am a terrorist'.
One of the most emotional videos of the year, not a proposal this time but a new arrival.
When you never thought you'd be a dad again. Alisdair, from Paisley, got a shock when his wife Natalie presented him with a mystery parcel. 👶 pic.twitter.com/lJeZGpnJkH— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) October 8, 2018
Sometimes you have to join in, even if it is the Baby Shark.
Nicola Sturgeon does the Baby Shark dance, with a little help from some young visitors pic.twitter.com/4r5VGEt4zK— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) November 23, 2018
And sometimes the message is a bit more serious.