This document is a chronological history of the creation of the non-household competitive water market in Scotland. As well as providing a timeline of the key events and decisions leading up to the market’s opening in April 2008 (and then forward to the present day), the history also links to the relevant documents produced by the Commission and others. We hope this history will be a useful resource to those wanting to understand how the market opening project developed over time, and how the market has changed and adapted since its opening.