Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day).

Scottish bank holidays include two days that are not celebrated across the rest of the United Kingdom, 2nd January and St Andrew's Day (30th November). The Scottish summer bank holiday remained as the first Monday in August, one of the originally defined Bank Holidays from the 1871 Act of Parliament, when the rest of the United Kingdom changed the summer bank holiday to the 31st August.

The table below gives the bank holiday dates for 2018, 2019 & 2020

New Year's DayMonday, January 1, 2018Tuesday, January 1, 2019Wednesday, January 1, 2020
2nd JanuaryTuesday, January 2, 2018Wednesday, January 2, 2019Thursday, January 2, 2020
Good FridayFriday, March 30, 2018Friday, April 19, 2019Friday, April 10, 2020
Early MayMonday, May 7, 2018Monday, May 6, 2019Monday, May 4, 2020
SpringMonday, May 28, 2018Monday, May 27, 2019Monday, May 25, 2020
SummerMonday, August 6, 2018Monday, August 5, 2019Monday, August 3, 2020
St Andrew's DayFriday, November 30, 2018Monday, December 2, 2019*Monday, November 30, 2020
Christmas DayTuesday, December 25, 2018Wednesday, December 25, 2019Friday, December 25, 2020
Boxing DayWednesday, December 26, 2018Thursday, December 26, 2019Monday, December 28, 2020*


  1. * Indicates a substitute day - A substitute day occurs when a public or bank holiday occurs on a Saturday, Sunday or a Bank Holiday. In these cases the substitute day occurs, normally the following Monday. In the case of two consecutive holidays (e.g. Christmas Day and Boxing Day) this can be the following Tuesday if the holidays fall on the Saturday and Sunday.
  2. Bank Holidays that never fall on a weekend (e.g Good Friday, Easter Monday) will never have substitute days

Scottish Government Site giving details of bank holidays and other public holidays.