Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is Monday, December 26, 2016 (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 2016, 2017 & 2018

New Year's DayFriday, January 1, 2016Monday, January 2, 2017*Monday, January 1, 2018
2nd JanuaryMonday, January 4, 2016*Tuesday, January 3, 2017*Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Good FridayFriday, March 25, 2016Friday, April 14, 2017Friday, March 30, 2018
Early MayMonday, May 2, 2016Monday, May 1, 2017Monday, May 7, 2018
SpringMonday, May 30, 2016Monday, May 29, 2017Monday, May 28, 2018
SummerMonday, August 1, 2016Monday, August 7, 2017Monday, August 6, 2018
St Andrew's DayWednesday, November 30, 2016Thursday, November 30, 2017Friday, November 30, 2018
Christmas DayMonday, December 26, 2016*Monday, December 25, 2017Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Boxing DayTuesday, December 27, 2016*Tuesday, December 26, 2017Wednesday, December 26, 2018


  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.