Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is 25 December 2014 (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 2014, 2015 & 2016

New Year's Day01 January 201401 January 201501 January 2016
2nd January02 January 201402 January 201504 January 2016*
Good Friday06 April 201403 April 201525 March 2016
Early May07 May 201404 May 201502 May 2016
Spring26 May 201425 May 201530 May 2016
Summer04 August 201403 August 201501 August 2016
St Andrew's Day01 December 2014*30 November 201530 November 2016
Christmas Day25 December 201425 December 201526 December 2016*
Boxing Day26 December 201428 December 2015*27 December 2016*


  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.