Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is 30 November 2015 (St Andrew's 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 2015, 2016 & 2017

New Year's Day01 January 201501 January 201602 January 2017*
2nd January02 January 201504 January 2016*03 January 2017*
Good Friday03 April 201525 March 201614 April 2017
Early May04 May 201502 May 201601 May 2017
Spring25 May 201530 May 201629 May 2017
Summer03 August 201501 August 201607 August 2017
St Andrew's Day30 November 201530 November 201630 November 2017
Christmas Day25 December 201526 December 2016*25 December 2017
Boxing Day28 December 2015*27 December 2016*26 December 2017


  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.