Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is Thursday, November 30, 2017 (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 2017, 2018 & 2019

New Year's DayMonday, January 2, 2017*Monday, January 1, 2018Tuesday, January 1, 2019
2nd JanuaryTuesday, January 3, 2017*Tuesday, January 2, 2018Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Good FridayFriday, April 14, 2017Friday, March 30, 2018Friday, April 19, 2019
Early MayMonday, May 1, 2017Monday, May 7, 2018Monday, May 6, 2019
SpringMonday, May 29, 2017Monday, May 28, 2018Monday, May 27, 2019
SummerMonday, August 7, 2017Monday, August 6, 2018Monday, August 5, 2019
St Andrew's DayThursday, November 30, 2017Friday, November 30, 2018Monday, December 2, 2019*
Christmas DayMonday, December 25, 2017Tuesday, December 25, 2018Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Boxing DayTuesday, December 26, 2017Wednesday, December 26, 2018Thursday, December 26, 2019


  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.