Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is 02 August 2021 (Summer).

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 2021, 2022 & 2023

Holiday202120222023
New Year's Day01 January 202103 January 2022*02 January 2023*
2nd January04 January 202104 January 2022*03 January 2023*
Good Friday02 April 202115 April 202207 April 2023
Early May03 May 202102 May 202201 May 2023
Spring31 May 202130 May 202229 May 2023
Summer02 August 202101 August 202207 August 2023
St Andrew's Day30 November 202130 November 202230 November 2023
Christmas Day27 December 2021*26 December 202225 December 2023
Boxing Day28 December 2021*27 December 2022*26 December 2023

Notes:

  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.