Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is 30 November 2020 (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 2020, 2021 & 2022

New Year's Day01 January 202001 January 202103 January 2022*
2nd January02 January 202004 January 202104 January 2022*
Good Friday10 April 202002 April 202115 April 2022
Early May04 May 202003 May 202102 May 2022
Spring25 May 202031 May 202130 May 2022
Summer03 August 202002 August 202101 August 2022
St Andrew's Day30 November 202030 November 202130 November 2022
Christmas Day25 December 202027 December 2021*26 December 2022
Boxing Day28 December 2020*28 December 2021*27 December 2022*


  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.