Scottish Bank Holidays

The date of the next Scottish Bank Holiday is Monday, August 3, 2020 (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 2020, 2021 & 2022

New Year's DayWednesday, January 1, 2020Friday, January 1, 2021Monday, January 3, 2022*
2nd JanuaryThursday, January 2, 2020Monday, January 4, 2021Tuesday, January 4, 2022*
Good FridayFriday, April 10, 2020Friday, April 2, 2021Friday, April 15, 2022
Early MayMonday, May 4, 2020Monday, May 3, 2021Monday, May 2, 2022
SpringMonday, May 25, 2020Monday, May 31, 2021Monday, May 30, 2022
SummerMonday, August 3, 2020Monday, August 2, 2021Monday, August 1, 2022
St Andrew's DayMonday, November 30, 2020Tuesday, November 30, 2021Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Christmas DayFriday, December 25, 2020Monday, December 27, 2021*Monday, December 26, 2022
Boxing DayMonday, December 28, 2020*Tuesday, December 28, 2021*Tuesday, December 27, 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.