Bank Holidays in Scotland in 2015

Scotland Upcoming Bank Holidays in Scotland

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2015 This National holiday is in 24 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Boxing Day (in lieu)
Boxing Day (in lieu)

28 December 2015 This National holiday is in 27 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

New Years Day
New Years Day

1 January 2016 This National holiday is in 31 days. New Years Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar,...

United Kingdom National and Regional Bank holidays of Scotland in 2015

Thursday January 01 New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Friday January 02 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Saturday February 14 St Valentines Day Not a public holiday
Tuesday February 17 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 15 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 06 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Monday May 04 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 25 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 21 Fathers Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 03 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Sunday November 08 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Monday November 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
Friday December 25 Christmas Day
Saturday December 26 Boxing Day
Monday December 28 Boxing Day (in lieu)


National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • Within the United Kingdom, there is no legal definition of what constitutes a public holiday in and it is debatable whether public holidays technically exist in Scotland. The term public holiday is often confused with bank holidays.
  • In England and Wales a bank holiday tends automatically to be a public holiday and the day is generally observed as a holiday. In Scotland this may not always the case.

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