Bank Holidays in Scotland in 2017

Scotland When is the next Bank Holiday in Scotland?

St Andrews Day
St Andrews Day

30 November 2017 This Regional holiday is in 5 days. Patron saint of Scotland. Designated as an official bank holiday in Scotland in 2006

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 30 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 31 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

United Kingdom National and Regional Bank holidays of Scotland in 2017

Sunday January 01 New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Monday January 02 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Tuesday January 03 New Year's Day (in lieu) Scotland Only
Tuesday February 28 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 26 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday May 01 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 29 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 18 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 07 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Sunday November 12 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Thursday November 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 Boxing Day


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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