Bank Holidays in Scotland in 2016

Scotland Upcoming Bank Holidays in Scotland

St Andrews Day
St Andrews Day

30 November 2016 This Regional holiday is in 39 days. Patron saint of Scotland. Designated as an official bank holiday in Scotland in 2006

Boxing Day
Boxing Day

26 December 2016 This National holiday is in 65 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Christmas Day (in lieu)
Christmas Day (in lieu)

27 December 2016 This National holiday is in 66 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

United Kingdom National and Regional Bank holidays of Scotland in 2016

Friday January 01 New Years Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Monday January 04 Day after New Years Day (in lieu) Scotland Only
Tuesday February 09 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 06 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday May 02 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 30 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 19 Fathers Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 01 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Sunday November 13 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Wednesday November 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
Monday December 26 Boxing Day
Tuesday December 27 Christmas 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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