Holidays in Scotland in 2012

scotland, United Kingdom National and Regional bank Holidays of Scotland, United Kingdom in 2012

Monday January 02 New Years Day (in lieu) First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Tuesday January 03 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Tuesday February 21 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday
Sunday March 18 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Friday April 06 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 23 St Georges Day England Only. Not a National holiday.
Monday May 07 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday June 04 May Bank Holiday Moves to June 4 in 2012 to create long weekend for Diamond Jubilee
Tuesday June 05 Queens Diamond Jubilee Special Holiday
Sunday June 17 Father's Day Third Sunday of June. Not a National Holiday
Monday August 06 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August.
Monday August 27 August Bank Holiday in August (except Scotland)
Friday November 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday December 26 Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday


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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