Holidays in Scotland in 2016

scotland, United Kingdom National and Regional bank Holidays of Scotland, United Kingdom 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
Monday January 25 Burns Night Scotland only. Not a public holiday
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 Father's 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
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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