Holidays in Scotland in 2017

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