Bank Holidays in Scotland in 2018

Scotland When is the next Bank Holiday in Scotland?

Spring Bank Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday

28 May 2018 This National holiday is in 7 days. The second UK Bank Holiday in May which replaced Whit Monday in 1967

August Bank Holiday
August Bank Holiday

6 August 2018 This Regional holiday is in 77 days. Scotland only. This holiday is observed on the first Monday in August

St Andrews Day
St Andrews Day

30 November 2018 This Regional holiday is in 193 days. Patron saint of Scotland. Designated as an official bank holiday in Scotland in 2006

United Kingdom National and Regional Bank holidays of Scotland in 2018

Monday January 01 New Year's Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Tuesday January 02 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Thursday January 25 Burns Night Scotland only. Not a public holiday
Tuesday February 13 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 11 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday May 07 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 28 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 17 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 06 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August
Sunday November 11 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Friday November 30 St Andrews Day Scotland Only
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day
Wednesday 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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