Bank Holidays in Scotland in 2018

Scotland When is the next Bank Holiday in Scotland?

Good Friday
Good Friday

30 March 2018 This National holiday is in 33 days. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of...

Early May Bank Holiday
Early May Bank Holiday

7 May 2018 This National holiday is in 71 days. This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the ...

Spring Bank Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday

28 May 2018 This National holiday is in 92 days. The second UK Bank Holiday in May which replaced Whit Monday in 1967

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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