Bank Holidays in Scotland in 2019

Scotland When is the next Bank Holiday in Scotland?

Spring Bank Holiday
Spring Bank Holiday

27 May 2019 This National holiday is Tomorrow. The second UK Bank Holiday in May which replaced Whit Monday in 1967

August Bank Holiday
August Bank Holiday

5 August 2019 This Regional holiday is in 71 days. Scotland only. This holiday is observed on the first Monday in August

St Andrews Day (observed)
St Andrews Day (observed)

2 December 2019 This Regional holiday is in 190 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 2019

Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day First Monday if 1st is Saturday or Sunday
Wednesday January 02 Day after New Years Day Scotland Only
Friday January 25 Burns Night Scotland only. Not a public holiday
Tuesday March 05 Pancake Tuesday Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday
Sunday March 31 Mothering Sunday Not a National Holiday
Friday April 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday May 06 Early May Bank Holiday First Monday in May
Monday May 27 Spring Bank Holiday Last Monday in May
Sunday June 16 Father's Day 3rd Sunday in June. Not a public holiday
Monday August 05 August Bank Holiday Scotland Only. First Monday in August. Banks are open
Sunday November 10 Remembrance Sunday Not a public holiday. Sunday closest to 11 November
Monday December 02 St Andrews Day (observed) Scotland Only. If November 30 falls on a weekend, the next Monday is a bank holiday instead
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday 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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