Top events in Scotland

December
30

Scotland celebrates the New Year like nowhere else and Edinburgh's own Hogmanay is billed as the biggest and best in the world. Over three days...

December
31

New Year's Eve celebrations offer the best in Scottish themed entertainment and activities including Highland Dancing, pipe bands, free...

January
01

For a quarter of a century, brave swimmers have been bringing in the New Year with a bracing dip in the Forth. Participants join a grand parade...

Scotland Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Holidays falling on the weekend are observed the following Monday.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
January
02
2nd January
Start date:
2 January 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
May
02
Early May Bank Holiday
Start date:
2 May 2016
May
30
Spring Bank Holiday
Start date:
30 May 2016
August
01
Summer Bank Holiday
Start date:
1 August 2016
November
30
St Andrew's Day
Start date:
30 November 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
January
02
2nd January
Start date:
2 January 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
May
01
Early May Bank Holiday
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
29
Spring Bank Holiday
Start date:
29 May 2017
August
07
Summer Bank Holiday
Start date:
7 August 2017
November
30
St Andrew's Day
Start date:
30 November 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
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