Bank Holidays

What is a bank holiday?

Do they differ in Scotland?

Is everyone entitled to a bank holiday?

Find out in frequently asked questions on bank holidays.

Bank Holidays in Scotland

Holidays 

2012

2013 2014 2015
New Years Day Jan 1  Jan 1  Jan 1  Jan 1
2nd January

Jan2 *

 Jan 2  Jan 2  Jan 2
Good Friday

Apr 6

 Mar 29  Apr 18  Apr 3
Early May Bank Holiday

May 7

 May 6  May 5  May 4
Spring Bank Holiday

June 4*

 May 27  May 26  May 25

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

June 5

- - -
Summer Bank Holiday

Aug 6

 Aug 5  Aug 4  Aug 3
St. Andrew's Day#

Nov 30

 Nov 30  Nov 30  Nov 30
Christmas Day

Dec 25

 Dec 25  Dec 25  Dec 25
Boxing Day

Dec 26

 Dec 26  Dec 26  Dec 28*
         
*substitute day        
         
# St Andrew's Day
 
       

The dates shown in bold are days set subject to Royal Proclamation, as they are in addition to those set out in Schedule 1 to the Financial Dealings Act 1971