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Scotland bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Mon May Day Bank Holiday
Mon Spring Bank Holiday
Mon Summer Bank Holiday (except banks)
* Mon Summer Bank Holiday (banks only) Banks
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Boxing Day
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Recent News and Updates

24 Nov 2010 Scotland Will Declare Royal Wedding Public Holiday (The Scotsman-Edinburgh) A spokesman for Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has announced that the Cabinet had agreed that Friday, April 29, 2011, would also be a public holiday in Scotland.  25 Aug 2007 Scotland's First Minister Re-Affirms Commitment To Full Public Holiday Status For St-Andrew's Day (The Scotsman) In response to accusations that the SNP was going back on its promise to create a new public holiday on Saint Andrew's Day (November 30), Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, confirmed that the creation that new public holiday was still part of his party's platform.  25 Jul 2007 July 24 Selected For UK's Volunteer Day Pulic Holiday (The Telegraph) Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that he is set to make July 24 a national day for celebrating volunteering - and possibly make it a new bank holiday.  01 Dec 2006 (IFES Election Guide) Next Scottish parliamentary elections - May 3, 2007.  01 Dec 2006 Scotland Approves St Andrew's Day Holiday Bill (BBC) Last night, the St Andrew's Day Holiday Bill, to make November 30 an official public holiday, was approved unanimously by MSPs of the Scottish Parliament.  31 Aug 2006 (The Herald-Glasgow) There was a lot of discussion, in the late summer of 2006, in the Scottish press and in the Scottish Parliament, about making St Andrew's Day (November 30) a public holiday in Scotland only. But, so far, nothing has come of it.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Scotland public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that occur on a weekend are moved to the following Monday.  May Day Bank Holiday is sometimes referred to as Early May Bank Holiday.  St Andrew's Day was made an official but optional public hoiliday in late 2006. By "optional" one means that workers may choose to take this day off instead of one of the other official public holidays, but not in addition to. In practice, as of 2009, few people take this holiday and businesses run essentially unaffected on November 30th in Scotland.  Scotland International Codes GB and GBR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .uk (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Scotland information and news: Bank of England (Scotland central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Scotland maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Scotland), and Wikipedia (includes Scotland commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Scotland, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Scotland, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Scotland, before planning any trip to Scotland. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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