Public & National Holidays in Scotland

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the United Kingdom. It is full of life, joy and celebrations. There are many public and national holidays which are being celebrated in Scotland according to Georgian calendar. The holidays are mostly celebrated on different days in each region or city.

Instructions

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    Holidays in January


    1st - New Year's Day

    The first two days of this month are off for everyone in the country for New Year’s celebrations.

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    Holidays in February


    1st Monday - Winter Holiday

    The first Monday is off in Inverness as a Winter Holiday to say goodbye to winter.

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    Holidays in March


    1st Monday - Easter holiday

    The first Monday is off, but only in Inverness to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.. Furthermore, the last Monday is off in Lochaber. Furthermore, Easter holiday is variable. It is celebrated on Friday as Good Friday in Falkirk, East Dunbartonshire, Ayr, Dumfries and Galloway, Paisley, Stirling, Edinburgh, Inverclyde, Kilmarnock, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. Additionally, it is celebrated on Monday as Easter Monday in Ayr, Edinburgh, Falkirk, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Kilmarnock, North Lanarkshire, Paisley, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

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    Holidays in April


    Mondays - Spring Holiday

    Different cities take Spring Holiday on Mondays. First Monday is off in Carnoustie and Monifieth area, Dundee, Fife, Scottish Borders, Inverness, Perth. Second Monday is off in Angus, expect Carnoustie and Monifieth area, Elgin. Besides, third Monday is off in Edinburgh only (if it would coincide with Easter Monday, it is move to the proceeding week). In addition, the last Monday is given off in Inverclyde.

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    Holidays in May


    1st Monday - Labour Day

    First Monday is off in the whole country because of Labour Day to acknowledge the efforts of all the labours around the world. Tuesday after the first Monday is off in Clydebank, Stirling as Victoria Day or Spring Holiday. Last Monday (but strictly before May 24) is off in Edinburgh as Spring Holiday or Victoria Day. Fourth Monday is off in Perth for the same holiday. Last Monday is off in Ayr, Dundee*, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Paisley*, South Lanarkshire.

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    Holidays in June


    1st Monday - Victoria Day or Spring Holiday

    First Monday is off in Galashiels, Inverclyde, Fife to celebrate Victoria Day in the honour of Queen Victoria's birthday and Spring Holiday. Tuesday and second Thursday is off in Linlithgow for Linlithgow Marches celebrations. Second Thursday is off in Lanark because of Lanimer Day. Last Monday is off in Elgin because of Fair Holiday.

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    Holidays in July


    1st Monday - Fair Holiday

    Saturday proceeding the first Monday is Fair Holiday in Edinburgh. It is related to the old fair custom which is actually held. The fist Monday is Fair Holiday in Falkirk and Inverness. Furthermore, first Friday is off in Galashiels because of Braw Lads Gathering. The second and third Monday is Fair Holiday in Aberdeen and Arbroath, Fife, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire apart from Lanark. Fourth Friday is off in Scottish Borders as Fair Holiday while last Monday is off in Dundee as Fair Holiday.

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    Holidays in August


    1st Monday - Fair Holiday

    Only first Monday is off in Paisley as Fair Holiday to enjoy the old fair custom.

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    Holidays in September


    Mondays - Late Summer Holiday and Autumn Holiday

    First and second Monday is off for Late Summer Holiday and Battle of Stirling Bridge in Elgin, Inverclyde and Falkirk, Pert and Stirling. The third Friday and Monday after it are off in Ayr and Kilmarnock for Ayr Gold Cup. Third Monday is off as Autumn Holiday in Edinburgh. Last Monday is off as Autumn Holiday in Aberdeen, Angus except Carnoustie and Monifieth area, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Paisley, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire.

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    Holidays in October


    1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday - Autumn Holiday

    To celebrate Autumn season, first Monday is off as Autumn Holiday in Carnoustie and Monifieth area, Dundee, Inverness, Perth. Second Monday is off at Scottish Borders and third Monday is off only in Elgin and Fife to celebrate Autumn Holiday.

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    Holidays in November


    1st - Samhain Holiday

    Celebrated in Inverness as the ending of harvest season.

    30th - St. Andrew’s Day

    Celebrated in Angus, Fife, Scottish Borders in the memory of St. Andrew’s Day.

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    Holidays in December


    25th - Christmas

    Whole country celebrates birthday of Jesus Christ.

    26th - Boxing Day

    On this day servants and tradesmen receives gifts from their employers.

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