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Bank Holidays in Scotland – 2019 Calendar

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As an HR Manager you surely love to organise yourself and plan things. That is why Factorial is going to tell you all about Bank Holidays 2019 in the UK but specifically about Bank Holidays in Scotland. To help you plan and manage it all even better this year!

In the UK despite having some general national Holidays, Bank Holidays varies from a country to another. 6 of those Bank Holidays are nationwide, 2 only takes place in England and Wales, 3 in Scotland and 4 in Northern Ireland. So depending from were your offices are located your employees will enjoy a different amount of free days.

But we are here to talk about Bank Holidays in Scotland so let’s detail theirs! As local bank holidays, Scotland have the Second of January, the August Bank Holiday, the St Andrew’s Day.

Scotland Bank Holidays for 2019:


  • January 1st, New Year’s Day
  • January 2nd, Second January


  • April 19th, Good Friday


  • May 6th, Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
  • May 27th, Spring Bank Holiday


  • August 5th, August Bank Holiday


  • December 2nd,  Saint Andrew’s Day
  • December 25th, Christmas Day
  • December 26th, Boxing Day


Bank Holidays in Scotland 2019

Second of January

In Scotland, contrary to the rest of the UK, the second of January is a Bank Holiday. This Bank Holiday allows family to keep on celebrating Hogmanay (another way of calling the celebration of New Year’s Eve in Scotland) for one more day. Usually the day is spent relaxing or recovering from the past days with family or with close friends.

Bank Holidays in Scotland

August Bank Holiday 2019

Usually in the UK, August Bank Holiday takes place on the last Monday of August, but in Scotland it takes place the Monday after the first weekend of August. Originally the Summer Bank Holiday was created for people to be able to “spend the day playing and attending cricket” which seems legit for the UK. But nowadays it is usually used to enjoy a longer weekend in the middle of the summer season in family.

Saint Andrew’s Day 2019

Contrary to lots of Banks Holidays that have existed for multiple decades, Saint Andrew’s Day have only been a public holiday for 12 years (since 2007). Saint Andrew’s Day have been established as a public Holiday in order to support traditional Scotish celebrations.

Associated to Saint Andrew’s Day, lots of Folkloric fests are organised throughout Scotland.

Bank Holidays in Scotland

Why using Factorial instead of a traditional calendar?

At Factorial every year we update our UK Bank Holiday calendar to be up to date with every region public holidays.
By joining Factorial for free, you will have access to an updated calendar without having to worrying about importing the public holidays to your calendar. You will even be able to customize your own company days off!

Sign up now for free on Factorial to start saving time with our smart Bank Holidays Calendar 2019.

Banner Management Days off Bank Holidays 2019

However, if you still want a physical copy of our Bank Holidays 2019 Calendar, you can download it here for free in PDF and start planning everyone holidays in the company!

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