City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Public Holidays


Boxing Day Bank Holiday

A Boxing Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 26th December the day after Christmas Day.

Christmas Day

A Christmas Day Bank Holiday takes place on the 25th December if it's a weekday.

Autumn Holiday: Edinburgh Holiday

Today is the Autumn Public Holiday in Edinburgh.

Council Offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.

Spring Holiday: Public Holiday

Today is a public holiday in Edinburgh.

It's a local holiday, so many businesses will not adhere to it.

Council offices and libraries will be open, but schools will be shut.

Edinburgh Trades Holiday

A public holiday marks the start of the Edinburgh trade holidays fortnight. Many businesses take a holiday today.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a local public holiday in Edinburgh held on the day after the Christian celebration of Easter (Easter Sunday).

St. Andrew's Day

Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew's Day 2010

St. Andrew's Day commemorates Scotland's patron saint and is a Scottish Bank Holiday, although employers are not obliged to give employees time off. St. Andrew's Day is marked on 30th November every year. If that date is on the weekend, the St. Andrew's Day Bank Holiday takes place on the following Monday 1st or 2nd December.

2nd January Bank Holiday

One of two Scottish Bank Holidays that are observed at the beginning of January.

Further info about Scottish Bank holidays

New Year's Day Public Holiday

The new year starts with an extra day off work (for most).

Victoria Day - Edinburgh Public Holiday

Victoria Day is a public holiday in Edinburgh. The day harks back to the heyday of the British Empire, with the cause of celebration a British monarch, Queen Victoria, who died over a hundred years ago. Queen Victoria was born on 20 June 1819 and died on 22 January 1901 after a 63 year reign.