City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish Bank 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.

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.

Spring Bank Holiday in Scotland

Spring Bank Holiday in Scotland, although in Edinburgh Victoria Day is marked more widely.

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).

Good Friday

Good Friday is part of Easter, a Christian holiday, marking the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

May Day Bank Holiday

The early May Bank Holiday in Scotland falls on the first Monday of May.

Summer Bank Holiday

A Summer Bank Holiday - one of the general Bank Holidays For Scotland - although not necessarily a public holiday for all, particularly here in Edinburgh.

Six Hours of Olympic Opening Ceremony Celebrations Planned

Olympic torch 2012

Those wanting to enjoy all the celebrations for next Friday's Olympic Games opening may need the planning of a marathon runner.