Scottish Bank Holidays

Statutory bank holidays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A public holiday was announced in 2010 to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year - 60 years after taking the reign.