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Public holidays in Scotland

The number of public holidays to which medical staff are entitled is set out in the contract of employment and the precise dates can vary between, and even within, employing authorities.

All medical staff are entitled to 10 public holidays per annum. The actual days designated as public holidays will be agreed through the local negotiating committee (LNC).

By local agreement, two of the public holiday days may be converted to a period of annual leave.

*Junior doctors only

  • Golden Jubilee National Hospital

    Friday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018 Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May holiday
    Monday  24 September 2018 September weekend
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
  • National services Scotland

    Friday 30 March 2018
     
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wedsday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year holiday

     

    Plus 2 other days (one Spring and one Autumn) agreed locally by NSS sites

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran

    Friday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May day
    Monday 28 May 2018
    May holiday
    Friday
    21 September 2018 Autumn holiday
    Monday 24 September 2018 Autumn holiday
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday 26 December 2018
    Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
  • NHS borders

    TBC

  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway

    Monday 12 Feb 2018
    February holiday
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May day
    Monday 27 August 2018
    Late August holiday
    Monday 15 October 2018 October holiday
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wedsday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year holiday
  • NHS Fife

    TBC

  • NHS Forth Valley

    Friday 30 March
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018 Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May holiday
    Monday 2 July 2018 Summer holiday
    Monday 3 September 2018
    September weekend
    Monday 15 October 2018 Autumn holiday
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
  • NHS Grampian

    TBC

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Monday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May day
    Monday 28 May 2018 May Monday
    Monday 16 July 2018 Fair Monday
    Monday 24 September 2018 Autumn holiday
    Monday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Tuesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
         
    Inverclyde     
    Friday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday  2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday  7 May 2018 May day
    Monday  28 May 2018 May Monday
    Monday   2 July 2018 Fair Monday
    Monday   3 September 2018 Autumn holiday
    Tuesday  25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday  26 December 2008 Boxing day
    Tuesday
    1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday
    2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
         
    Renfrewshire     
    Friday  30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday  2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday  7 May 2018 May day
    Monday   28 May 2018 May Monday
    Monday   6 August 2018 Fair Monday
    Monday   24 September 2018 Autumn holiday
    Tuesday   25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday   26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday
    1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday
    2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
         
    Lomond
     
    TBA TBA
    TBA
  • NHS Highland

    Friday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May day
    Friday 6 July 2018
    Summer holiday
    Monday 6 August 2018 Summer holiday
    Friday 19 October 2018
    Autumn holiday
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
         
    Argyle & Bute
       
    Friday TBA
    Good Friday
    Monday  TBA
    Easter Monday 
    Monday   TBA May day
    Monday TBA May holiday
    Monday TBA Summer holiday
    Monday  TBA Autumn holiday 
    Monday   TBA Christmas day 
    Tuesday   TBA Boxing day
    Monday TBA New Year's day
    Tuesday  TBA New Year's holiday
  • NHS Lanarkshire

    TBC

  • NHS Lothian

    Friday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May day
    Monday 21 May 2018 For junior doctors only
    Friday 14 September 2018 For junior doctors only
    Monday   17 September 2018 September weekend
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday
    1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
  • NHS Orkney

    TBC

  • NHS Shetland

    TBC

  • NHS Tayside

    Monday 2 April 2018 Spring holiday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May holiday
    Monday 23 July 2018 Mid-summer holiday
    Monday  8 October 2018 Autumn holiday
    Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday
  • NHS Western Isles

    Monday 30 March 2018
    Good Friday
    Monday 2 April 2018
    Easter Monday
    Monday 7 May 2018 May day
    Monday 6 August 2018 August holiday
    Monday 25 December 2018 Christmas day
    Tuesday 26 December 2018 Boxing day
    Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Wednesday 2 January 2019 New Year's holiday