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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 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday 22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday  6 May 2019 May Day
    Wednesday  29 May 2019 May Holiday
    Friday 5 July 2019 Summer Holiday
    Monday  22 July 2019 Summer
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 2 January 2020 New Year holiday

     

  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran

    Friday 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday 22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May day
    Monday 27 May 2019
    May holiday
    Friday
    20 September 2019 Autumn holiday
    Monday 23 September 2019 Autumn holiday
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019
    Boxing day
    Wednesday 1 January 2019 New Year's day
    Thursday 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

    Friday 19 April 2019 Good Friday
    Monday  22 April 2019 Easter Monday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May Day
    Monday 7 October 2019 Autumn
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas Day
    Thursday  26 December 2019 Boxing Day
    Wednesday   1 January 2020 New Years Day
    Thursday  2 January 2020 New Years holiday

  • 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 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday 22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May Day
    Monday 27 May 2019 May holiday
    Monday 15 July 2019 Summer holiday
    Monday 30 September 2019 September
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 2 January 2020 New Year's holiday
         
    Inverclyde     
    Friday 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday  22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May day
    Monday 27 May 2019 May holiday
    Monday   1 July 2019 Summer holiday
    Monday   2 September 2019 September
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday
    1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 
    2 January 2020 New Year's holiday
         
    Renfrewshire     
    Friday  19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday  22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday  6 May 2019 May day
    Monday   27 May 2019 May Monday
    Monday   5 August 2019 Summer
    Monday   30 September 2019 September
    Wednesday  25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday
    1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday
    2 January 2020 New Year's holiday
         
    Lomond
     
    TBA TBA
    TBA
  • NHS Highland

    Friday 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday 22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May day
    Friday 5 July 2019
    Summer holiday
    Monday 5 August 2019 Summer
    Friday 18 October 2019
    Autumn holiday
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday  1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 2 January 2020 New Year's holiday
         
    Argyle & Bute
       
    Friday 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday  22 April 2019
    Easter Monday 
    Monday   6 May 2019 May day
    Monday 13 May 2019 May holiday
    Monday 8 July 2019 Summer holiday
    Monday  23 September 2019 September
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day 
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 2 January 2020 New Year's holiday
  • NHS Lanarkshire

     

     Friday  30 March 2018 Easter 2018
     Monday 2 April 2018 Easter 2018
     Monday 28 May 2018 Spring 2018
     Monday 24 September 2018 Autumn 2018
     Tuesday 25 December 2018 Christmas 2018
     Wednesday 26 December 2018 Christmas 2018
     Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year 2019
     Wednesday  2 January 2019 New Year 2019

    Additional days for Medics only (2 days):

    Monday 16 July 2018
    Friday 21 September 2018

     
  • 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 8 April 2019 Spring holiday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May holiday
    Monday 22 July 2019 Mid-summer holiday
    Monday  7 October 2019 Autumn holiday
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 2 January 2020 New Year's holiday
  • NHS Western Isles

    Friday 19 April 2019
    Good Friday
    Monday 22 April 2019
    Easter Monday
    Monday 6 May 2019 May day
    Monday 5 August 2019 Summer
    Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas day
    Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing day
    Wednesday 1 January 2020 New Year's day
    Thursday 2 January 2020 New Year's holiday