Bank and public holidays 2018 (Scotland)
Although in general there is no statutory obligation on employers to observe bank holidays, they are widely observed. The bank and public holiday dates are set out below.
|New Year's Day||1 January (Monday)|
|2 January||2 January (Tuesday)|
|Good Friday||30 March (Friday)|
|May bank holiday||7 May (Monday)|
|Spring bank holiday||28 May (Monday)|
|Summer bank holiday||6 August (Monday)|
|St Andrew's day||30 November (Friday)|
|Christmas Day||25 December (Tuesday)|
|Boxing Day||26 December (Wednesday)|
FAQs answers frequently asked questions on bank holidays:
- Can bank holidays be included in a worker's statutory leave entitlement?
- Are employees entitled to time off for bank holidays in addition to the statutory minimum annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks?
- Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays?
- Is an employee who is required to work on bank holidays entitled to extra pay?
Additional information on bank holidays is available in Line manager briefings > Annual leave.
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