School Holidays Scotland 2019

No current school holidayToday, August 23rd 2019, is not an official school holiday in Scotland.

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in Scotland starts 07-10-2019 (Autumn/mid term break 2019).

On this page you’ll find the dates for the Scottish school holidays. In Scotland there are small regional differences. In the tables below these differences are mentioned. If possible always inform about the exact dates at your children’s school. Also see the page with the school holidays of the United Kingdom.

Scottish School Holiday Dates 2019

Below you see the school holiday dates for Scotland 2019, as far as known to this date. Please note: these are guidelines. Due to in-service days and other arrangements start and end dates may vary a bit by school.

School holidays Scotland 2019 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 201824-12-2018(Week: 52)04-01-2019(Week: 01)52 - 01
 REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council.
Mid term break 201911-02-2019(Week: 07)13-02-2019(Week: 07)07
 REMARK: From 1 day to 1 week in this period. However, most councils these three days, e.g. Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, West-Lothian.
Exceptions possible, e.g. Edinburgh (11-15 February 2019), Fife (14-15 February 2019), Highland and West Lothian (18-19 February 2019), City of Dundee (15-19 February 2019).
Spring Holiday 201901-04-2019(Week: 14)12-04-2019(Week: 15)14 - 15
 REMARK: Applies to most councils. Some exceptions possible, e.g. Edinburgh, West Lothian and Highland (8-22 April 2019), Fife (5-19 April 2019), West Lothian (26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018) or Dumfries and Galloway (15-26 April 2019).
May Weekend 201924-05-2019(Week: 21)27-05-2019(Week: 22)21 - 22
 REMARK: Only long weekend, not every council, exceptions possible. Councils with May Weekend, e.g. Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, City of Dundee.
In most councils schools are also closed 6 and 7 May.
Summer holiday 201901-07-2019(Week: 27)20-08-2019(Week: 34)27 - 34
 REMARK: Begin and end date may vary a bit per council and school. Most schools start somewhere in week 33. Please check with your children's school to be sure.
Autumn/mid term break 201907-10-2019(Week: 41)25-10-2019(Week: 43)41 - 43
 REMARK: One or two weeks in this period per council.
Week 41-42: Angus, Argyll and Bute, Dundee, Fife, Perth and Kinross.
Week 42-43: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands.
Only week 42: Clackmannanshire, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian.
Christmas holiday 201923-12-2019(Week: 52)03-01-2020(Week: 01)52 - 01
 REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council due to in-service days or other circumstances.