Today, July 16th 2019, is a school holiday! (Summer holiday 2019).
The 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 Holiday||Start date||End date||Week|
|Christmas holiday 2018||24-12-2018(Week: 52)||04-01-2019(Week: 01)||52 - 01|
|REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council.|
|Mid term break 2019||11-02-2019(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 2019||01-04-2019(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 2019||24-05-2019(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 2019||01-07-2019(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 2019||07-10-2019(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 2019||23-12-2019(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.|