No current school holidayToday, December 10th 2018, is not an official school holiday in Scotland.

Upcoming school holidayThe next school holiday in Scotland starts 24-12-2018 (Christmas holiday 2018). See details below.

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.

School Holiday Dates Scotland 2018

Below you see the school holiday dates for Scotland 2018. Please note: these are guidelines.

School holidays Scotland 2018 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 201722-12-201707-01-201851 - 01
 REMARK: Some school close and resume some days earlier.
Mid term break 201812-02-201820-02-201807 - 08
 REMARK: From 1 day to 1 week in this period. Most councils two days. E.g. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Noth and South Lanarkshire, West-Lothian: 12 and 13 February 2018.
Easter holidays 201830-03-201813-04-201813 - 15
 REMARK: Most councils in this period. Some exceptions possible. E.g. Edinburgh (until 16-4-2018) or West Lothian (26 March 2018 - 6 April 2018).
May holiday / weekend 201825-05-201828-05-201821 - 22
 REMARK: Only long weekend, not every council, exceptions possible. Councils with may holiday: e.g. North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, City of Dundee. West Lothian 7 and 8 May 2018.
Summer holiday 201827-06-201820-08-201826 - 34
 REMARK: Begin and start date may vary a bit per council. Most schools start somewhere in week 33.
September Weekend 201821-09-201824-09-201838 - 39
 REMARK: Does not apply to all councils. Sometimes only one day or not at all. However, most councils in this period. Does apply to Glasgow, North- and South Lanarkshire, Aberdeen and Renfrewshire. Some exceptions possible, e.g. West Lothian (14-17 September 2018).
Autumn/mid term break 201808-10-201826-10-201841 - 43
 REMARK: One or two weeks in this period per council. Always check with your children's school.
Week 41-42: e.g. Fife, City of Dundee.
Week 42-43: e.g. Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Dunfries of Galloway.
Only week 42: e.g. Falkirk, North- and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, West Lothian.
Christmas holiday 201824-12-201804-01-201952 - 01
 REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council.

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.

School holidays Scotland 2019 - All dates are subject to errors and changes
School HolidayStart dateEnd dateWeek
Christmas holiday 201824-12-201804-01-201952 - 01
 REMARK: Start and end dates may vary a bit per council.
Mid term break 201911-02-201913-02-201907
 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 201901-04-201912-04-201914 - 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 201924-05-201927-05-201921 - 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 201901-07-201920-08-201927 - 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.