Public Holidays


Whilst on your training programme you will follow the Public Holidays of the Board where you are working on Placement - please see below.

The public holidays in the National Waiting Times Centre for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays for NHS Ayrshire & Arran for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 21 September 2018
  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The remaining public holidays for NHS Borders in 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 8 October 2018
  • 25 December 2018              
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019                   
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays in NHS Fife for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 1 October 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays for NHS Forth Valley for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 2 July 2018
  • 3 September 2018
  • 15 October 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays in NHS Grampian are as follows:

  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019
  • 22 April 2019
  • 6 May 2019
  • 8 July 2019

The public holidays for NHS Highland for 2018/19 are as follows: 

NHS Highland H&SCP (excluding Argyll & Bute H&SCP):

  • 30 March 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 6 August 2018
  • 19 October 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

In addition as the Medics have 10 public holidays they will take the 8 agreed above and via their LNC agree the other 2 dates. Dates agreed for Medical & Dental Staff only are:

  • 2 April 2018
  • 6 July 2018

For NHS Highland Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

In addition as the A&B Medics have 10 public holidays they will take the 8 agreed above and via their LNC agree the other 2 dates. Dates agreed for A&B Medical & Dental Staff only are:

  • 14 May 2018
  • 9 July 2018

The public holidays in NHS Lanarkshire for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 28 May 2018
  • 16 July 2018
  • 21 September 2018
  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays in NHS Lothian for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 21 May 2018
  • 14 September 2018
  • 17 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays in NHS Orkney for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 13 August 2018
  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The remaining public holidays in NHS Shetland for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 24 September 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019
  • 30 January 2019

The public holidays for NHS Western Isles for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 30 March 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 6 August 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019

The public holidays in NHS Dumfries & Galloway for 2018/19 are as follows:

  • 27 August 2018
  • 15 October 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019
  • 22 April 2019
  • 6 May 2019
  • 26 August 2019

The public holidays in NHS Tayside for the 2018/19 financial year are as follows:

  • 2 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 23 July 2018
  • 8 October 2018
  • 25 December 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 1 January 2019
  • 2 January 2019