Scotland School Holiday and Term Dates 2022

In preparation for the school year ahead, one of the most important things to get right is when your child should be at school. With different variations for each of the 32 Scottish counties, it can seem difficult to figure out when your child should be where.

Planning ahead can be invaluable, allowing you to make the most of your child’s time off and your family holidays in 2022, as well as ensuring they are in education when they need to be. 

To help you keep on top of everything, we’ve put together an easy guide to all the school term dates and holidays throughout Scotland. 📅


  1. General Scottish Term Dates
  2. Bank Holidays 2023
  3. Local Authorities

General Scotland Term Dates 2022/23

The Scottish school system can be confusing, but our guide will help you stay on top of everything you need to know. 

In Scotland, term dates and school holidays are decided individually by each of the 32 council areas. However, the table below will offer a general guide to the Scottish school holidays and term dates across the board. 


Start Date

End Date

Autumn, Term 1

Weds 17th August 2022

Fri 14th October 2022*

Autumn, Half-Term

Tue 20th October 2022

Mon 24th October 2022

Autumn, Term 2

Tue 25th October 2022

Tue 20th December 2022

Christmas Holiday 🎄

Wed 21st December 2022

Wed 4th January 2022

Spring, Term 3

Thur 5th January 2023

Fri 10th February 2023

Spring, Half-Term

Mon 13th February 2023

Fri 17th February 2023

Spring, Term 4

Mon 20th February 2023

Fri 31st March 2023

Easter Holiday 🐰

Mon 3rd April 2023

Fri 14th April 2023

Summer, Term 5

Mon 17th April 2023

Fri 28th April 2023

Summer, Half-Term

Mon 1st May 2023

Tue 2nd May 2023*

Summer, Term 6

Wed 3rd May 2023*

Wed 28th June 2023*

Summer Holiday 🏖️

Thur 29th June 2023

Tue 1st August 2023


Bank holidays in Scotland 2023

Monday 2nd January 2023 (Substitute for New Year’s Day)

Friday 7th April 2023 (Good Friday)

Monday 10th April (Easter Monday)

Monday 1st May (Early May bank holiday)

Monday 8th May (Coronation of King Charles III)

Monday 29th May (Spring Bank holiday)

Monday 7th August (August Bank Holiday)

Thursday 30th November (St Andrew's Day)

Monday 25th December 2023 (Christmas Day)

Tuesday 26th December 2023 (Boxing Day)

School Term Dates In Scottish Council Areas 

Schools within the 32 different Scottish council areas will observe different holidays, making it a lot more complicated to figure out term times for your child’s school. 🤷

Below are the links to each district’s school calendar so you easily add the dates to your family planning calendar. 

A - F

Aberdeen City



Argyll and Bute


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway


East Ayrshire

East Dunbartonshire

East Lothian

East Renfrewshire




G - O






North Ayrshire

North Lanarkshire


P - Z

Perth and Kinross


Scottish Borders

Shetland Islands

South Ayrshire

South Lanarkshire


West Dunbartonshire

West Lothian

 Figuring out complex school schedules can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be, with a little planning and a handy guide to help. To see a full list of all term dates, visit and search by your local council. 

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