Public holidays

Public holidays 2017/18

Earlston

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 27 March
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Annual Trades - *Monday 24 July for two weeks
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Galashiels

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 27 March
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Braw Lads Gathering - Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July, (Braw Lads Week 24 June - 1 July)
  • Annual Trades - *Monday 24 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 2 October
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Hawick Area

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 17 April
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Common-Riding - Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June, (Common Riding Week 5 - 11 June)
  • Annual Trades - *Monday 24 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 9 October
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Innerleithen and Walkerburn Area

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 3 April
  • May Day - Monday 1 May (except for shops which will take 8 May to avoid conflict with the Edinburgh and Glasgow holidays)
  • Victoria Day - Monday 29 May
  • St Ronan's Day - Saturday 15 July (Festival week 9-15 July)
  • Annual Trades - Saturday 29 July for two weeks
  • Shop - Monday 31 July
  • St Andrew's Day - Monday 27 November
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Jedburgh

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Merchant's Holiday - Monday 6 March
  • Spring - Monday 27 March
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Callants' Festival - Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July, (Festival Week 2 - 8 July)
  • Annual Trades - *Commence on Monday 24 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 2 October
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Kelso

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 27 March
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • May/June - Monday 29 May (this date replaces Spittal Trip holiday)
  • Annual Civic Week - *Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July, (Annual Civic Week 16 - 22 July)
  • Autumn - Monday 2 October
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Melrose

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 27 March
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Melrosian Festival - Saturday 24 June
  • Annual Trades - *Commence on Monday 24 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 2 October
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Peebles

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 3 April
  • May Day - Monday 1 May (Except for shops which will take 8 May to avoid conflict with the Edinburgh and Glasgow holidays)
  • Victoria Day - Monday 29 May
  • Beltane - Saturday 24 June
  • Trades - Saturday 29 July for two weeks
  • Shop holiday - Monday 31 July
  • St Andrew's Day - Monday 27 November
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

Selkirk

  • New Year 2017 - Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 January
  • Spring - Monday 27 March
  • May Day - Monday 1 May
  • Common Riding - Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June, (Common Riding Week 10 - 16 June)
  • Annual Trades - *Commence on Monday 24 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 2 October
  • Christmas - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 December
  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January

* most shops and offices remain open.