Public holidays

Public holidays 2018/19

Earlston

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • Annual Trades - *Monday 23 July for two weeks
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Galashiels

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • Braw Lads Gathering - Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June, (Braw Lads Week 22 June - 1 July)
  • Annual Trades - *Monday 23 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 1 October
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Hawick Area

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • Common-Riding - Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June, (Common Riding Week 4 - 10 June)
  • Annual Trades - *Monday 23 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 8 October
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Innerleithen and Walkerburn Area

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 2 April
  • May Day - Monday 7 May (except for shops which will take 14 May to avoid conflict with the Edinburgh and Glasgow holidays)
  • Victoria Day - Monday 28 May
  • St Ronan's Day - Saturday 14 July (Festival week 8-14 July)
  • Annual Trades - Saturday 28 July for two weeks
  • Shop - Monday 30 July
  • St Andrew's Day - Monday 3 December
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Jedburgh

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Merchant's Holiday - Monday 5 March
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • Callants' Festival - Friday 13 July, (Festival Weeks 30 June - 13 July)
  • Annual Trades - *Commence on Monday 23 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 1 October
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Kelso

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • May/June - Monday 28 May (this date replaces Spittal Trip holiday)
  • Annual Civic Week - *Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July, (Annual Civic Week 15 - 21 July)
  • Autumn - Monday 1 October
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Melrose

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • Melrosian Festival - Saturday 23 June
  • Annual Trades - *Commence on Monday 23 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 1 October
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Peebles

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 2 April
  • May Day - Monday 7 May (Except for shops which will take 14 May to avoid conflict with the Edinburgh and Glasgow holidays)
  • Victoria Day - Monday 28 May
  • Beltane - Saturday 23 June
  • Trades - Saturday 28 July for two weeks
  • Shop holiday - Monday 30 July
  • St Andrew's Day - Monday 3 December
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

Selkirk

  • New Year 2018 - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 January
  • Spring - Monday 26 March
  • May Day - Monday 7 May
  • Common Riding - Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June, (Common Riding Week 9 - 15 June)
  • Annual Trades - *Commence on Monday 23 July for two weeks
  • Autumn - Monday 1 October
  • Christmas - Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December
  • New Year 2019 - Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 January

* most shops and offices remain open.