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Dumfries and Galloway Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

Dumfries and Galloway Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Dumfries and Galloway LEA.


Dumfries and Galloway Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Dumfries and Galloway LEA.

2016/2017 Dumfries and Galloway Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Thursday August 18, 2016 Friday October 14, 2016
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 31, 2016 Wednesday December 21, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Thursday January 5, 2017 Friday February 10, 2017
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Thursday February 16, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Friday June 30, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Dumfries and Galloway Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Monday August 21, 2017 Friday October 13, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 30, 2017 Thursday December 21, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Thursday January 4, 2018 Friday February 9, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Thursday February 15, 2018 Thursday March 29, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Friday June 29, 2018
Summer Holidays

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Dumfries and Galloway is one of the 21 unitary council areas in Scotland and is overseen by the Dumfries and Galloway Council. The authority is based in Dumfries and is responsible for setting school holiday dates and half term dates for the 130 schools within the council area. This is composed of 101 primary and 16 secondary schools as well as one nursery, 10 special schools and two further education colleges – Barony College in Parkgate and Dumfries and Galloway College in Heathenhall. School starts 18th August and the term ends 21st December with the October half term running 17th to 28th October. School starts again after Christmas holidays 2016 on 5th January until 31st March with a mid-term break from 13th – 15th February. Easter holidays run from 3rd April to 17th April and the summer term runs until 30th June. There is the May half term on 1st May.

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