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Eilean Siar Council & LEA School Holidays and Term Dates

Eilean Siar Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Eilean Siar LEA.


Eilean Siar Council School Term and Holiday Dates are sourced from the Eilean Siar LEA.

2016/2017 Eilean Siar 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 Wednesday October 26, 2016 Wednesday December 21, 2016
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Thursday January 5, 2017 Friday March 31, 2017
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Tuesday April 18, 2017 Friday June 30, 2017
Summer Holidays

2017/2018 Eilean Siar Council School Holiday and Term Dates


Term / Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term Dates Tuesday August 15, 2017 Friday October 6, 2017
Autumn Half Term
Autumn Term Dates Monday October 16, 2017 Thursday December 21, 2017
Christmas Holidays
Spring Term Dates Monday January 8, 2018 Thursday February 8, 2018
Spring Half Term
Spring Term Dates Wednesday February 14, 2018 Wednesday March 28, 2018
Easter Holidays
Summer Term Dates Monday April 16, 2018 Tuesday June 26, 2018
Summer Holidays

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The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is the council area responsible for the islands of the Outer Hebrides and is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It is also the only one that has retained a Gaelic name. It is a small council area in terms of the numbers of schools as there are just 27 primary school and 10 secondary schools. There is also a single further education college, Lews Castle College in Stornoway. School dates do vary a little between schools but generally, the year beings on 17th August with breaks for October half term on14th to 25th. The term finishes on 21st December for the Christmas holidays and resumes again on 5th January. There is a February half term from 8th to 13th February and the Easter break 2017 starts 31st March until 18th April. The final term ends 30th June with a holiday on 1st May.

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