Calendar

Apr
28
Sun
2024
International Workers’ Memorial Day
Apr 28 all-day

International Workers’ Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured, or made unwell by their work.

It is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

The saltire(s) should be hoisted right up and then lowered to half-mast for the day.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

May
5
Sun
2024
Europe Day (Council of Europe)
May 5 all-day

Europe Day is celebrated annually on 5 May and 9 May.

The Council of Europe designates 5 May, the anniversary of the Council’s founding.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/5-may-europe-day

The European Union designates 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (1950).

https://european-union.europa.eu/principles-countries-history/symbols/europe-day_en

Neither date is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance, although the UK remains a member of the Council of Europe.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

Europe Day is listed on 9 May as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The European Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

May
6
Mon
2024
UK: Coronation of HM The King
May 6 all-day

The Coronation Day of HM The King is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

The Coronation Day of HM The King is also listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

May
9
Thu
2024
Europe Day (European Union)
May 9 all-day

Europe Day is celebrated annually on 5 May and 9 May.

The European Union designates 9 May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (1950).

https://european-union.europa.eu/principles-countries-history/symbols/europe-day_en

The Council of Europe designates 5 May, the anniversary of the Council’s founding.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/5-may-europe-day

Europe Day is listed on 9 May as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The European Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Neither date is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance, although the UK remains a member of the Council of Europe.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

May
17
Fri
2024
International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
May 17 all-day

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Jun
18
Tue
2024
Autistic Pride Day
Jun 18 all-day

Autistic Pride Day is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Jun
21
Fri
2024
Scotland: Birthday of the Duke of Rothesay
Jun 21 all-day

The birthday of the Duke of Rothesay (Prince of Wales) is listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

The Birthday of the Prince of Wales is also listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

Jun
29
Sat
2024
UK: Armed Forces Day
Jun 29 all-day

Armed Forces Day takes place each year on the last Saturday in June.

It is an official flag flying day in Scotland.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

The UK government does not designate it as an official flag flying day in the rest of the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

However the Senedd Cymru flies the Armed Forces Day flag on 24 June and throughout the preceding week.

https://senedd.wales/media/hl5dtuct/foi-574-final-redacted-response-saes.pdf

Jul
17
Wed
2024
UK: Birthday of HM The Queen
Jul 17 all-day

The Birthday of HM The Queen is listed as a flag flying day by UK government guidance.

The Union Flag is specified.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/designated-days-for-union-flag-flying

The Birthday of HM The Queen is also listed as a flag flying day by Scottish government guidance.

The Scottish Saltire is specified.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/

Aug
15
Thu
2024
Scotland: Birthday of the Princess Royal
Aug 15 all-day

The birthday of the Princess Royal is an official flag flying day only in Scotland, not in the rest of the UK.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/flag-flying-on-government-buildings/