Calendar

May
9
Fri
2025
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
Sat
2025
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
Wed
2025
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/

Nov
20
Thu
2025
International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov 20 all-day

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance honours those murdered as a result of transphobia.

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

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

Dec
1
Mon
2025
World AIDS Day
Dec 1 all-day

World AIDS Day takes place annually on 1 December. It is an international day first held in 1988 and dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.

World AIDS Day is an official flag flying day in Scotland but not in the rest of the UK.

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

Feb
1
Sun
2026
LGBT+ History Month
Feb 1 all-day

The start of LGBT+ History Month 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/

Apr
28
Tue
2026
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
9
Sat
2026
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
Sun
2026
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
Thu
2026
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/