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Edinburgh on a bank holiday

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Wingedharpy Sat 17-Aug-13 19:16:30

Looking for some local knowledge here please.
I've just realised, somewhat belatedly, that the day trip to Edinburgh which I've arranged, falls on a bank holiday (26th August).
As the plan was for a shopping trip, have I cocked up here?
Will the shops all be shut or will it be Sunday hours or what?
Can anyone advise?

MrsPresley Sat 17-Aug-13 19:21:25

Business as usual, no bank holiday here smile

RunnerHasbeen Sat 17-Aug-13 19:22:07

I'm pretty sure that is only an English bank holiday, not a Scottish one. If I'm wrong, the big shops will all be open and almost everything else, except perhaps the odd small independent shop. All museums and attractions will be open. The festival is still on, so the town should be busy. Nothing to worry about.

Lones80 Sat 17-Aug-13 19:22:37

I don't think it's a bank holiday in Scotland that day, even if it is the shops will still be open.

Graceparkhill Sat 17-Aug-13 19:24:29

Agree with others- not a bank holiday but even if it were all the shops would be open!

Wingedharpy Sun 18-Aug-13 00:00:41

Thank-you ladies.
I will do my best to help boost the Scottish economy.
Can't wait.

bekind Mon 19-Aug-13 18:30:26

No bank holiday and no English Sunday trading laws either. End of festival so pretty messy in some places! However it really is a great city for shopping and culture and food too.

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