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Lou Scannon1,357 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Are there any occasions when a Public Holiday in England isn't applicable in Scotland/Wales/NI?

If so, and the BBC One and/or "Channel 3" network schedules have a shorter regional news slot, then presumably Scotland/Wales/NI are forced to have shorter regional news despite it being a normal weekday for them?

Conversely, viewers in the Border Scotland area will get a full 30-minute Lookaround as per usual on e.g. 2nd January and 30th November.
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Inspector Sands14,159 posts since 25 Aug 2004

True, shame England and Wales are not treated the same and given their respective saints days as a holiday.

St George's day is on a bad day to have a Bank Holiday. Its potentially only a week before the May Day Bank Holiday and is still within the period that Easter can fall.


2011 is a good example, we already had 22nd and 25th April as bank holidays because of Easter. And the 1st May. Then we were also given 29th April for the Royal Wedding. Try squeezing St George's Day into that lot.
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Neil Jones5,847 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Prior to 1837 I think it was the UK (or the Bank of England at least) used to observe all manner of holidays including various saints and religious festivals, it was the forerunner principle to the modern day Bank Holiday. 33 of them apparently used to be observed, including presumably St George's Day. Apparently, in a "I did not know that" style, it also moves its official celebration date when Easter gets in the way

The forerunner of the modern bank holidays dates from 1871.
Steve Williams2,925 posts since 1 Aug 2008
Are there any occasions when a Public Holiday in England isn't applicable in Scotland/Wales/NI?

If so, and the BBC One and/or "Channel 3" network schedules have a shorter regional news slot, then presumably Scotland/Wales/NI are forced to have shorter regional news despite it being a normal weekday for them?


BBC Scotland have quite frequently shown a full-length Reporting Scotland on what is the August Bank Holiday in the rest of the UK, opting out of whatever programme is after the news.
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Markymark7,484 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Are there any occasions when a Public Holiday in England isn't applicable in Scotland/Wales/NI?

If so, and the BBC One and/or "Channel 3" network schedules have a shorter regional news slot, then presumably Scotland/Wales/NI are forced to have shorter regional news despite it being a normal weekday for them?


BBC Scotland have quite frequently shown a full-length Reporting Scotland on what is the August Bank Holiday in the rest of the UK, opting out of whatever programme is after the news.


Some cites (Edinburgh ?) in Scotland I think have/had local 'Public Holidays', back in 2007 we had a city break in Edinburgh, landed at 8am Monday at the airport, and there was virtually no traffic on the road into the city. Had no idea what was going on until the hotel receptionist explained !
Lou Scannon1,357 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West
Are there any occasions when a Public Holiday in England isn't applicable in Scotland/Wales/NI?

If so, and the BBC One and/or "Channel 3" network schedules have a shorter regional news slot, then presumably Scotland/Wales/NI are forced to have shorter regional news despite it being a normal weekday for them?


BBC Scotland have quite frequently shown a full-length Reporting Scotland on what is the August Bank Holiday in the rest of the UK, opting out of whatever programme is after the news.


If the network BBC One schedule on such a bank holiday consisted of, say, a 5-10 minute regional slot immediately after the national news, followed by an expendable 30-minute programme (which Scotland could drop), would they have a 35-40 minute Reporting Scotland? Or a 30-minuter, followed by some short filler (e.g. a reversioned Coast, or whatever)?
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thegeek5,211 posts since 1 Jan 2002
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Are there any occasions when a Public Holiday in England isn't applicable in Scotland/Wales/NI?

If so, and the BBC One and/or "Channel 3" network schedules have a shorter regional news slot, then presumably Scotland/Wales/NI are forced to have shorter regional news despite it being a normal weekday for them?


BBC Scotland have quite frequently shown a full-length Reporting Scotland on what is the August Bank Holiday in the rest of the UK, opting out of whatever programme is after the news.


If the network BBC One schedule on such a bank holiday consisted of, say, a 5-10 minute regional slot immediately after the national news, followed by an expendable 30-minute programme (which Scotland could drop), would they have a 35-40 minute Reporting Scotland? Or a 30-minuter, followed by some short filler (e.g. a reversioned Coast, or whatever)?

The day in question last year included a 20 minute reversion of Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, which ought to answer your question Smile
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