Today, Monday 5th August 2013 is an official Scottish Bank Holiday yet very few people, let alone companies actually know about it. Most of this country will adhere to the late UK summer holiday on 26th August.
Now throw into the mix the many local holidays in Scotland where different towns and regions have traditional holiday week's or fortnights throughout the summer where some businesses close then the whole mis-match of holiday dates is muddied even further.
A few years ago we lined ourselves up with the Scottish Governments list of bank holidays (see earlier link) a sensible move you would think since we are a Scottish company doing business in Scotland, but we have quickly found that we can be caught out by giving electricians this day off because the majority of our customers are still working.
We never make it easy to do business in this country do we.