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The Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Public holidays and rest days

26.—(1) The Scottish Ministers shall determine the circumstances and manner in which a member of a police force shall be granted leave or otherwise compensated in respect of time spent on duty on–

(a)public holidays; or

(b)rostered rest days,

and in this regulation “rostered rest day”, in relation to a member of a police force who is required to do duty on that day, means a day which according to the duty roster was, immediately before that member was so required to do duty, to have been a rest day for that member.

(2) In making a determination under paragraph (1) the Scottish Ministers may confer on the chief constable discretion–

(a)to fix the time at which, or the day on which, a period commences for the purposes of the determination;

(b)to fix the period within which time off in compensation for time spent on duty as mentioned in that paragraph is to be granted;

(c)to fix a limit on the time occupied by a member of a police force in travelling to and from that member’s place of duty which is to be included in a period of duty for the purposes of the determination.

(3) In this regulation “public holiday” means Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and each of 6 other days, being as far as practicable local public holidays and in any year where Christmas Day, 26th December or New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday the 6 other days shall be increased by 1 for each day on which Christmas Day, 26th December or New Year’s Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

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