THE DARK and cold nights of January often mean many of us start to think about when we might go on holiday this year and 2022 will offer even more days off than normal!

The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee and the UK will mark the occasion with an extra bank holiday in June. 

It's not the first time we've been given a day off for Royal celebrations - remember that glorious day in 2011 when Kate and Wills got hitched?

And the good news doesn't stop there for Scots.

Scotland usually benefits from more bank holidays than the rest of UK; we also have January 2 while other countries do not.

As we prepare to head into a bumper year for bank holidays, here are all the 2022 dates in Scotland...

What are the 2022 bank holiday dates in Scotland?

Monday, January 3 2022 (New Year's substitute day)

Tuesday, January 4 2022 (January 2 substitute day)

Friday, April 15 2022 (Good Friday)

Monday, May 2 2022 (Early May bank holiday)

Thursday, June 2 2022 (Spring bank holiday)

Friday June 3 2022 (Platinum Jubilee bank holiday)

Monday August 1 2022 (Summer bank holiday)

Wednesday November 30 2022 (St Andrew's Day)

Monday December 26 2022 (Boxing Day)

Tuesday December 27 (Christmas substitute day)