The Making of the Scottish Parliament

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Key Principles

In 1997, work began on shaping the type of Parliament Scotland would have. Find out the key principles the Parliament is based on.

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Scotland Act

The Scotland Act set up the Scottish Parliament and the way it works. Find out more about it.

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Timeline

Try our interactive timeline to find out about the development of Parliaments in Scotland since 1285