Silver and gold
The mace was designed and crafted by Michael Lloyd. It is made from silver and of gold panned from Scottish rivers.
The inlaid gold band symbolises the relationship between the Parliament, its people and the land.
Engraved on the head of the mace are the words 'Wisdom, Justice, Compassion and Integrity' - these are a reference to the ideals that the people of Scotland aspire to for their Members of Parliament.
The founding of the Scottish Parliament is commemorated by the words ‘There shall be a Scottish Parliament - The Scotland Act 1998'.
The mace was presented by Her Majesty The Queen at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament, 1 July 1999.
The gold was donated by Scottish Gold Panners.