Current & Future Events, Exhibitions & Displays

Penguins hop between cliff edges - a promotional image for the World Press Photo 2018 exhibition to be held at the Scottish Parliament in August.

This summer, World Press Photo returns to the Scottish Parliament! We’ll be hosting the exhibition this year between Wednesday 1st August to Saturday 25th August (closed on Sundays) from 10am – 5pm, and entry is free.

WPP showcases some of the most powerful and thought-provoking images of the past year. The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures which have contributed to visual journalism throughout 2017, split into the below categories:

  • Contemporary Issues
  • Environment
  • General News
  • Long-Term Projects
  • Nature
  • People
  • Sports
  • Spot News

This year 73,000 images were submitted by 4,500 photographers from 125 countries. To find out more about the contest, and see the full list of nominees, visit


The 14th Festival of Politics will take place at the Scottish Parliament from 10-13 October.

The full programme of over 40 events will be announced in September - until then you can buy tickets for FoP's 6 headline acts: Rt Hon Lord Michael Heseltine, Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Ben Okri, Darren McGarvey aka Loki, Professor Mary Beard and Sir Tom Devine OBE.

For more information visit



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