20 years of the Scottish Parliament

A year-long programme is marking 20 years since the creation of the Scottish Parliament.

Designed to showcase the positive impact the Parliament has had on the lives of those living in Scotland over the last two decades, the programme will include the launch of a new public exhibition telling the story of the Parliament; a series of family days; and a national photography competition to find the best images illustrating Holyrood’s 20-year history.

The highlight of the programme will be an event in the Debating Chamber on Saturday 29 June, marking almost 20 years to the day since the Parliament officially assumed its legal powers. As well as the Chamber event, the Parliament will later that day open its doors to the people of Scotland for an afternoon of celebration and commemoration.

Win tickets to see Her Majesty The Queen address Parliament’s 20th Anniversary

Ten members of the public will have the best seats in the house as they watch Her Majesty The Queen address the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 29th June.

Oral history project

The Scottish Parliament oral history project aims to capture otherwise untold memories from those who have worked at the Parliament over the past 20 years.

Family Days at the Scottish Parliament introduce kids to the wonders of science

The Scottish Parliament is throwing open its doors to families during the Easter holidays, with a wide variety of activities for children of all ages to explore the world of science.

Take a virtual tour of Holyrood from anywhere in the world

The Scottish Parliament has launched a new immersive video experience allowing people to take a virtual tour of the iconic building from anywhere in the world.

Her Majesty The Queen to address Scottish Parliament

Her Majesty The Queen is to address the Scottish Parliament as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations it has been announced today.

Parliament launches search for 1 July babies

The Scottish Parliament has today launched a search for all the babies who were born on 1 July 1999, the same day that the Scottish Parliament was established.

Presiding Officer launches Scotland wide tour to strengthen engagement with local communities

As part of the Scottish Parliament’s 20th anniversary programme, the Presiding Officer has today announced that he is to visit every region in Scotland to reaffirm the importance of Holyrood’s engagement with local communities.

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