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What Do We Learn From All This?

3 – 20 September

Bringing Scotland’s national World War One centenary programme to a close, What Do We Learn From All Th1s? is a unique new installation telling Scotland’s WW1 story from the perspective of 100 young artists from across the country.

Combining traditional printmaking with innovative technologies, the exhibition tells 100 stories gathered from all corners of Scotland. The matrices used to develop each of the artist’s unique prints will be mounted on wooden plinths arranged in a map of Scotland, with augmented reality technology allowing visitors to explore each story in detail with an iPad.

From the sacrifices made at the frontline to the vital effort on the home front, the installation takes in a diverse range of stories and subjects that will resonate throughout Scotland, providing an all-encompassing overview of the nation’s immeasurable contribution to the war.

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World Press Photo 2019

31 July – 24 August

The World Press Photo Exhibition

This summer, World Press Photo returns to the Scottish Parliament! We’ll be hosting the exhibition this year between Wednesday 31st July to Saturday 24th 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 2018, split into the below categories:

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

This year 78,801 images were submitted by 4,738 photographers from 129 countries. To find out more about the contest, and see the full list of nominees, visit

For more updates about the exhibition, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content, RSVP to our World Press Photo event on Facebook.

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A Parliament for the People

Open year round

Ceud mìle fàilte. A hundred thousand welcomes.

The Scottish Parliament welcomes visitors from Scotland and across the globe who want to learn about one of the youngest parliaments in the world.

A Parliament for the People is a new exhibition which will introduce you to the role of the Scottish Parliament and the ways in which you can get involved, and give you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s fascinating parliamentary history.

Getting Involved with Your Scottish Parliament

Do you know what powers are devolved to the Scottish Parliament? Discover more about how Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) pass laws on matters which affect the lives of everyone in Scotland. The exhibition will also give you the chance to explore campaigns, petitions and the impact of changing laws on people’s lives through featuring campaign stories of people who have been actively involved with the Scottish Parliament.

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