Free Exhibition

World Press Photo 2018

1 – 25 August 2018

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 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

Find out how to visit the Scottish Parliament

Free Exhibition

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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