Christmas at the Scottish Parliament


What are your plans for this festive period?

We hope they include a trip to the Scottish Parliament, because we’ve been busy planning and have a host of winter treats for you to enjoy!

Our always-popular free tour has been given a Christmas makeover for one day only (make sure to keep Saturday 16th December free in your diaries), and afterwards you can continue the festivi-teas by enjoying a tasty Queensberry Christmas Tea.

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Event Free Exhibition

Scottish Press Photography Exhibition

Open until 8 February 2018
Angie Isac Nature photo of bird

Picture by Calumet Photographer of the Year – Angie Isac, freelance photographer.

The Scottish Press Photography Awards celebrate the depth and range of Scotland’s photographers who capture images that stick in the mind long after news headlines have faded. Featuring images from across a wide spectrum of subjects including football, politics, news and nature.

Following the September announcement of the winning photographers, their photographs will be on display as part of the 2017 Festival of Politics in October until February 2018.

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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