Event

The Festival of Politics 2018

10 – 13 October 2018

The Festival of Politics returns on Wednesday 10 October 2018 for more debate, music and film!

We’ve announced this year’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.

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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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