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 includes 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.


Expectation versus reality: Holyrood’s original steering group deliver their assessment of the Scottish Parliament at twenty

Expectation versus reality: Holyrood’s original steering group deliver their assessment of the Scottish Parliament at twenty

Scottish Parliament’s 20th anniversary – information about the Ceremony

The full line-up has been announced for Saturday’s ceremony celebrating the Scottish Parliament’s 20th Anniversary.

Makar’s new work to be performed at Holyrood’s 20th Anniversary

Scots Makar, Jackie Kay will write and perform a specially-commissioned new piece of poetry before Her Majesty The Queen and MSPs to mark 20 years of the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Parliament opens its doors to celebrate 20th Anniversary

People from across Scotland are invited to help the Scottish Parliament celebrate its 20th anniversary as it throws its doors open for a fun filled day at Holyrood on Saturday 29 June.

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.

One-Minute Film competition

As part of its 20th-year anniversary, the Scottish Parliament worked in partnership with Creative Media Network Scotland to commission students and modern apprentices to make one-minute films.

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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