2009 Festival of Politics is most successful ever


This year’s Festival of Politics has attracted the biggest number of visitors ever. More than 4,200 people attended the 38 events at the five-day-long festival which ended on Saturday – a 23 per cent increase on last year’s number of attendees.

Final day of festival celebrates Burns


The life and work of Robbie Burns take centre stage at a number of events on the final day of the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics.

A taste of Cuban culture on day four of Parliament festival


On the fourth day of the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics, members of the public can come to Holyrood and take part in debates on hot climates and political hot potatoes.

Presiding Officer recalls Parliament


The Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP announced today he had taken the decision to recall Parliament on Monday.

Author and political heavyweights at third day of festival


The economy and gender equality are among the topics being discussed today at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics.

International outlook for day two of Festival of Politics


The Festival of Politics takes on an international flavour on day two of the 2009 programme. Debates and discussions of a political theme will take audiences from the British Empire to China via the world wide web.

Festival of Politics opens for fifth year


An inspiring programme of debate and drama starts today as the Scottish Parliament’s fifth Festival of Politics opens for an extended five-day run.

Presiding Officer's statement on request to recall Parliament


The Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson MSP announced today that he had taken a decision not to recall Parliament.

Member of Scottish Youth Parliament stars in Holyrood exhibition


Claire Ewing, a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Dunfermline West, will feature in a unique art exhibition illustrating 10 personal experiences of the Scottish Parliament when it opens in Dunfermline next Monday.

World Press Photo exhibition opens at Holyrood


The world’s premier photojournalism exhibition opens again at the Scottish Parliament for the fourth year running on Friday 7 August, alongside a series of unique events.

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