Session 4 Events and Exhibitions

Below is a gallery of previous events and exhibitions which have taken place in the Scottish Parliament since the start of the Fourth Session. For more information on any of the events below please contact the Events and Exhibitions Team  at

Unknown, 2013 by Alison Kinnaird

Alison Kinnaird - Unknown

Unknown, 2013 by Alison Kinnaird. On display in the Main Hall, Saturday 4 October – Saturday 1 November 2014

Presiding Officer Rt Hon Tricia  Marwick MSP with Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Andrew Carnegie International Legacy: Shaping the Future

A celebration of the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie ran from Saturday 5 October to Saturday 25 January in the Scottish Parliament.

Andy Warhol, 'Flash - November 22, 1963', 1968

Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics

5 October – 3 November 2013.

In a first for any Parliament, the Scottish Parliament hosted a free exhibition of more than forty works by Andy Warhol.

Image © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artis


Art In The Garden

A number of sculptures by George Wyllie and James Munro were displayed in the Parliament Garden in the summer of 2012

2nd hole on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles

Baxter, Graeme

Graham Baxter Painting of the Scenic 2nd Hold on the PGA Centenary Course

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2012

Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2012

The Edinburgh International Culture Summit took place at the Scottish Parliament on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 August. The summit debated the power of culture in forging and fostering international relationships and dialogue between nations.

Festival of Politics 2013

The Festival of Politics is where people and politics come together, in the unique venue of the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood. This year's Festival takes place between Friday 23 and Sunday 25 August 2013.

Berlin Burd sculpture

George Wyllie - The Berlin Burd

Wednesday 19 March 2014 - Friday 8 May 2015

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Tuesday 1 July to Saturday 13 September 2014
Free exhibition. Main Hall, Scottish Parliament.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition tells Scotland's story from a unique perspective.

Great Tapestry of Scotland

Great Tapestry of Scotland Exhibition

Free exhibition available to view in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament from 3-21 September.

Holyrood Rocks logo

Holyrood Rocks 2015

Holyrood Rocks 2015 - 31st October at the Scottish Parliament

Detail from Wounded Soldier by John Bellany

John Bellany and the Scottish Women’s Hospitals

Wednesday 20 January – Saturday 16 April 2016
(Closed Sundays)

Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider exhibition

A travelling exhibition showcasing the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest science experiment, was on display in the Scottish Parliament, from Saturday 2nd until Friday 8th February 2013


Listen, Record, Create: Parliament, a place of work

Sound artists Zoë Irvine and Pippa Murphy will be based in the Scottish Parliament from July 2013 to April 2014, creating a new piece of sound art inspired by sounds and voices in the Parliament building.


Michael Peto Photographs: politics in focus

Wednesday 22 July to Saturday 22 August 2015 - Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm - FREE entry

Moving Stories exhibition

Moving Stories

The Scottish Parliament's travelling exhibition Moving Stories toured the length and breadth of Scotland, from the Scottish Borders to Stornoway from April 2009 up until April 2013, taking in 27 different venues along the way.

Royal Mail Olympic Stamp Exhibition

Royal Mail Olympic Stamp Exhibition

The Scottish Parliament displayed stamps featuring British athletes who won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

Photo of the Ryder Cup trophy

Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition

Wednesday 30 April to Friday 30 May 2014, Free exhibition Main Hall, Scottish Parliament

Peat Cutting for Ardbeg, Islay

Scotch Whisky: From Grain to Glass Exhibition

This exciting exhibition showed Scotch Whisky's strong cultural heritage, its position as an iconic Scottish product and demonstrated how vital it is to the country's economy and society.


Simon Burns-Cox - France 1914

France 1914, Simon Burns Cox, on display in the Main Hall, Saturday 4 October – Thursday 4 December 2014

William Wallace Letter

Special Delivery: The William Wallace Letters

This exciting exhibition explored the turbulent times in which William Wallace lived.

Logo for family events in association with St Andrew's Day celebrations

St Andrew's Day Family Weekend

To mark St Andrew’s Day the Scottish Parliament held a range of free design, science and innovation events aimed at families and visitors.

Family Day logo

St Andrew's Family Day - Saturday 1 December 2012

To mark St Andrew's Day, the Scottish Parliament organised a range of special free events for families and visitors.

Girl in laboratory with laser

The Incredible Power of Light Exhibition

Wednesday 1 April 2015 - Thursday 30 April 2015

Mother hold her injured son, photograph part of the WPP exhibition

World Press Photo Exhibition 2012

More about the 2012 World Press Photography Exhibition.

Photograph © Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times.

Gaza Burial, Gaza City, Palestinian Territories

World Press Photo Exhibition 2013

The very best of international photojournalism will go on display to the public in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 30 July until Sunday 25 August.


World Press Photo Exhibition 2015

Wednesday 22 July to Saturday 22 August 2015 - Monday to Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm - FREE entry

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