Edinburgh 07

Edinburgh Episode 07 Two Scottish Parliaments

The story of democracy in Scotland

The highlight of this episode is a visit to the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood.  But first, the colourful story of who ruled Scotland over the centuries, the Scottish kings, the ongoing tussles with England, the Act of Union and subsequent rebellions and finally the Scotland Act of 1998 which led to the founding of the new parliament where a speaker could proudly announce that ‘the Scottish Parliament, which adjourned on the 25th March 1707, is reconvened.’

Recommended read:
Scotland’s Democracy Trail by Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith

Useful links:

https://www.parliament.scot

https://www.parliament.scot/visit/virtual-tour

https://edinburgh.org