The Scottish Parliament is proud to host it’s annual Festival of Politics and to present a programme which aims to provoke and inspire people of all ages and from every walk of life to listen, engage and debate.
On 6th May 1999, the first election to the devolved Scottish Parliament took place, and 20 years later on 9th May 2019, the Festival of Politics brings a panel of former Members together to debate the Parliament’s achievements, and the challenges and progress still to be made.
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, will chair what promises to be a lively session with Former First Minister Henry McLeish, Former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick, Former Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Baroness Annabel Goldie, and Former MSP Robin Harper.
We’ll be asking how effective the Parliament has been in its founding principles of openness, accessibility, accountability, and equalities, and will look back at the energy, passion and intellect that combined to shape Scotland’s constitutional journey in the early years.
The event will run from 6.30-8 pm on Thursday 9th May in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament – please arrive early to allow time to pass through security.
Tickets are FREE at the link below!