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Festival of Politics 2019

10 - 12 October

The Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics is open to everyone.

The 3-day event includes debates on the political and social issues that matter most to you, and a programme of free entertainment.

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Event Schedule

10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Events taking place on this day

Contact us

Phone: 0131 348 5200 or 0800 092 7600 (freephone). Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

If you would like to speak to someone in Gaelic: 0131 348 5395. Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Accessibility at the Festival 

All event venues are accessible to wheelchair users and fitted with induction loop facilities. Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements.  Phone: 0131 348 5200 or 0800 092 7600 (freephone). Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

If you would like to speak to someone in Gaelic: 0131 348 5395. Open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

How to find us

Getting to Holyrood by bus

Visitors can use the Lothian Buses service numbers 300 (nearest stop Canongate) and 6 (nearest stop Horse Wynd).

There are a number of other bus routes a short walking distance away. Details of all local bus services can be obtained from Lothian Buses.

Getting to Holyrood by train

The Parliament building is a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Information about train services to and from Edinburgh is available from National Rail.

Getting to Holyrood by road

Our postcode is EH99 1SP. The nearest car parks are St John's Hill or on New Street, next to Waverley Station.


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Please try to arrive 40 minutes prior to event to allow time to pass through security at the Scottish Parliament.

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