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Festival of Politics

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

Our events include debates on the political and social issues that matter most to you, as well as a programme of free entertainment.

You can keep in touch with what's happening by signing up for our email updates below, or by following @visitscotparl on Twitter.

You can also listen to podcasts from 2019's Festival of Politics.

Details of this year's Festival will be published soon.

Updates about the Festival of Politics

If you'd like to keep up to date with the Festival, please submit your name and email address below. (You can unsubscribe easily at any time). 

Contact us

Phone 0131 348 5200. Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

Phone 0800 092 7600 (freephone). Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

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.

How to find us

Getting to Holyrood by bus

Visitors can use the Lothian Buses service numbers 35 (nearest stop Canongate).

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.