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19-23 August 2024

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

20 Years of Holyrood

Time: 12:45pm to 2:15pm

In partnership with Benedetta Tagliabue and EMBT Architects

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£7.50 full price and £5 concession

Book tickets for 20 Years of Holyrood now *

Event description

One of the most innovative buildings designed and winner of numerous architectural awards sits at the foot of the Royal Mile amidst the landscape of Holyrood Park. Constructed from a mixture of steel, oak and granite, the Scottish Parliament building still incites vocal supporters and critics on its aesthetics to the over runs and over-budget price tag.

Join a panel to hear more about the inspiration, the drama and the behind-the-scenes stories of a Parliament, the main masterpiece of Enric Miralles and his Barcelona studio that is intended to be viewed as ‘growing out of the land.’


Interpreters: Megan Frickleton and Jenny Laird


British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation is available at this event. 

All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs

Some venues are fitted with induction loop facilities.

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements.  

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.

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