SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT BUILDING

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Scotland's Parliament was dissolved with the Act of Union between Scotland and England in 1707; there would be just one parliament, in Westminster. The Scotland Act of 1998 re-established a Scottish parliament, with certain devolved domestic powers, and it was decided that a new building was needed for it to meet in. The result was the Scottish Parliament Building, one of the most controversial government projects ever undertaken in the United Kingdom. Completion was more than three years late and, at a cost of £414.4 million, it was 10 times over budget. Many consider it ugly, at least externally, but it is interesting to visit and the debating chamber makes more sense than those at Westminster.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
The Royal Mile
Holyrood
Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Post Code
EH99 1SP
Main Historic Period
Modern
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Opposite the Palace of Holyrood
Primary Management
Local Authority

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