By Craig Hamilton
ON this day in 1997, a bill was unveiled to give Scotland her first parliament in over three centuries. Eleven years later, we talk to political parties and the public about the impact of devolution.
Listen To Ian Mckee:
Ian Mckee website; http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/ian_mckee/index.htm
Listen To Michael McMahon:
Michael McMahon website; http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/MSP/MembersPages/michael_mcmahon/index.htm
It would seem Parliament is gearing up for the big anniversary next year: the tenth anniversary of the Parliament opening, on July 1st. A series of programmes to celebrate and encourage public engagement with the Parliament include a How the Parliament works conference; partnerships with underrepresented groups in Scotland; and a party for the birthday itself with 10 year olds who share the 1st July birthday invited along to the Parliament for the event.