Scottish Parliament was built in 2004 to house the newly formed devolved Scottish
Government which had been voted for in 1999 by the people of Scotland.
This was the first time Scotland had a parliament building since the union with
England in 1707.
The parliament was a controversial building with cost being one of the main
concerns (esitimated cost was £40 Million, final cost was £431) and aslo the new
design which was not inkeeping with the historical archetecture in Edinburgh.
Tours of the building are available daily and last for one hour. You get to
visit rooms such as the Debating Chamber and Committe Room.