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The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament building is located in the Holyrood area of central Edinburgh at the foot of the Royal Mile, on Horse Wynd, opposite the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It was designed by spanish architect Enric Miralles and construction of the building commenced in June 1999. The building was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth on 9 October 2004.

Facilities at a glance
The building has a creche, a shop 

      and a cafe

      A lunch area is available outside the Parliament building


Access Information:

The Scottish Parliament is fully wheelchair accessible and has additional resources and assistance available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, those with a visual impairment, with limited mobility or with autism.

See full information about access and amenities

    The Parliament is fully wheelchair accessible throughout

    There are mobility aids for hire

    There are accessible toilets throughout Parliament

     There is a changing places toilet. Staff will show you where it is.

    Assistance dogs are welcome and water bowls are available to borrow

    Hearing loops are available upon request and can be fitted at reception

Getting here:
You can travel to The Scottish Parliament on the following Lothian Buses services: 6, 35, 60.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland – and 0871 200 22 33 – 24 hours a day.