Scottish Parliament Building, opened 2004. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Scottish Parliament Building was opened 2004 in the Holyrood area of the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom, Europe. The abstract modernist structure was designed by Catalan architect Enric Miralles (1955–2000). Scottish Parliament had previously dropped out of existence from 1707 through 1999. The original Parliament of Scotland was the national legislature of the independent Kingdom of Scotland, existing from the early 1200s until the Kingdom of Scotland merged with the Kingdom of England under the Acts of Union 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. Scottish Parliament disappeared with the creation of the Parliament of Great Britain at Westminster in London. Following a Scottish referendum in 1997, the current Parliament was convened by the Scotland Act 1998, which sets out its powers as a devolved legislature, which first met in 1999. The Scottish Parliament has the power to legislate in all areas that are not explicitly reserved to Westminster.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download