Parliaments existed in Scotland, off and on, from about 1200 till there was the Union with the English Parliament in 1707. In 1998 the Scotland Act decreed that 'There shall be a Scottish Parliament' and the new, devolved Parliament opened on 1 July 1999. This Scotties activity book for children aged 9-12 gives the early history of Parliaments in Scotland and then looks in more detail at how the present Parliament in Holyrood works. Scotties are exciting, full-colour Scottish information books for young readers. Each title contains a wealth of interesting facts, stimulating activities for home or classroom use, a list of websites, and suggestions for places to visit.
Frances and Gordon Jarvie are editors of the Scotties series and between them authors of seven of the titles.
What is the Parliament of Scotland? Kings and Guardians of the Realm Mary Queen of Scots and the Reformation Why did Scotland lose its Parliament? Eighteenth-century flashpoints The Westminster Parliament up to 1938 What is Devolution? Stepping stones to Devolution Opening of the Scottish Parliament, 1999 Parliament plans its new home Say but little and say it well Open the doors" November 2004 The Parliament of Scotland The debating chamber The two Holyrood voting systems Government and the Scottish Parliament The work and workplace of an MSP The achievements of the first decade Scottish Youth Parliament Donald Dewar's speech Edwin Morgan's poem Places to visit, website, wordbank Facts and activities section