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Scotlandsfest 2019: The Scottish Parliament - the next 20 years

  • Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2JL United Kingdom (map)

Part of ScotlandsFest 2019, a week-long festival of stimulating conversation, readings and debate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For more information and the full programme, please visit

What has the Scottish Parliament achieved so far? And what might it achieve in the coming years? Drawing on letters written in submission for a Dear Scottish Parliament... campiagn championed by YoungScot, Jim Johnston and James Mitchell, co-editors of The Scottish Parliament at Twenty reflect on the role of the Scottish Parliament over the last 20 years and look forward to the next 20.

JIM JOHNSTON has been a clerk in the Scottish Parliament since 1999, including a period on secondment to the House of Lords, and previously received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Birmingham.

JAMES MITCHELL is professor of Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh. He has written extensively on Scottish and UK politics and public policy.

Tickets are £5/£3 conc, and are available from the Scotlandsfest event page here.