Posted by: Author | October 26, 2012

Friday Facts- October 2012- Scottish Parliament Building

This building was opened in 2004. Construction began in 1999. I don’t like it at all. It’s too modern in its look to me. It sits right across the street from Holyrood Palace which is an old and beautiful building. This looks totally out of character with the Royal Mile and is very jarring.

The Canongate Wall is this picture. It’s got a lot of quotes on it and it faces the side of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. The building itself has a lot of sustainable features which is good for the environment, but why did they have to make it so unattractive?

Scotland got the right to have their own Parliament in 1998 and then had the building designed to hold their offices and the meeting chambers. This year, they recently won the right to have elections in two years to sever themselves from England. What do you think about the building? What do you think of an un-United Kingdom?


  1. The building I’m with you and would hate to see it in amongst old historical buildings. Ummm un-United Kingdom no opinion as I have no idea the whys and wherefores.

    • They have a lot tied together – some things will hurt them to untie.

      Yeah, the bldg is awful.

  2. I’m with you, Jillian– how strange that looks in such a setting. You are in my thoughts today!

    • Thanks Flossie. I appreciate it. And yeah, it’s a weird setting.

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