Scots Pairlament Biggin

The Scots Pairlament Biggin (Inglis: Scottish Parliament Building, Scots Gaelic: Pàrlamaid na h-Alba)[2] is the hame o the Scots Pairlament at Halyruid, athin the UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid in central Edinburgh.[3] Construction o the biggin stairtit in Juin 1999 an the Memmers o the Scots Pairlament (MSPs) haud thair first debate in the new biggin on 7 September 2004. The formal appenin bi Queen Elizabeth teuk place on 9 October 2004.[4] Enric Miralles, the Catalan architect wha designed the biggin, dee'd afore its completion.[5]

Scots Pairlament Biggin
Scottish Parliament Building and adjacent water pool, 2017.jpg
Frontage o the Scots Pairlament Biggin an adjacent puil, Mairch 2017
Alternative namesHalyruid
General information
Airchitectural stylePost-modren
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Construction stairtitJuin 1999
Inauguratit9 October 2004
Cost£414 million[1]
Design an construction
AirchitectEnric Miralles
Airchitectur firmEMBT, RMJM (Scotland) Ltd
Structural ingineerOve Arup & Partners
Main contractorBovis
Awairds an prizes2005 Stirling Prize


  1. Johnson, Simon (14 January 2010). "Scottish Parliament costs taxpayers £72 million per year". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  2., accessed 2 Mey 2007
  3. "The New Scottish Parliament at Halyruid" (PDF). Audit Scotland, Sep. 2000. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-10. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  4. "Opening of Holyrood". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 2006-10-29.
  5. "Scots Parliament architect dies". BBC Scotland News. BBC. 2000-07-03. Retrieved 2006-10-29.

Coordinates: 55°57′08″N 3°10′31″W / 55.952158°N 3.175204°W / 55.952158; -3.175204