Kirking of the Parliament: How to apply for public seats


The ‘Kirking of the Parliament’ will take place in St Giles’ Cathedral on Tuesday 8 May the eve of the Third Session of the Scottish Parliament.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Duke of Rothesay will be joined by newly elected MSPs, representatives of Scotland’s faiths and other guests from across Scotland.

The Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan, who led the Kirking ceremonies in 1999 and 2003, will lead the evening service.

There are a limited number of tickets available to the public for this event. If you would like to apply for tickets, please write to:

Kirking of the Parliament,
Visitor Services
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

You may apply for up to two tickets. You must supply the following information for each person who wishes to attend:

  • Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, Dr, etc.)
  • First name and any middle names
  • Surname
  • Previous name (if applicable)
  • Address with postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth

Ticket applications must reach us no later than 12 noon, Wednesday 2 May. Tickets will be allocated by a random draw . Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 7th May at the latest and will be given detailed instructions on the arrangements for the event.

Please note that we cannot accept any telephone enquiries for tickets for this event.

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