Focus on communities ahead of Parliament Day


As part of the work ahead of the second Parliament Day, the Scottish Parliament will be holding a number of community-outreach sessions.

Taking place across the Western Isles, the sessions - which are free to attend - will focus on how the Parliament works and how anyone can get involved. This will include information about the public petitions process, which allows people from across Scotland to petition their Parliament about the issues which matter to them.

The following sessions are taking place:

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Barra - Castlebay Hotel

  • 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  • 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Benbecula - Dark Island Hotel, Liniclate

  • 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
  • 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Thursday 14 February 2013

Tarbet - Harris Hotel

  • 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Friday 15 February 2013

Stornoway - Caladh Inn, James Street

  • 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

For further information about each workshop or to book a place contact Paul Anderson on 0131 348 5357 or via email at [email protected].


The Parliament Day aims to take the Parliament out of Edinburgh. It allows people to see the Parliament at work, be it ‘official’ Parliamentary business, or on a less formal level.

It provides an opportunity for people to meet everyone involved with the Parliament: Members, the Presiding Officer and the staff of the Parliament.

The Parliament Day is at the heart of the Parliament’s engagement strategy for its fourth session. There will be up to three Parliament Day events held a year and it is hoped that a Parliament Day will have been held in all eight Scottish Parliament regions by the end of the current session.

The Parliament Day seeks to take the Parliament into communities around Scotland, inspiring local people to take an interest in and engage directly in the work of their Parliament.

  • More details about Parliament Days
  • Picture: Stornoway harbour (Wikimedia Commons)

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