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Scottish Parliament Visit.
Sun 6th Sep 2009
organised by Central Scotland

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VISIT TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Sunday 6th September 2009

DETAILS


Meet at 10:30 for an 11:00 departure

Meeting point

McDonald’s Car park,
Newbridge Road,
Newbridge,
Edinburgh.
FK28 8LQ
M9 Motorway Junction 1




This is definitely an event not to be missed.

See at close quarters the controversial Parliament building designed by Enric Miralles, the Barcelona architect.

I'm sure when you enter the main debating chamber it will give you a feeling of awe and wonder, this is where life changing decisions are made which affect us all. Not many people have this unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of this building expertly guided by Jim Tolson MSP (and fellow club member) whose enthusiasm for Scottish politics is infectious.

As we are limited to around 20 people it is vitally important to post below if you would like to attend. The closing date is 31st August and both First and Last names of all participants need to be provided in advance for security clearance purposes.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis but preference will be given to members who did not visit in 2008.

Itinerary

11:00 Short Morning Run to Roslyn Chapel
11:40 Early Lunch
12:30 Short Run in to Hollyrood
13:00 Parliament Visit
15:00 End





Scottish Pariament Website

If you would like to join us please post below.

Run organiser: Jim Tolson MSP

Route Details Below
Note: The lines in bold are key turns that are easy to get wrong



20090906_route.doc



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Your Comments
6th Sep 2009 18:48 :: chic and heather
Many thanks to Jim and Allison for an enthusiastic and informative tour of the Scottish Parliament and insights into its workings and construction. Enjoyable and informative afternoon with a good lunch beforehand

6th Sep 2009 19:10 :: Colin & Elaine
A big thanks to Chic, Jim and Alison for their efforts in putting together a memorable day. Every Scot should see their parliament and Jim made it an entertaining and informative visit.

6th Sep 2009 19:18 :: Colin and Sandra
Thank you to all those that made it happened.... and interesting.

6th Sep 2009 19:53 :: Ian Anderson
What an interesting day..!!
Once again thanks to all involved, your time and effort was very much appreciated.
As Fiona was working I better not say how nice the lunch was. 

6th Sep 2009 19:59 :: Ron and Lorna
A memorable day out as a retired architect doubly interesting.Many thanks Jim and Alison for a superb walkabout most informative.The lunch was pretty good as well.

6th Sep 2009 21:42 :: Jim & Alison
Thank you for the kind comments, I really enjoyed putting the day together.

I am glad everyone enjoyed their day at 'their parliament' and that they hopefully came away with a more informed view of the institution, the building and how it works so well.

I am also amazed that, despite the last minute changes, no one got lost en route.

6th Sep 2009 22:17 :: Bill
Excellent day, many thanks to Jim and Allison for an enlightening tour of our parliament, in addition to a great lunch in good company.

6th Sep 2009 23:28 :: Malcolm MacBain.NSS
A superb day all round - most enjoyable.
Thanks to Jim & Alison.

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