Scottish Parliament

On Wednesday the 3rd of June the S3 Standard Grade Modern Studies class went down to visit the Scottish Parliament. It was a early start at 6am on the Wednesday morning, catching the 8.10am bus from Inverness to Edinburgh. Once we arrived at 1.30pm we dropped off our bags at the youth hostel and then walked through Edinburgh to Hollyrood. At Hollyrood we had a short talk from one of the education staff members, who told us about the different the different procedures in the debating chamber. Then we watched all the MSPs getting very argumentative during first minister’s question time, before meeting Dave Thompson and Jamie McGrigor, two of the MSPs for the Highlands and Islands.

In the evening we all went to the cinema, which we all enjoyed! After this we went back to the hostel for the night.

The next day we went shopping in the morning. Followed by a trip to the National Art Gallery and “Museum on the Mound”. After that we made the long journey home!

We would like to Thank Ms. Velt for taking us down to Edinburgh for the night.

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