As part of Holyrood’s Politics Explained series, Scottish Parliament Explained will examine priorities for the new session. This event has become a key part of the calendar for members of the public sector looking for information about Scottish politics and guidance that can help them engage with Scotland’s political institutions.
With a keynote address from Henry McLeish, Former First Minister of Scotland & Chair, Constitutional Steering Group
Why Scottish Parliament Explained, Why Now?
The newly-elected Scottish Parliament sits at a defining moment in Scottish history. Members – new and old – are tasked with the monumental challenge of shepherding Scotland’s recovery from COVID-19. This vital task has already begun, with the First Minister laying out the priorities for the first 100 days of her government.
From the creation of a National Care Service, to plans for reaching net-zero, Scottish Parliament faces a series of important choices in the months and years ahead. But how will these choices be made on a day-to-day basis? And how can you work with Parliament to shape the outcome of these choices?
The 2021 edition of Scottish Parliament Explained is dedicated to answering these questions, and providing you with the knowledge and expertise to participate in the legislative process more effectively.
Whether you’re new to all this or an old hand, we’ve got you covered
For those who are learning the ropes, we will cover all the basics – giving you the real inside scoop, looking at how parliament works, the legislative process; what an MSP and their office does and how you can influence and help shape the political agenda.
We will also host broader strategic level discussions, featuring the high-calibre speakers that have become a feature of Holyrood’s Politics Explained series. Our experts will consider what the parliament actually does, what it’s for, how it plans to modernise to ensure it reflects the values and aspirations of the nation and what its priorities are as we emerge from the health and economic crises.
If you wish to understand more about politics in Scotland and the centre-piece of our devolved democracy; learn how you can influence the political agenda or simply attend a bespoke event dedicated to Scottish politics that features some of the main players on the political stage, past, present and future hosted by a reputable public affairs events organisation, then do join us for this flagship conference.
Politics Explained Series
Holyrood is Scotland’s leading political communications organisation, our our Politics Explained events, running since 2007, help inform the public sector about Scottish politics so they may engage optimally with our political institutions.
Following the most important Scottish parliamentary election in the history of devolution, Holyrood presents a series of events that will comprehensively cover everything you need or want to know about Scottish politics, politicians, political institutions and the changed landscape. Throughout 2021 and 2022, the events across the series will include: Scottish Government Explained, Local Government Explained, Scotland’s Identity and Constitution Explained and our ‘Detail of Devolution’ mini series.
This event is CPD certified in principle