5 Facts About Scottish Parliament

1. The largest party in the Scottish Parliament sits in the middle of the semicircle, with opposing parties on either side.

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2. In May 2000, the Scottish Parliament was temporarily relocated to the former Strathclyde Regional Council debating chamber in Glasgow, and to the University of Aberdeen in May 2002.

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3. The first meeting of the new Scottish Parliament took place on 12 May 1999.

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4. The British Scottish Parliament retains the ability to amend the terms of reference of the Scottish Parliament, and can extend or reduce the areas in which it can make laws.

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5. The most recent general election to the Scottish Parliament was held on 5 May 2016, with the Scottish National Party winning a plurality.

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