The search for a new site for the new Parliament building began after the referendum in September 1997 in which the people of Scotland voted by almost three to one for the creation of the first Scottish Parliament in almost 300 years.
On the following pages is a summary of the project history outlining the key events in the development of the Holyrood Building.
Information about the building timeline of the Scottish Parliament
Information about Choosing A Site
Information about the site selected for the Scottish Parliament
Information about the Designer Competition
Information about the Designers
Information about the Designs On Display
Information about the Construction and Design phase
Information about the Opening of the Building
Holyrood Inquiry Report into the building of the Scottish Parliament
Information about Architectural Awards
A wide range of documents and material related to the Holyrood Project