The History of Leith

July 1, 2011

The State Opening of the Scottish Parliament

The State Opening of the Scottish Parliament 01-07-2011

The old Scottish Parliament traditionally opened with a processional ceremony called the ‘Riding of the Parliament’. The first Riding of Parliament to the newly completed Parliament Hall on Edinburgh’s High Street, occurred on 31 August 1639. This Riding was the basis of the ceremony that occurred at the opening of each parliament up until a few years before the Treaty of Union in 1707. for more click here

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