March 28th 2019 | Crowne Plaza, Edinburgh




Holyrood's Politics Explained series has been running since the inception of the Scottish Parliament. In that time, we have welcomed attendees from as far afield as Japan and the United States of America. Our aim with this event is very simple: to provide people with a 'one-stop shop' to learn how the system of government works in Scotland. Below are some testimonials from last year's event - some attributed, others not; but all from attendees at the most recent Holyrood Events Scottish Politics Explained course.

'Brilliant course, well-paced, interesting and I learnt lots'
Bernadette Dawes, Policy and Strategy Manager, Guide Dogs

'An interesting and well-organised event'
Lorna Johnston, Executive Director, Standards Commission for Scotland

'First class, speakers were on the ball'
James Weir, Vice Chair Renfrew Inverclyde, FSB

'An excellent day covering a wide variety of topics'
Robin Forsyth, Church Leader, The Salvation Army

'The conference was fabulous. Each session had an excellent array of presentations, which were all delivered fabulously. Thank you Holyrood for making what could be perceived as a dry topic fun and interactive!'
Diane McKain, Devolved Administration Account Manager, Met Office

'One of the best conferences I have been to.  The calibre of speakers was incredibly high, and I have come away from the day much more confident and knowledgeable and it will positively affect how I work in the future.'
Dawn Crosby, Head of Servic Strategy and Policy, ScotNI, Teenage Cancer Trust

'Good event well presented by very knowledgeable presenters.'
Alan Lyall, Regional Vice Chair West of Scotland, FSB

'A brilliant, informative and timely event - it got me really enthused about politics again. Thank you to all of the organisers for a well-run and enjoyable event.'
Tracy Griffin, FSC Edinburgh Branch Secretary