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This evening there is a special live broadcast of a debate in the chamber at Holyrood to mark the 20th anniversary of The Scottish Parliament

The event is organised in partnership with The Times Scotland and will comprise a panel debate with leading former members of the Scottish Parliament, chaired by the Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh. There will be a public audience in the chamber and the whole event will be broadcast on the Scottish Parliament’s Facebook Live channel.

The panel will consist of:former First Minister Henry McLeish, former Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick, former Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Baroness Annabel Goldie, former Liberal Democrat MSP and MEP George Lyon and former Green MSP Robin Harper.

Magnus Llewellin, Editor of The Times Scotland, said:“We are delighted to be the media partner for such a prestigious event to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Scottish Parliament. The panel is unrivalled in terms of experience and insights into devolution’s first two decades, with I am sure much to say about lessons learned for the future.”

The Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer, The Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, said:“As part of our plans to mark 20 years of the Scottish Parliament, it has been a pleasure to work in collaboration with The Times Scotland to bring together a panel of well-known figures from the world of Scottish politics to discuss their reflections on two decades of devolution. Taking place in the unique setting of the Holyrood Debating Chamber, this promises to be memorable evening and I look forward to chairing what I am sure will be a lively debate.”

The 20 Years of Devolution debate will take place in the Scottish Parliament chamber from 6.30-8.00pm this evening Thursday 9 May 2019.

The event can be viewed live on Facebook here