On this day: October 9

Scottish Parliament building.
Scottish Parliament building.
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2004

The Scottish Parliament building was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

It was ten times over budget and more than three years late.

It was ten times over budget and more than three years late.

It was ten times over budget and more than three years late.

The building was visited over 250,000 times in the first six months of its opening, making it one of Scotland’s most popular attractions.