Supreme Courts of Scotland

Parliament House, Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RQ

Parliament House is located in the heart of Edinburgh, and as the seat of the Supreme Courts of Scotland since 1532 it has been a key site in the operation of justice in Scotland for almost 500 years. The building has hosted a range of high-profile cases over the years, and throughout all this time it has also been the centre for the working lives of the judiciary, and those who support the operation of the courts, from court staff to solicitors and advocates.

This Doors Open Days the Supreme Courts will once again be open virtually only, and we will be providing a range of online activities for your enjoyment.

Activities will include downloadable word searches and colouring-in sheets, online puzzles including jigsaws, murder mysteries and case investigations, and an online escape room to test your skill at deciphering clues.

We will also be sharing a variety of recorded talks from the Lord President, Professor Johnny Rodger, Dr Rebecca Mason and Library Services Manager Jennifer Findlay, exploring elements of the building’s history, interesting cases heard in the courts, and further information on the stories of people who have passed through Parliament Hall and its courtrooms.

Find all of these virtual activities and more at our special constructed Doors Open Days website.

Visit Virtually

Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days is supported by:

Arnold Clark Community FundHinshelwood Gibson TrustEuropean Heritage DaysScottish Civic TrustUrwin Studio Edinburgh Web Design

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