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Saturday 9 October 2004

Holyrood Parliament building inaugurated in style

The weather in Edinburgh (indeed, here too) was reasonably kind today - cold, but bright, and it didn't rain. Her Majesty The Queen gave a perfectly judged speech before those assembled in the new building; this was the culmination of what was a morning filled with pageantry, but which maintained a human scale. It now falls to those who represent us there to perform - we will have to wait and see whether that happens.

Some photographs of today's events are here and some photographs of the building at various stages are here.

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