This round-table will ask key actors in the Scottish Parliament's history to share their reflections on how the institution and its processes have evolved over the last two decades and discuss perspectives for the future. The discussion will be chaired by Dr Peter Lynch, Director of the Scottish Political Archive, and will be followed by a short Q&A session with the audience.
Jackie Baillie, MSP, is a Scottish Labour Party politician, Jackie has served as the MSP for Dumbarton since 1999.
Keith Brown, MSP, is Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party. Keith has been an MSP since 2007, first representing the Ochil constituency 2007–2011, then the Clackmannanshire and Dunblane constituency since 2011.
Chris Deerin is Director of Reform Scotland, and one of Scotland’s leading journalists and commentators. He is a Contributing Editor at the New Statesman and has worked in senior positions at several of Britain’s top newspapers.
Linda Fabiani is Deputy Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament. Linda has been an SNP MSP since 1999. She was elected as a regional member for Central Scotland in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 elections. Linda has served as MSP for East Kilbride since 2011.
This event is free and open to all. However, donations are welcome to the Scottish Political Archive's crowdfunding project to produce a graphic history of the Scottish Parliament, to be freely distributed to all secondary schools and public libraries in Scotland. https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/scottishparliamentgraphichistory
There will be a short wine reception before the talk. Drinks from 7 pm