Citation Mann A (2006) The Scottish Parliaments: the role of ritual and procession in the pre-1707 parliament and the new parliament of 1999. In: Crewe E, Muller MG (ed.). Rituals in Parliaments: Political, Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on Europe and the United States, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 135-158.
Abstract This essay explores the significance of ritual in the pre-1707 Scottish Parliament and contrasts the late medieval and early modern ceremonial culture it wit that introduced with the new Scottish Parliament which first met in 1999 following a successful devolution referendum