97 Devolution & The Scottish Parliament Building

In this episode a wave of devolution sweeps across the United Kingdom creating assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales and a new parliament in Scotland.In 1999 as the balance of power across the whole of the British Isles starts to shift, the foundations are laid to cement a new age in Scotland. At the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile work begins on an ambitious building, which will herald Scotland’s move to devolution. Built with oak, sycamore, stainless steel and Caithness stone the finished design for Scotland’s new Parliament Building is celebrated, loved and loathed in equal measure.To help support the making of this podcast sign up to Neil Oliver on Patreon.comhttps://www.patreon.com/neiloliverHistory & Comment - New Videos Every Week Neil Oliver YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnVR-SdKxQeTvXtUSPFCL7g Instagram account – Neil Oliver Love Letter https://www.instagram.com/neiloliverloveletter/?hl=enContact details: Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Season One: Neil Oliver's Love Letter to the British IslesSeason Two: Neil Oliver's Love Letter to the WorldBe prepared to be swept away as Neil turns us all into time travellers, flying through history and materialising next to the great figures who have shaped the world we live in today.It’s a very personal and idiosyncratic story, a thrilling journey through time and space, giving us a unique and invaluable look at the whole of human history.Useful links:Neil Oliver Patreon Site – https://www.patreon.com/neiloliverSeries Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/neiloliverloveletterPodcast series – all the usual providers - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/neil-olivers-love-letter-to-the-british-islesNeil Oliver's Love Letter to the British Isles & Neil Oliver's Love Letter to the World are both FBF Podcast Productions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.