The construction of the Scottish Parliament building did not go ahead without controversy. It arrived several years late and millions of pounds over budget. But since being built it has shown itself to be an efficient seat of government as well as a popular tourist attraction, noted for its architectural significance and features. Outside of Parliamentary recess times the building is accessible to the public, whether you want to view the democratic process at work or just to visit the building and enjoy a free guided tour. The history of Scotland and its government is a fascinating tale – what better place to find out more about it than the Parliament building?