Queen says Holyrood 'must be a place to listen'
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Holyrood's 20th anniversary: Queen says parliament must be a place to listen

Her Majesty the Queen addressed the Scottish Parliament as part of 20th anniversary celebrations.

She told a gathering of MSPs, officials and invited members of the public: "It is perhaps worth reflecting that at the heart of the word 'parliament' lies its original meaning: a place to talk. I have no doubt that for most of these last 20 years this striking chamber has provided exactly that, a place to talk.

"But of course it must also be a place to listen - a place to hear views that inevitably may differ quite considerably, one from another - and a place to honour those views."

  • 29 Jun 2019