Holyrood Political Garden Party & Awards

A week may be a long time in politics but by the time it gets to summer recess, everyone is ready to let down their hair and have some fun.

Holyrood magazine is delighted to launch the ‘Holyrood Political Garden Party and Awards’ a new annual gathering bringing together the body politic and its followers to have a good time, a temporary ceasefire in political hostilities and to celebrate the brilliant and the bizarre from the past political year. This will be held at the Royal Botanic Gardens on the evening of the 21st June. For more information please visit http://politicalgardenparty.holyrood.com

This end of term event will be an irreverent evening of politics, comedy and song celebrating the people that occupy our political landscape and those that engage with it.

The format will be a pre-dinner drinks reception and networking, tables for dinner, and a sprinkling of political awards and chat throughout that take a more satirical view of how politics is conducted and reported within the Scottish Parliament.


It's easy to enter and nominations are open to everyone in the parliament including parliamentarians and their staff along with readers of Holyrood magazine. A long shortlist will be given to the judging panel

Nominations will be made by way of a short testimonial from the nominee on why this person should be considered for the award. Please limit your nomination to two paragraphs and, where applicable, images or supporting evidence may be uploaded.

21 June 2018
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
United Kingdom



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