A union of parliaments

23rd February 2007 at 00:00
"A Union for a' that" - the Scottish Executive's year-long project which explores the history and legacy of the union of the parliaments in 1770, documented below - has been formally launched.

The schools programme will deliver learning resources exploring the historical significance of the union and a programme of learning activities looking at that history and the architectural expression of democratic decision-making, designed to support A Curriculum for Excellence.

Workshops for senior secondary school pupils are being held on March 13, 15 and 20, as part of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament. The four half-day workshops for S3-S6 pupils and the teams which qualify for the regional finals will address the history and the architectural impact of governance and democracy. Pupils in P5-P7 can attend six workshops in Aberdeen on May 28-29, June 4-5, and June 11-12.

Each day will include:

* an architectural trail of key Aberdeen buildings to encourage an appreciation of the architecture of local government;

* a historical workshop based on primary sources of evidence to explain 1706-7, with object handling to explain coinage, flags and heraldry;

* a tour of the Tolbooth;

* a visit to the Council Chamber to see how local government operates today.

Workshops on similar themes will be held in Edinburgh from September-November, dates to be confirmed.

Contact Alison Diamond T 0131 535 1375 E Alison.Diamond@nas.gov.uk

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