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Act of Union Exhibition

Volume 692: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

An exhibition entitled “Making the Act of Union 1707” will be formally opened on Tuesday 12 June, in the Royal Gallery. The exhibition, which has been jointly funded by the House of Lords, the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament and the National Archives of Scotland, brings together key documents connected with the Act, including the English and Scottish copies of the Articles of Union, for the first time since 1707.

The exhibition will be on display in the Royal Gallery from 12 June to 24 August 2007. It will subsequently be displayed in the foyer of the Scottish Parliament from 21 September until 18 November 2007.

Members of the public, accompanied by Members or staff of either House, will be able to visit the exhibition while it is on display in the Royal Gallery.

In addition, free guided tours to the exhibition will be available for members of the public from 13 June to the rising of the House on 26 July, on Monday and Tuesday mornings. From 31 July until 24 August guided tours will be provided on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Tours can be booked by emailing: actofunion@parliament.uk.

At the same time as the exhibition is opened a website devoted to the Act of Union will be launched on the parliamentary website at www.parliament.uk/actofunion. Additional information on how to book tours will also be provided online at this address.