Participate as a Member of the Public

There is the opportunity for members of the public to attend this major international summit.

The Scottish Parliament releases free tickets to the public gallery of the Debating Chamber for members of the public to observe the summit’s plenary sessions. These are released approximately 4/6 weeks before the Summit in a public ballot which can be applied for by email.

Only those with prearranged tickets will be given access to the Chamber.

Applicants will be asked to supply the following information for each person who wishes to attend.

  • Title (Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, Dr, etc.)
  • First name and any middle names
  • Surname
  • Organisation (if applicable)
  • Address with postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email address (if available)
  • Session(s) wish to attend: To be Announced.

An indicative schedule is:

Saturday 22 August From 14:00 Arrival at Scottish Parliament
16:00 Opening Ceremony
Sunday 23 August 09:00 and 14:00 Plenaries Theme One and Theme Two
Monday 24 August 09:00 Plenary Three
14:00 Closing Plenary


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