Scottish Parliament Invites Those Born 1st July 1999 to Celebrations

On Thursday 1 July 1999, on the same day the Scottish Parliament assumed its legal powers, 163 children were born in Scotland.

Every child was presented with a commemorative medal from the first First Minister Donald Dewar.

On its 10th anniversary back in 2009 Parliamentary officials managed to locate 145 children, 142 of whom travelled from across Scotland, the UK, Canada, the USA and even the Faroe Islands to attend the celebrations on 1 July 2009.

Scottish Parliament babies

Presiding Officer Alex Fergusson and Deputy Presiding Officers Trish Godman and Alasdair Morgan are pictured with the 1st July babies who came to the Parliament to share the 10th Birthday celebrations in 2009. Picture: Adam Elder/Scottish Parliament

The hunt is on to find all those who were born in Scotland on 1st July 1999 so that they can join in the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament.

If you are one of the children born on 1st of July 1999 please make contact at the following email address


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