10-years marked with just one Tweet

THERE won’t be a special ceremony, an anniversary dinner or any grand reunions – just a tweet.

Tomorrow (Friday) marks ten years since the official opening of the £414 million Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

But the parliament said all it plans to recognise the occasion is a mention on its daily social media post.

For years it had been assumed the home of the new Parliament would be in the old Royal High School at Calton Hill.

But Donald Dewar, as Scottish Secretary in the run-up to devolution, decided the building earmarked for the purpose since the failed referendum of 1979 was not up to scratch.

Public debate raged for months before Mr Dewar revealed that a fourth site had been added to the shortlist – Holyrood.

And four weeks later,it was declared the winner.