Were you born on 1 July 1999? If so, the Scottish Parliament is looking for you!

A search has been launched today (Tuesday 2 April) for anyone born on 1 July 1999, the same day that the Scottish Parliament was established.

163 children were born in Scotland on that date.

To help find the young people, the Parliament has today released a picture of the 1 July babies taken at Holyrood on their 10th birthday in 2009 (above).

Anyone who comes forwards will be invited to be a part of the 20-year anniversary celebrations. This will include an invitation to the events planned for Saturday 29 June, when the Parliament will open its doors to the people of Scotland.

The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP said: “The 1 July babies were at the heart of our 10th anniversary back in 2009 when more than 140 children from across Scotland and beyond joined us to celebrate. We hope to encourage all those young people to be part of this 20th anniversary milestone too.

“By releasing this photograph, we hope to jog the memory of friends or family of the young people involved, or indeed of the young people themselves. If you are one of our 1 July babies and want to celebrate with us, then please get in touch.

“These young people have quite literally grown up with the Scottish Parliament so we’re very keen to hear from them.”

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