Frequently Asked Questions
What time should I arrive?
Parliament operates airport-style security which you should allow at least 30 minutes to pass through on the morning of the event. We recommend arriving at 8:45AM to get through security, register, and enjoy coffee and tea - if you aren't through security by 9:40AM, you unfortunately won’t be allowed into the chamber and will miss the first session of the day.
Can my kids come with me?
We really want to ensure that caring responsibilities don’t present a barrier for any woman hoping to attend this event. Babes in arms are welcome throughout the day. Parliament’s onsite crèche will provide childcare for a limited number of children aged 1-5 for 4 hours of the day. An additional childcare option for children aged 6-12 is being set up in a location close to Parliament All childcare arrangements must be registered by 23rd August. Childcare will not be available on the day unless booked in advance. If you haven’t already received an email from us regarding childcare options, please reach out to Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the event be photographed/filmed?
The debating chamber session will be filmed and live streamed on Scottish Parliament’s Facebook page. Invite your friends who weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to the day to watch online, or catch something you missed later on! We realise not everyone is into being caught on camera - if you indicated in your registration that you didn’t want to be photographed (or if you decide you’d rather not when you register) we’ll take steps to make sure your wishes are respected. You may also wish to refer to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body’s privacy notice.
Am I guaranteed to get the workshops I want?
We’ll try our very best to make sure all participants get the choices they want, but workshop spaces for the afternoon are limited and are first-come, first-served. We can promise that all the workshops will be great, though!
What are the regional hubs?
Given both the location and capacity limits of the Parliament event, we’re striving to ensure as many women as possible throughout Scotland are able to benefit from this momentous day. This is why we’re offering regional hubs in Aberdeenshire, Shetland, Stornoway, and Argyll and Bute occurring simultaneously with the Parliament event, where we’ll be live-streaming the morning session and allowing hub attendees to ask questions digitally, providing lunch, and running the Parliament Project’s flagship Exploring Your Political Pathway workshop. Click here to learn more about the regional hubs and find one near you.
Is the event accessible?
Scotland’s Women Stand is fully committed to ensuring our event is as inclusive and accessible as possible. The Scottish Parliament is an accessible venue with comprehensive information for visitors and assistance available. Click here to find out more and contact The Scottish Parliament about accessibility. BSL translation and electronic note takers will be available all day, along with personal assistants available throughout the day to support participants with disabilities. Further, the event is free to attend with childcare available. Please email Hannah should you have any additional questions regarding accessibility.