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In pictures: The new Scottish Parliament
Boxic waste?

Initial plans for the parliament set a price of 10m - 40m, but when the Miralles design was accepted the total leapt to 90m, with a completion date of 2001.

The price has gone up about five-fold and the moving-in date has slipped by three years.

The result has been a backlash against the project in the press, which has branded it "The Moneypit", "Dewar's Dome" and "Follyrood"

It is due to be opened by the Queen in October.
Pictures by Emma Lynch

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