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astragal I cannot imagine why there needs to be an international architectural competition for Scotland's new Parliament building.

I cannot imagine why there needs to be an international architectural competition for Scotland's new Parliament building. This concept sketch by Dr Gavin Stamp (in the manner of George Gilbert Scott, I fancy) suggests Donald Dewar need look no further for a design. No doubt Dr Stamp's Glasgow School of Art students will be queuing up to detail the ingenious thistle- plan provocation.

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