1999 saw the first Scottish Parliament since the 1707 Treaty of the Union. In this work, Gerry Hassan and Chris Warhurst bring together a number of commentators to create a comprehensive overview of the first year of the Scottish Parliament. Their aim is to take the reader through the expectations pre-May 6th, how May 6th results changed things, the development since then and finally to map out possible future developments. The book is split into four sections of approximately 20 chapters, each written by authoritative political commentators. A prior knowledge of Scottish politics is not needed for the reader to gain an understanding of the events of the year discussed.