Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business begins at 2pm and includes:

    • Stage 3 proceedings on Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill
    • a Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motion on the Appointment of a New Scottish Information Commissioner
    • a Members' Business debate from Gillian Martin MSP on Not on my Screen

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

    Did you know the Scottish Parliament is free to visit? You can get involved in free events and exhibitions, find out about the history of the Parliament, take a guided tour or even sit in on First Minister’s Questions.

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

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    Prestonpans Tapestry on display

    One of the world’s longest tapestries, which has been described as a "medieval cartoon strip", is now on display at the Scottish Parliament.

    The Prestonpans Tapestry tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from exile to victory on the battlefield in 1745 against the Redcoat British army.

    The exhibition will run from 21 June – 20 July 2017 and entry is FREE.

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    Prestonpans Tapestry on display

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    Send your petition to Parliament

    Find out how to submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

    By petitioning Parliament you can raise awareness of a particular campaign and put issues on the agenda which may not have been considered.

    Take action and submit a petition


    Send your petition to Parliament


What's on in Parliament

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    Business Bulletin

    The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

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    MSP pages

    Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.

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    Our education section has games, help with coursework and lots more.

    Education Programmes

    Our education programmes are run for schools, colleges and other educational groups.

    Educational Resources

    Download resources for individual or classroom use.

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    How the Parliament Works

    Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.