Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Culture summit returns to Holyrood

    On Wednesday Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, welcomed the 2016 Edinburgh International Culture Summit to Holyrood. Over the next 2 days plenary sessions, workshops and policy discussions will address how the arts enrich peoples’ lives around the world and what role culture plays in building successful communities.

    Watch live from 09:30

    Find out more, read the programme

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    Culture summit returns to Holyrood

  • A Festival of Politics event audience in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber

    Festival of Politics 2016: Highlights

    Our three-day festival of debate, film, music and exhibitions is over!

    A big thank you to all who came! If you haven't had a look already, check out our photo galleries on social media and share your experiences with us using #FoP2016.

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    Festival of Politics 2016: Highlights

  • Image of the Kelpies Maquettes outside the Scottish Parliament

    Visit the Kelpies
    at Holyrood

    There are only a few days left to see the 10ft-high models of the world-renowned Kelpies artwork, before they leave Holyrood this Friday.

    The Kelpies Maquettes have been standing guard at the public entrance to mark a range of cultural summer events at the Scottish Parliament, including the Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2016.

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    Visit the Kelpies
    at Holyrood

  • Harry Benson looking at his picture of Ronald and Nancy Reagan © Harry Benson

    Harry Benson’s iconic images now on display

    An exhibition featuring the work of one of Scotland’s greatest photographers, Harry Benson CBE, is now open at the Scottish Parliament.  The free exhibition, Harry Benson: Seeing America, includes some of the photographer’s most iconic images.

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    Image: Harry Benson looking at his photograph of Ronald and Nancy Reagan © Harry Benson

     

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    Harry Benson’s iconic images now on display

 

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Visiting the Parliament

Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.

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How the Parliament Works

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

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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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Education

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.