Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Parliament to observe one minute's silence

    At 11am today we will be observing a UK-wide minute's silence as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives, and their family and friends, in the Manchester attack.

     
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    Parliament to observe one minute's silence

  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon answering questions from MSPs at FMQs

    Thursday’s business in the Chamber

    Business begins at 11:40am and includes:

    • General & First Minister’s Questions
    • Members’ Business from James Dornan MSP on when the Lisbon Lions roared, 50th anniversary of Celtic's European Cup win
    • Stage 1 debate of the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill

    Watch live

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

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    Thursday’s business in the Chamber

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    Principles for a digital future discussed

    On Thursday morning the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee will be taking evidence on an Audit Scotland briefing on the principles for a digital future. Giving evidence from Audit Scotland are Fraser McKinlay, Gemma Diamond, Morag Campsie and Lucy Jones.

    Watch live from 9am

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

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    Principles for a digital future discussed

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    Security measures at Parliament increased

    Following the decision to raise the security threat level to Critical, there will be additional security measures in place at Holyrood until further notice. 

    Staff and visitors should use the public entrance and please allow extra time to pass through security. While the Parliament remains open for business, all tours, events and educational visits have been cancelled. Please check ahead if attending for a meeting.

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    Security measures at Parliament increased

 

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Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP greets His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer meets HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan

The Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, met His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during his first visit to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

 

 

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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

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How the Parliament Works

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