Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • The Parliament public entrance

    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 have been cancelled until further notice. Please check ahead if attending for a meeting.

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    Security measures at Parliament increased

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business begins at 2pm and includes:

    • a Ministerial Statement on Social Security Benefits
    • an Equalities and Human Rights Committee debate on New Beginnings: Destitution, asylum and insecure immigration status in Scotland

    Business Bulletin

    Watch live on Parliament TV

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

  • Book of condolence

    Book of condolence available to sign

    A book of condolence is available in the Main Hall for those wishing to record messages of sympathy and support following the attack in Manchester earlier this week.

     

     
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    Book of condolence available to sign

  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP during FMQs

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

    On Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon MSP took questions from Party Leaders and other MSPs during First Minister's Questions.

    Watch on YouTube

    Read the Official Report

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

 

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Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP greets the President of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg, Muhterem Aras MdL

Deputy Presiding Officer meets President of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg

Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP, met the President of the Landtag of Baden-Württemberg, Muhterem Aras MdL, during a visit to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.

 

 

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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.