Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Parliament in Recess

    The Parliament is currently in recess. During recess there is no parliamentary business but the Holyrood building remains open to everyone and you can still enjoy our guided tours and our Parliament shop!

    Business will resume on the 23rd October.

    Find out more information about visiting Parliament here


    Parliament in Recess

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    Gaelic Language Plan: open for consultation

    The third phase of our Gaelic Language Plan is now open for consultation. Share your views and comments with us by completing our survey.

    Tha an obair cho-chomhairleachaidh air an treas tionndadh den phlana Ghàidhlig againn air tòiseachadh. Thoir dhuinn do bheachdan tron cheisteachan.

    Find out more

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    Gaelic Language Plan: open for consultation

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    Join us for the Festival of Politics 2017!

    Join us for the Festival of Politics 2017 which has the theme of 'rebellion and revolution'!

    It takes place between Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 October and will feature a mix of political discussion, music, film and art.

    Find out more (external website)


    Join us for the Festival of Politics 2017!

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    Find out about your MSPs

    Want to find details of your MSPs?

    Use our search to find out more about who represents you, the committees and cross-party groups they are part of, and what they’ve been doing in Parliament.

    Find out more about your MSPs


    Find out about your MSPs


What's on in Parliament

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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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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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How the Parliament Works

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