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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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    Transport Police: MSPs back integration move

    A majority of members on the Justice Committee have backed the Scottish Government’s plan to integrate the British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland.

    The Committee’s recommendations focus on ensuring that should integration go ahead, there is a seamless transfer of responsibility.

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    Transport Police: MSPs back integration move

  • Polling station

    PO announces by-election date

    The by-election for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017 it has been announced. The Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, has today written to the Returning Officer to confirm his choice of date and ask for arrangements for the by-election to be put in place.

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    PO announces by-election date

  • The Chamber at Holyrood

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

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

    Watch the video on Youtube

    Read the Official Report


    FMQs >> Video and Official Report


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    Ken Macintosh MSP with Dr Rolf Steiner

    Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, meets Dr Rolf Steiner

    The Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP, meets Dr Rolf Steiner, President of the Cantonal Parliament of Zurich at the Scottish Parliament.

    The windows of the MSP building

    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.