Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • First Minister's Questions in the Debating Chamber

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

    On Thursday afternoon, the Nicola Sturgeon took questions from party leaders and MSPs during First Minister's Questions.

    Watch on YouTube

    Read the Official Report

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

  • Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP launching the #SeeingScotland competition in the Debating Chamber

    Show us what Scotland means to you!

    Inspired by our 'Harry Benson: Seeing America' exhibition, we're running an exciting new Instagram competition which will be judged by Harry Benson himself!

    Just share your photos of life in Scotland on Instagram using #SeeingScotland to enter.

    Read the news release

    Find out more

    Follow @ScotParl on Instagram

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    Show us what Scotland means to you!

  • Visitors looking at a series of photos of Jack Nicholson taken by Harry Benson

    See Harry Benson's America at Holyrood

    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.

    Find out more

    Image: A series of photos of Jack Nicholson © Harry Benson

     

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    See Harry Benson's America at Holyrood

  • Children looking at cardboard cutouts of historical figures.

    Take a free tour this weekend

    On Saturday we are offering two of our specialist tours. The Architecture Tour: Democracy by Design takes place at 12:00 noon and the History Tour: Scotland's Stories at the Scottish Parliament takes place at 3:30pm.

    Find out more

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    Take a free tour this weekend

 
 
Presiding Officer welcomes Slovakian Ambassador

Presiding Officer welcomes Indonesian ambassador

On Thursday the Deputy Presiding Officer, Christine Grahame MSP, welcomed the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, His Excellency Mr Lubomír Rehák, on an official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

 

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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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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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