Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Warriers Who Once Feared Elephants...(c) Ami Vitale

    World Press Photo exhibition now open

    Some of the world's most powerful photojournalism images are on display in a free exhibition at the Scottish Parliament until 25 August.

    The World Press Photo exhibition includes more than 100 award-winning photos, covering a range of categories including contemporary issues, sport, people and nature.

    Find out more


    World Press Photo exhibition now open

  • External view of Committee towers two and three at the Scottish parliament Edinburgh

    We're recruiting!

    Interested in working at the Scottish Parliament? We're currently advertising a number of vacancies, including:

    • Assistant Clerk £33,037 to £41,777
    • Public Enquiry Officer £21,837 to £25,641
    • Senior Purchasing Managers £42,066 to £52,679

    More details and how to apply


    We're recruiting!

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    Send your petition to Parliament

    Find out how to submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

    By petitioning the Scottish Parliament you can raise awareness of a particular campaign and put issues on the agenda which may not have been considered.

    Take action and submit a petition


    Send your petition to Parliament

  • Flags at half-mast on 31 July 2018

    Parliament pays respects to former Presiding Officer

    On Friday MSPs and parliamentary representatives will attend a memorial service in Kirkcudbright for former Presiding Officer Sir Alex Fergusson, who died recently.

    Our flags will be flying at half-mast as a mark of respect, and a book of condolence is available at Holyrood for Members, staff and visitors to sign.  

    Read more


    Parliament pays respects to former Presiding Officer


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The Presiding Officer's Gavel pictured in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

How the Parliament Works

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

Photograph of the visitor entrance at the front of the Scottish Parliament building taken on a sunny morning in Edinburgh

Visiting the Parliament

Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.

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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