Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Views sought on treatment of offenders

    Prior to the committee’s consideration of the Scottish Government’s Management of Offenders Bill, the Justice Committee is launching a call for views.

    The Bill seeks to enable greater use of electronic tagging, reduces the time before a conviction is ‘spent’ for the purposes of disclosure, and alters the makeup of Parole Boards.

    Find out more


    Views sought on treatment of offenders

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    FMQs >> Video

    Catch up on the action from Thursday's First Minister's Questions by watching the video.

    Watch the video on Facebook


    FMQs >> Video

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    Find out what's going on in Parliament

    Parliamentary business has concluded for this week, but you can find out what’s on the agenda next week and get up to speed with the schedule in our Business Bulletin. 

    We also have a large number of topical independent research briefings available to download for free.

    Explore what’s going on in Parliament


    Find out what's going on in Parliament

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

    Did you know the Scottish Parliament is free to visit? You can see our Chamber on a guided tour, get involved in free events and exhibitions or find out about the history of the Parliament.

    Are you ready to explore?

    Visit the Scottish Parliament now


    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free


What's on in Parliament

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  • There are currently no events scheduled to take place on this date. Please visit the Calendar of Events to see what's coming up at the Scottish 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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    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.

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    Happy to Translate

    The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

    This national language initiative will enhance our existing services for non-English speakers and promote equal access for people living in Scotland.