Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • The late Alex Johnstone MSP

    Parliament mourns Alex Johnstone MSP

    It is with great sadness that the Scottish Parliament announces the death of Alex Johnstone MSP.  Alex served as a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Member for North East Scotland since the first parliamentary session in 1999.

    As a mark of respect our flags will fly at half-mast today. 

     

    +-

    Parliament mourns Alex Johnstone MSP

  • Animated GIF of the party leaders during First Minister's Questions

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

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

    Watch on our YouTube channel

    Read the Official Report

    +-

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

  • Members of the public on a Parliament tour.

    Explore Holyrood on a free tour

    Why not take one of our free tours of the Scottish Parliament?

    Running on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, our guides will take you through the architecture of this award-winning building, touching on the Parliament’s history and work. Advance booking is advised.

    Find out more

    +-

    Explore Holyrood on a free tour

  • The Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

    Thursday's business in the chamber

    Business begins at 11.40am and includes:

    • a Scottish Government debate on Creating a Fairer Scotland
    • a Finance and Constitution Debate on Written Agreement between the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government

    Business Bulletin

    Watch live on Parliament TV

     

    +-

    Thursday's business in the chamber

 

What's on in Parliament

Filter events by:

 
 
British High Commissioner to Malawi visits Parliament

British High Commissioner to Malawi visits Parliament

Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani MSP, today welcomed the new British High Commissioner to Malawi, Her Excellency Ms Holly Tett, on her first visit to Scottish Parliament.

Business Bulletin screenshot

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.

The windows of the MSP building

MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.

coloured pencils arranged in a circle on a white table-top

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

Download resources for individual or classroom use.