Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Security measures at Parliament increased

    Following the recent decision to raise the national security threat level to Critical, there will be additional security measures in place at the Scottish Parliament until further notice.

    Staff and visitors should use the public entrance and please allow extra time to pass through security.

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    Security measures at Parliament increased

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    Flags fly at half-mast

    Flags are flying at half-mast at the Scottish Parliament today as a mark of respect for the terrible events in Manchester.

    At the start of business on Tuesday, the Presiding Officer and party leaders made statements in the Chamber in response to the attack. This was followed by a minute's silence.

    Watch the video

    Read the Official Report

     

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    Flags fly at half-mast

  • Cyber security

    Wednesday's business in the Chamber

    Subject to the Parliament's approval, business from 1.15pm will include:

    • Members' business on Cycle Capacity on Scotland's Railways
    • a Ministerial Statement from the First Minister
    • a Scottish Government debate - Safe, Secure and Prosperous: Achieving a Cyber-resilient Scotland

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

    Watch live from 1.15pm

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    Wednesday's business in the Chamber

  • Disabled parking. Credit: Tim Malone

    Disabled parking under scrutiny

    Is the Disabled Persons' Parking Places (Scotland) Act 2009 working effectively?

    This is what the Local Government and Communities Committee will be asking at its meeting on Wednesday morning, when it hears from Police Scotland and council representatives.

    Read the agenda

    Watch live from 10am

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    Disabled parking under scrutiny

 

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Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP greets His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during his first visit to the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer meets HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan

The Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, met His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during his first visit to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

 

 

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