The Parliament at home and abroad

The International Relations Office sits within the Office of the Presiding Officer. It supports the Scottish Parliament in the development and implementation of its International Strategy  and links with other parliaments and overseas organisations. Its aim is to enhance the profile and reputation of the Scottish Parliament, exchange knowledge and ideas, and develop relationships with others.

Scottish Parliament Entrance

International Relations Office

The International Relations Office supports the Scottish Parliament in the development and implementation of its policy on international engagement and links with other parliaments and overseas organisations.

13655200381166608880world_map_for_wall

International activity

Here you can find information about the Scottish Parliament's inward and outward international activity

Garden Lobby roof

Representing the Parliament at home and abroad

Image galleries showing the Presiding Officer representing the Parliament in Scotland and across the world.

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association logo

CPA Scotland Branch

The CPA is an organisation which works to support good governance, democracy and human rights.

European Parliament Flags Photo: ©iStockphoto.com/Franky De Meyer

International organisations

Links to UK and international organisations

Girls singing at the Africa Conference

Reports and documents

Information about previous activities

Tartan Week Parade

Contacting IRO

Contacting IRO and arranging a visit to the Scottish Parliament