Parliament In Depth

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Making of the Scottish Parliament

Find out about the founding of the Scottish Parliament in 1999

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Electoral System

Find out everything you need to know about elections to the Scottish Parliament, including election results and information about the electoral system

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Legislative process

Since the major function of a parliament is to make laws it was important that the whole legislative process (how laws are made) was devised keeping the four key principles in mind.

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Work of MSPs

Find out what Members of the Scottish Parliament do in their job and what they can do to represent you

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Case Studies

We have prepared some case studies of bills which cover how the Scottish Parliament works, important developments and interesting subjects