Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Chamber desks

    Wednesday's Business in the Chamber

    Wednesday's business in the Chamber starts at 2pm and includes:

    • Members' business from Alasdair Allan MSP - centenary of the Iolaire disaster
    • a Ministerial statement: reforming mental health services
    • a Scottish Government debate: contribution of EU citizens to Scotland

    Watch live on SPTV

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    Wednesday's Business in the Chamber

  • Budget_FP

    Cttee to scrutinse budget tax proposals

    The Finance and Constitution Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Governments taxation proposals as part of their scrutiny of the 2019/2020 Scottish budget at 10:00am today. Witnesses include:

    • Mark Taylor, Assistant Director, Audit Scotland;
    • Charlotte Barbour, Director of Taxation, ICAS;

    Watch live on SPTV from 10:00am

     

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    Cttee to scrutinse budget tax proposals

  • gas-ringFP

    Fuel Poverty Bill under scrutiny

    The Local Government and Communiticies Committee will take evidence today at 9:30 on the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill. Witnesses include:

    • Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning;
    • Allie Clarkson, Statistician, Scottish Government;

    Watch the session live on SPTV

    Find out more

     

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    Fuel Poverty Bill under scrutiny

  • coinsFP

    Focus on South of Scotland Enterprise Bill

    The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee will take evidence on Stage 1 of the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill. Witnesses include:

    • Steve Dunlop, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise;
    • Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive, Visit Scotland;

    Watch live on SPTV

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    Focus on South of Scotland Enterprise Bill

The Presiding Officer's Gavel pictured in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

Photograph of the visitor entrance at the front of the Scottish Parliament building taken on a sunny morning in Edinburgh

Visiting the Parliament

Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.

The windows of the MSP building

MSP pages

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

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