Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

    Did you know the Scottish Parliament is free to visit? You can see our Chamber on a guided tour, get involved in free events and exhibitions or find out about the history of the Parliament.

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

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    SPA: questions remain on poor performance

    The Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee has outlined a number of concerns about the performance of Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board members.

    In letters to SPA chair Susan Deacon and board member Nicola Marchant, the Committee explains it was underwhelmed by recent evidence from current board members.

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    SPA: questions remain on poor performance

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

    Catch up on the action from Thursday's First Minister's Questions by watching the video or reading the Official Report.

    Watch the video on Facebook

    Read the Official Report


    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

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    Send your petition to Parliament

    Find out how to submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

    By petitioning Parliament you can raise awareness of a particular campaign and put issues on the agenda which may not have been considered.

    Take action and submit a petition


    Send your petition to Parliament


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    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.

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    MSP pages

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

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    How the Parliament Works

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

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    Happy to Translate

    The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

    This national language initiative will enhance our existing services for non-English speakers and promote equal access for people living in Scotland.