Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Flags flying at half-mast outside the Scottish Parliament

    Flags fly at half-mast

    Flags are flying at half-mast at the Parliament today as a mark of respect for the events at Westminster. A minute's silence was also observed at 9:33am.

    The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, made a statement this morning in the Chamber in response to the attack.

    Read the PO's statement


    Flags fly at half-mast

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    Catch up with FMQs

    Did you miss First Minister's Questions this week? You can catch up on our YouTube channel, or join in the discussion on Facebook.


    Catch up with FMQs

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

    Thursday's business begins at 11:40am and includes:

    • General and First Ministers Questions
    • a Ministerial Statement on the expansion of free early learning and childcare
    • a Scottish Government debate on the consultation on the draft Brtish Sign Language (BSL) National Plan.

    Watch live on SPTV

    Find out more: Business Bulletin


    Thursday's business in the Chamber

  • BSL interpretation on a TV in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

    MSPs debate the draft BSL National Plan

    On Thursday afternoon MSPs will debate the Scottish Goverment's consultation on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan.

    BSL interpreters will be filmed in the chamber which will then be shown on screens in the Chamber gallery and also on SPTV.

    Watch live from 3pm (with interpreters)

    Watch live from 3pm


    MSPs debate the draft BSL National Plan


What's on in 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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Our education section has games, help with coursework and lots more.

Education Programmes

Our education programmes are run for schools, colleges and other educational groups.

Educational Resources

Download resources for individual or classroom use.

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