The search is on across Scotland for Local Heroes who make a positive difference to the lives of others.
Please find below timings and procedural information on the appointment of Scottish Ministers and Junior Scottish Ministers, and the election of Members to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.
MSPs are to be allowed to use electronic devices in Holyrood’s debating chamber with immediate effect, says new Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh MSP.
The Scotland Act 1998 states that the selection of the nomination of the First Minister must occur within 28 days of the election, otherwise a further Scottish Election must be held.
Ken Macintosh MSP (West of Scotland) has been elected as the Scottish Parliament’s next Presiding Officer, promising to work across the party divide for the common good.
Following the election of Ken Macintosh MSP as the Scottish Parliament's Presiding Officer, a further secret ballot of Members saw Linda Fabiani MSP and Christine Grahame MSP elected as Deputy Presiding Officers.
Fifth Session: Oath of Allegiance or Solemn Affirmation, timings and procedural guide
The Kirking of the Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament takes place on Wednesday 11 May in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Fifth session timings and procedural guide: electing the Presiding Officer