The Chamber

Business in the Debating Chamber usually takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and from 11.40am on Thursdays.  All debates and other business are shown live - and are available to view afterwards at Parliament.TV.

Chamber from above

What happens in the Chamber

The Chamber is the focal point for the Scottish Parliament’s business. It is where Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) meet to debate topical issues and decide on new laws.

Chamber from rear

Minutes of Chamber Proceedings

The Minutes of Proceedings formally record all items of business taken and the results of any decisions, divisions and elections held.

A view of the Chamber from the public gallery

Journal of the Scottish Parliament

The Journal of Parliamentary Proceedings contains the minutes of chamber proceedings, notices of bills, instruments and draft instruments, reports of committees, and other matters which the Parliament considers should be included.

Get Involved

Find out how you can attend Parliament debates. See our Visiting The Parliament section.

How to Attend

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets are produced by information specialists with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).  They provide factual information about parliamentary business.

Fact Sheets