The Role of the Scottish Parliament

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Elections and Voting

Explore our resources on elections and voting, including resources on the upcoming Scottish Parliament election.

Seating in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber

How the Parliament Works

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

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Who's who in the Scottish Parliament

Find out about the people involved in the Parliament and what they do

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What MSPs do to represent you

What can MSPs do to represent you in the Scottish Parliament?

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Quick Guide to the Parliament

A quick guide to the Scottish Parliament

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Junior Quick Guide to the Parliament

Here's a quick introduction to the Scottish Parliament and how it works. Find out what goes on here, who works here and what the Parliament can do.