We produce publications that explain how the Scottish Parliament works; that encourage public participation and involvement; and that help people to get the most out of their visit to the Parliament building. All of our publications are free and many are available in a range of languages and formats.
If you have any feedback or comments on these resources, please contact Public Information and Resources.
A short guide to the powers of the Scottish Parliament.
A short guide to the difference between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.
A quick animated guide to how laws are made in the Scottish Parliament
This leaflet gives an overview of the different elected representatives you have in the Scottish Parliament, local authorities, the UK Parliament and the European Parliament and lists some of the issues they deal with.
This leaflet explains the different roles of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government, the UK Parliament and the European Parliament.
This leaflet explains the role of the Parliament and includes the 2016 election results.
This leaflet explains the work of MSPs in the Parliament and how to get involved.
A quick animated guide to First Minister's Questions (FMQs)
Watch our short animation to find out what happens at decision time in the Chamber and how you can discover what has been decided.
Learn about legislative consent in our short animation.
Use this interactive resource to find out about the Debating Chamber.
Use this interactive resource to find out about committee rooms
Use our interactive guide to find out how to make your voice heard at the Scottish Parliament.
Leaflets that explain why people who live in Scotland have different types of representation, and that clarify the role of the Scottish Parliament.
Leaflets that encourage public participation and involvement
Leaflets that help people to get the most out of their visit to the Parliament building
A quick and easy way to order free leaflets produced by Scottish Parliament Public Information.
Bookmarks, contact cards, table top information stands and corporate pull-up banners are available for meetings, surgeries and events.
Find out about the Parliament in pictures