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Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament examines what the Scottish Government is doing, makes new laws on devolved matters and debates the issues of the day.

Parliament in recess 

The Scottish Parliament is in recess until 2 September. But there are lots of ways to catch up on what's been happening recently at Holyrood:

Watch archive video on Parliament TV, including FMQs 

Read recent votes and motions

Read what's been said in Parliament in the Official Report

Call for views on the Scottish Parliament’s new BSL Plan

The Scottish Parliament wants to hear your views on our new British Sign Language (BSL) Plan. We invite you to share your thoughts on how we intend to use and promote BSL in the Scottish Parliament over the next six years.

Submit your views

Festival of Politics returns

Our 20th Festival of Politics will take place between Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August. There will be a five-day programme of over 30 events, in the home of Scottish politics at Holyrood.

Buy Festival of Politics tickets


The Scottish Parliament is the home of Scottish democracy. We are open throughout the year.   Find out how to visit us

Quick links

Find MSPs by postcode

Find your postcode on the Royal Mail finder

SPICe Spotlight blog

Read the blog from our information centre for impartial and up to date analysis of current issues

Presiding Officers

Alison Johnstone MSP is the elected Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.

Annabelle Ewing and Liam McArthur are Deputy Presiding Officers (DPOs).

Find out more about the Presiding Officer and DPOs

Public petitions

Petitions are a way to ask the Parliament to do something.

Any person or organisation can submit a petition: you do not have to be a certain age or live in Scotland.

MSPs cannot submit a petition but they can support them.

Find out more about submitting a petition to the Parliament

Get in touch

Contact us

Telephone 0131 348 5000 or 0800 092 7500.  

If you would like to speak to someone in Gaelic, call 0131 348 5395 (message service only)

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