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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.

Thursday in Parliament

Business starts at 11.40am on Thursday and includes:

  • First Minister's Questions
  • Members' Business from Audrey Nicoll on Increasing the Participation of Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • Portfolio Questions on Social Justice
  • a Scottish Government debate on Trustworthy, Ethical and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence 

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What's on in Parliament

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

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

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