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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.

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Get tickets for Festival of Politics

This year’s Festival of Politics looks at what needs to happen to tackle the climate emergency.  Has the world has gone past its tipping point or can it be saved through science, technology and innovative action?

Taking place from 20-24 October, our free online panel sessions bring together politicians, academics, writers and business people to debate this question.

Book tickets now to have your say and find out more about Scotland’s role in tackling the world’s climate crisis.

Festival of Politics 2021

SPICe Spotlight blog

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

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Find MSPs by postcode

Find your postcode on the Royal Mail finder

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

We can currently take direct calls on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the following times:

  • 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

If you leave a message at other times, we can call you back during opening hours.  We recommend you email us if you can.

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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