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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.

Latest from the Scottish Parliament

Tuesday in Parliament

Chamber business starts at 2pm and is expected to include:

  • Topical Questions (if selected)
  • a statement from the First Minister on COVID-19  
  • a Ministerial statement on Pathways to Recovery: Update on progress and milestones for expanding access to Residential Rehabilitation in Scotland
  • a Scottish Government debate on Justice and the 16 Days of Action

Watch live on Parliament TV

What's on in Parliament

BSL interpretation this week

There will be live BSL interpreting for the following Chamber business this week:


  •  Topical Questions (if selected)
  • a statement from the First Minister on COVID-19 


  • First Minister's Questions
  • COVID-19: preparing for winter and priorities for recovery
  • Decision Time 

Watch BSL interpretation live on Parliament TV

Watch BSL video in the Parliament TV archive

More about BSL at the Scottish Parliament

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

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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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