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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
  • Member's Business from Daniel Johnson: Mesh treatment clarity
  • Portfolio Questions: Net Zero, Energy and Transport
  • Scottish Government debate: Excellence in Scottish education

Watch live on Parliament TV

What's on in Parliament

Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) 

Parliament returns with Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Following the period of national mourning, the Parliament started its Chamber business with tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen, with contributions from a number of MSPs.

Watch the tributes for Her Late Majesty The Queen

Read the tributes for Her Late Majesty The Queen

The role of Parliament following death of Her Majesty The Queen

Scotland and the Scottish Parliament played a significant role in the days following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

We look back, day-by-day, at events in and around Holyrood to mark the passing of the Queen and the accession of His Majesty King Charles III.

Timeline: Parliament's role following the death of Her Majesty The Queen


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SPICe Spotlight blog

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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

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We can take direct calls Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. 

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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