Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

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Flags at half-mast following death of The Duke of Edinburgh

The Scottish Parliament’s flags are flying at half-mast following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh said: “On behalf of the Scottish Parliament I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and to the Royal Family following the death of Prince Philip.

“The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied Her Majesty The Queen on each of her visits to the Scottish Parliament since 1999. Their unwavering support for this institution and The Duke’s unwavering support to Her Majesty were clear for all to see and his loss will be deeply felt.”

Parliament recalled for Motion of Condolence

The Scottish Parliament will meet on Monday for a Motion of Condolence following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  

The Parliament will meet at 11am. Proceedings will be broadcast live on SPTV.

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Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is now in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.  Find out what this means for MSPs and parliamentary business.

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