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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.

Festival of Politics 2022

Festival of Politics is taking place at the Scottish Parliament from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 August. Tickets are on sale now!

Join us for three days of debate, talking about some of the issues that matter most to people in Scotland. Issues such as the state of the UK union, the cost of living crisis, our climate, migration and equality will all feature


Book tickets now

Visits and tours

During recess we are open to visitors 6 days a week, 10am to 5pm.

You are welcome to visit the building any time it’s open and entry is free. 

Find out more and book a tour

World Press Photo 2022

The Scottish Parliament is hosting the World Press Photo exhibition from 28 July to 27 August. Entry is free.

Showcasing over 120 images from photo journalists illustrating some of the major issues facing the world today.

Learn more about the World Press Photo exhibition

SPICe Spotlight blog

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

Quick links

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 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)

Scottish Parliament on Twitter

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