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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

Parliament to meet over summer to consider COVID-19 updates

The Presiding Officer has decided to recall Parliament for virtual meetings on:

  • Tuesday 13 July
  • Tuesday 3 August  

This will allow updates related to COVID-19 to be made in Parliament, and for MSPs to scrutinise the Scottish Government.

The Parliament is in recess from 26 June to 29 August 2021


Watch the 13 July COVID-19 update from the First Minister

Read the 13 July COVID-19 update from the First Minister

Find out more about the role of the Presiding Officer

What matters to you? Tell us your priorities

Share your views with the Scottish Parliament to help shape the work carried out by committees in the new parliamentary session.

Share your priorities with us

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 cannot currently take direct calls. If you leave a message, 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

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