Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

    Did you know the Scottish Parliament is free to visit? You can see our Chamber, take a free tour, get involved in free events and exhibitions and find out about the history of the Parliament.

    Are you ready to explore?

    Visit your Scottish Parliament

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    Visit the Scottish Parliament for free

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    New website - tell us what you think!

    We’re pleased to announce the first version of the new Scottish Parliament ‘beta’ website is now live. ('Beta' means it’s ready for the public to use and give feedback on, but it's still very much a work in progress.)

    Please take a look and let us know what you think.  We need your help to create best possible parliamentary website.

    Visit beta.parliament.scot

    More information about the new website can be found on our blog

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    New website - tell us what you think!

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    Send your petition to Parliament

    Find out how to submit a petition to the Scottish Parliament.

    By petitioning the Parliament you can raise awareness of a particular campaign and put issues on the agenda which may not have been considered.

    Take action & submit a petition

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    Send your petition to Parliament

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    Find out about your MSPs

    Want to find details of your MSPs?

    Use our search to find out more about who represents you, the committees and cross-party groups they are part of, and what they’ve been doing in Parliament.

    Find out more about your MSPs

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    Find out about your MSPs

 

What's on in Parliament

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  • There are currently no events scheduled to take place on this date. Please visit the Calendar of Events to see what's coming up at the Scottish Parliament.
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    20 years of the Scottish Parliament

    A year-long programme of events is being held to mark 20 years since the creation of the Scottish Parliament.

    Find out how you get involved!

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    How the Parliament Works

    Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

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    Visiting the Parliament

    Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.

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