Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

    FMQs >> Video & Official Report

    Catch up with First Minister's Questions:


    Official Report


    FMQs >> Video & Official Report

  • Man browsing beta website on tablet

    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


    New website - tell us what you think!

  • AHumanTouch

    A Human Touch: free photo exhibition opens

    A Human Touch is a fascinating, free photo exhibition now on at the Parliament, illustrating the effects that human beings have had on planet Earth.

    See how we've shaped landscapes, environments and ecosystems – and not always for the best. This exhibition is on from 20 March to 8 May 2019.

    More details

    Read the news release


    A Human Touch: free photo exhibition opens

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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


    Send your petition to Parliament


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The Presiding Officer's Gavel pictured in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

How the Parliament Works

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

Photograph of the visitor entrance at the front of the Scottish Parliament building taken on a sunny morning in Edinburgh

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.

The windows of the MSP building

MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.

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