Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Parliament welcomes five-millionth visitor!

    Parliament welcomes five-millionth visitor!

    Today we welcomed our five-millionth visitor to the Parliament since the building opened back in 2004!

    To mark the occasion, Gilly Semple, visiting from Stirling with her son and brother, was greeted by Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP, who presented her with a hamper from the Scottish Parliament gift shop.

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    Parliament welcomes five-millionth visitor!

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    Parliament in Recess

    The Scottish Parliament is in recess.

    Parliamentary business will resume when MSPs return on the 1st of September.

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    Parliament in Recess

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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!

  • World Press Photo exhibition in Main Hall

    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

    The annual World Press Photo exhibition, showcasing some of the most thought-provoking photographs taken in 2018, is now on display here at the Scottish Parliament.


    The exhibition is here until 24th August and entry is free.

    Find out more

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    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

 

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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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