Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Deposit Return Scheme welcomed

    The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee have welcomed the Scottish Government's deposit return scheme in its recent report, stating that they believe the scheme will have a real and lasting impact on tackling climate change.

    The report calls for the Government to ensure that the proper infrastructure is put in place to ensure that the scheme is accessible to all.

    Find out more

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    Deposit Return Scheme welcomed

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    Urgent resetting of arts policy needed

    The Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee have launched report today into the future of arts policy and funding in Scotland.

    The Committee has called on the Scottish Government to give serious consideration to support the forthcoming culture strategy with funding above 1% of the overall Scottish Government budget.  

    Find out more

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    Urgent resetting of arts policy needed

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business in the Chamber begins at 2pm and includes:

    • A Ministerial Statement on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Oversight Board Update
    • A Scottish Government Debate on reaffirming Scotland's support for Human Rights Defenders   

    Watch live on SPTV

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

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    Tuesday's Topical Questions

    Tuesday's Topical Questions include:

    • Daniel Johnson MSP - Royal Hopsital for Sick Children
    • Patrick Harvie MSP - Spending practices at the SQA

    Watch live on SPTV

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    Tuesday's Topical Questions

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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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MSP pages

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

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Business Bulletin

The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

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