Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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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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    Go on a virtual tour of Parliament

    As part of the Scottish Parliament’s 20th Year Celebrations, we have created Virtual 360° Tours of some of the iconic locations here at the Parliament building, so that no matter where you are in the world, you too can experience the award-winning Scottish Parliament building.

    Take a virtual tour of the Scottish Parliament

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    Go on a virtual tour of Parliament

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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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    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

 

What's on in Parliament

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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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MSP pages

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

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