Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • The Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber filled with MSPs during a business debate

    Wednesday’s business in the Chamber

    Wednesday’s business in the Chamber starts from 2:00pm and includes:

    • Portfolio Questions
    • Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party debates on NHS construction projects and criminal sentencing

    Watch live on SPTV

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    Wednesday’s business in the Chamber

  • Referendums Bill

    Evidence taken on Referendums Bill

    The Finance and Constitution Committee will meet to take evidence on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. Witnesses include:

    • Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission, Bob Posner.
    • Electoral Commissioner for Scotland, Dame Sue Bruce.
    • Head of the Electoral Commission, Andy O’Neill.

    Watch the meeting live on SPTV

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    Evidence taken on Referendums Bill

  • A Scottish Parliament committee room

    Committee round table on Brexit

    The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee will meet from 10:00am to discuss how the UK’s exit from the EU will impact the agriculture sector. Witnesses who will be giving evidence include:

    • Dr Carmen Hubbard, Senior Lecturer on Agriculture, Newcastle University.
    • James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food and Drink.

    Watch the meeting live on SPTV

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    Committee round table on Brexit

  • A number of empty plastic bottles with a blue capped bottle in the foreground

    Call for evidence on bottle deposit scheme

    The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee has launched a call for evidence to find out what barriers might prevent people from taking part in a proposed bottle deposit scheme.

    This scheme will see a 20p deposit applied to drinks packaged in certain single use containers. This deposit could then be reclaimed by consumers by returning the containers to retailers.

    Find out more

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    Call for evidence on bottle deposit scheme

 

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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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