About Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)
Why you have 8 MSPs
Everyone in Scotland is represented by 8 MSPs.
There are 2 types of MSPs. You can contact either type of MSP about any issue dealt with by the Scottish Parliament.
- 1 MSP who represents your local area – known as a "constituency MSP"
- 7 MSPs who represent the larger area that includes your constituency – known as "regional MSPs"