What has the Scottish Parliament done?

Here are a few examples of what has been done in this area:


This act authorised the construction and operation of around 30 miles of single track railway line, running from Newcraighall to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders. This re-established a large part of the old Waverley Route which was closed in 1969. The line, now known as the ‘Borders Railway’, was officially opened in September 2015.

Among other things, this act set up national concessionary fares schemes.

Committee inquiries

The Forth Road Bridge was closed temporarily for safety reasons in December 2015.

The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee heard evidence from structural engineers and representatives from the Forth Estuary Transport Authority and Transport Scotland, and concluded that the structural defects that led to the closure of the bridge could not have been foreseen.


The Public Petitions Committee agreed to close the petition on the basis that Caledonian MacBrayne had initiated a networks project to roll out Wi-Fi on their ferries.

What is the Scottish Parliament doing?

Here is an example of what is currently being done in this area:

Under the provisions of the Act, dedicated school transport vehicles must be fitted with seat belts.

The Act received Royal Assent on 18 December 2017. 

Official Report

What is said in public in committees and in the Chamber, including debates and statements by Scottish Government Ministers, is recorded in the Official Report.

Use the Official Report search to find details of MSPs’ discussions in the Parliament on a particular issue.   

Questions and motions

MSPs ask questions and lodge motions, some of which are debated, to gather information and raise awareness of issues.

Enter a keyword in the search to find out what MSPs have said about a specific subject.  

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