First Minister's Question Time takes place on Thursdays from 12:00 to 12:45 when Parliament is in session. During this time the First Minister answers questions from opposition party leaders as well as other MSPs. It is the most popular session of Parliament and demand for tickets is extremely high.
How to book tickets for
First Minister's Question Time
- Tickets for individuals (1 to 5 people) can be booked 7 days in advance (previous Thursday) of the session you wish to attend. There is an allocation of 43 tickets for individual bookings.
- Tickets are booked by telephone on 0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600. There is high demand for these tickets and we advise you to call as close to 9.00am as possible and not to hang up; calls are placed in a queue.
If you would like to contact us using British Sign Language (BSL), contactSCOTLAND-BSL gives you access to an online video relay interpreting service. There is high demand for these tickets and we advise you to call as close to 9.00am as possible and not to hang up; calls are placed in a queue.
- We are providing live BSL interpreting for First Minister's Question Time until the end of June 2019.
- We welcome calls using the Next Generation Text (NGT) service. There is high demand for these tickets and we advise you to call as close to 9.00am as possible and not to hang up; calls are placed in a queue.
- The Visitor Services team are always happy to assist visitors with accessibility enquiries, please email Visitor Services
Group bookings: 6 to 15 people
- Group bookings can be made for the parliamentary year. There is one allocation of 15 tickets for group bookings for each ticket period.
- The maximum number of tickets per booking is 15.
- You can book by email or 0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600.
Subject to availability, we can offer visitors a seat in a Committee Room to watch the live broadcast of First Minister’s Question Time on a wide screen television.
- Tickets for this room are allocated from 10.00am at the Visitor Information Desk on a first come basis.
- Overspill Passes are limited to one pass per person, to be collected in person on the day
- Visitors are seated in the room at 11.40am and if any returned Chamber tickets become available, these are issued to visitors in number order.
Booking tickets through your MSP
Tickets may also be available for constituents to request from their MSPs. You can find out who your MSPs are (constituency and regional MSPs) and how to contact them by typing your postcode into the search box on the homepage.