Opening Times

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all visits to the Parliament have been suspended until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Find out more

The Parliament has agreed the following parliamentary recess dates in 2020:

  • 27 June to 9 August 2020 (inclusive) - with the exception of 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 20 and 6 August 2020, on which dates business may be programmed by the bureau. 
  • 10 to 25 October 2020 (inclusive)
  • 24 December 2020 to 8 January 2021 (inclusive)


  • We have created two short videos to help you in your preparation for visiting the Scottish Parliament.

Contact Visitor Services

For information about visiting, tours and booking tickets for debates email [email protected]

0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600


  • Exclusive gifts
  • Official Scottish Parliament Tartan
  • Scottish crafts 


  • Informal Café atmosphere
  • Accessible facilities
  • Family-friendly

Alterations to Opening Times

Opening hours, guided tours, availability of exhibitions and access to certain parts of the building may be altered at short notice due to Parliamentary business.

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