Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Seats in the Public Gallery of the Chamber

    Wednesday's business in the Chamber

    Wednesday's business in the Chamber begins at 2pm and includes:

    • Portfolio Questions
    • The Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2014-15
    • Members' Business on extreme inequality

    Watch live on Parliament TV

    Find out more in the Business Bulletin


    Wednesday's business in the Chamber

  • Gaelic schools debate trophy

    Parliament to host Gaelic schools debate

    Tonight the Deputy Presiding Officer, John Scott MSP, will welcome finalists and guests to the 16th BT Scotland National Schools Gaelic Debate.

    The finalists are from Dingwall Academy and the Nicolson Institute and the topic for the debate will be: “In terms of media know-how, Gaels have little to learn from anyone”.

    Find out more

    Parliament to host Gaelic schools debate

  • Lamlash bay and the Holy Isle, Arran

    Finance Committee to visit Arran

    The Finance Committee will swap Holyrood’s committee rooms for Arran High School on 1 December to continue its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s budget.

    They will quiz the Deputy First Minister & Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy on tax and spending plans & local businesses & young people’s groups will take part in workshop discussions on the budget.

    Find out more


    Finance Committee to visit Arran

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    Apprenticeships scheme now open

    You can now apply to join our apprenticeship scheme!  The scheme will employ 20 young people in the Scottish Parliament over the next 4 years working in a range of different areas. 

    Keep up to date on Twitter: #SPApprentices

    Apply here

    Apprenticeship Programme


    Apprenticeships scheme now open


What's on in Parliament

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Business Bulletin

The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

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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.

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Happy to Translate

The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

This national language initiative will enhance our existing services for non-English speakers and promote equal access for people living in Scotland.

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MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.