Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Parliamentary business returns next week

    Parliamentary business will resume on Tuesday. Committees will begin meeting on Tuesday morning with Time for Reflection starting proceedings in the Debating Chamber at 2pm.

    Please see the Business Bulletin for more information, there will be full details from Monday.

    Business Bulletin


    Parliamentary business returns next week

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    Life of children in care to be examined

    How life has changed for the thousands of Scottish children in care will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee when it hears evidence from care leavers next week (5 August 2014).

    Find out more

    Education and Culture Committee


    Life of children in care to be examined

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    Visit the Great Tapestry at Holyrood

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition is currently on display in the Main Hall.  Featuring 168 textile works of art, the exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s history from a unique perspective. 

    You can also stitch your way into history by contributing to the "People's Panel". 

    Great Tapestry of Scotland


    Visit the Great Tapestry at Holyrood

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    Festival of Politics programme launched

    The festival that puts people at the centre of politics has launched this year's exciting programme, looking at ‘What next for Scotland?’

    Find out more: news release

    Watch a short video summary on YouTube

    Festival of Politics website


    Festival of Politics programme launched


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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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Our education section has games, help with coursework, posters for the walls of classrooms and lots more.

The Debating Chamber from the back

MSP pages

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

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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.