Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Referendum result: Scotland votes No

    The referendum on Scottish independence was held yesterday, with voters asked "Should Scotland be an independent country?" 

    The final result was announced this morning by the Chief Counting Officer, with 45% voting Yes and 55% voting No.

    Find out more at Elections Scotland

    Please note that the Scottish Parliament is impartial and had no role in the referendum campaign. 

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    Referendum result: Scotland votes No

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    Get involved with committee business

    You can get involved in committee business by responding to our current consultations. We are currently seeking views on a number of consultations, including

    • Personal Independence Payment
    • Proposed Organ & Tissue Donation Bill
    • Air Weapons & Licensing Bill

    Find out more: Current Consultations

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    Get involved with committee business

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    Visiting the Parliament

    The Scottish Parliament is open to visitors between 10am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday.

    There is no formal parliamentary business happening during the recess period, but FREE public tours are still available – booking in advance is strongly advised as well as arriving early in case there are queues.

    Find out more

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    Visiting the Parliament

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    Parliament TV

    Watch meetings of the Parliament and committees via Parliament TV.

    Watch: Parliament TV

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

    Find out what's on: Business Bulletin

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    Parliament TV

 

What's on in Parliament

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    MSP pages

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

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    Education

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