Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Polling station. Picture: stocknshares / iStockphoto

    Referendum on
    Scottish independence

    The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014.

    Please be aware that the Scottish Parliament remains impartial and has no role in the referendum campaign.  During the 28-day period leading up to the vote no new material relating to the referendum will be published on the parliament website.

    Find out more

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    Referendum on
    Scottish independence

  • The Chamber of the Scottish Parliament

    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

    On Thursday afternoon, Alex Salmond MSP took questions from opposition leaders and MSPs during First Minister's Questions.

    Watch on Parliament TV

    Official Report

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    FMQs >> Video and Official Report

  • Tapestry panel section depicting Queen Victoria at Balmoral in the 1950s

    Visit the Great Tapestry at Holyrood

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition is currently on display in the Main Hall.  Featuring 160 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

    Take the quiz!

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    Visit the Great Tapestry at Holyrood

  • The Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP with the Speaker of the National Assembly of Malawi, the Rt Hon Richard Msowoya MP, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

    Presiding Officer greets Malawi Speaker

    On Wednesday morning, Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed the Speaker of the National Assembly of Malawi, the Rt Hon Richard Msowoya MP, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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    Presiding Officer greets Malawi Speaker

 

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.

External view of the Scottish Parliament building taken from the Dynamic Earth buiding

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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Education

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.