Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber

    Thursday's business in the Chamber

    Thursday's business in the Chamber starts at 11:40am and includes:

    • First Minister’s Questions
    • A continuation of the debate on the Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2014-15
    • Members’ Business debates from Jim Hume MSP and Annabelle Ewing MSP

    Find out more: Business Bulletin


    Thursday's business in the Chamber

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    Committee to discuss implications of TTIP

    On Thursday, the European and External Relations Committee will hear evidence on the possible implications for Scotland of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

    For more information about TTIP, read our SPICe briefing:

    SPICe briefing on TTIP

    European and External Relations Committee


    Committee to discuss implications of TTIP

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    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

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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.