Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

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

    • First Minister’s Questions
    • Members’ Business from James Dornan MSP on Celebrating Glasgow the Caring City
    • a Scottish Government Debate on Scotland’s Future

    Business Bulletin

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

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    Evidence session on armed police

    On Thursday, the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing will hear evidence on Armed Police from Vic Emery, Chair of the Scottish Police Authority and Derek Penman, HM Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland.

    Find out more

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    Evidence session on armed police

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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 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

 

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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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Education

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

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MSP pages

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