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    Education as a Global Business

    With Scottish universities establishing branches across the globe and students referred to as ‘customers’, has education taken one step too far into the world of big business and what does it mean for future Scottish students looking to enter higher education? Join panellists Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Robert Moran, Professor Leslie Young and Amy McDermott.

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    Education as a Global Business

  • 'Side Effects' is a documentary project about the complex relationship between humans and nature. Arial photo of Poland by Kacper Kowalski

    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

    The very best of international photojournalism has returned to the Parliament with the World Press Photo winners on display in the Main Hall from now until 22 August.

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    Video: Exhibitions open at Holyrood

    Photo: 'Side Effects' is a documentary project about the complex relationship between humans and nature. Arial photo of Poland by Kacper Kowalski

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    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

  • Photos of a CND demonstration and Jenny Eirian Davies by Michael Peto © University of Dundee, The Peto Collection

    Photography exhibition puts focus on Peto

    Michael Peto: Politics in Focus celebrates the Hungarian-born photographer who witnessed some of the most historic moments of the 1950s and 1960s.

    The exhibition, on display in the Parliament until 22 August, includes photographs of iconic figures, including Nelson Mandela, and Jenny Eirian Davies.

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    Video: Exhibitions open at Holyrood

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    Photography exhibition puts focus on Peto

  • Pentland Hills Regional Park (John Mason/Flickr licensed under Creative Commons)

    Pentland Hills Bill objection period opens

    The Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill aims to extend the existing southern boundary of the Park so that it encompasses all (or substantially all) of the Pentland Hills range.

    If you consider that you may be adversely affected by the Bill, you can now contact the Pentland Park Bill Committee to lodge your objection.

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    Pentland Hills Bill objection period opens

 

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Education

Our education section has games, help with coursework and lots more.

Education Programmes

Our education programmes are run for schools, colleges and other educational groups.

Educational Resources

Download resources for individual or classroom use.

External view of the Scottish Parliament building

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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How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

The Debating Chamber from the back

MSP pages

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