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    New briefing on inheritance law

    A briefing providing an introduction to inheritance law in Scotland, also known as succession law or the law of succession, has just been published by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

    "The most recent research on the topic (by the former Scottish Consumer Council) would suggest that most people living in Scotland do not have a will."

    Read the briefing


    New briefing on inheritance law

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    Next week's business

    Business begins again next Tuesday. 

    You can keep up-to-date with what's happening via the following channels:

    Business Bulletin

    Social media

    News pages


    Next week's business

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    Petitions Committee to visit Inveraray

    The Public Petitions Committee will visit Inveraray on Monday 7 September to consider three local petitions on:

    • a permanent solution for the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful
    • restoring and preserving the Tinkers' Heart of Argyll
    • re-introducing the Scottish Red Ensign for Scottish vessels

    Find out more


    Petitions Committee to visit Inveraray

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    Parliament Day comes to Paisley

    People in Paisley will have the opportunity to engage directly with the Scottish Parliament, as MSPs visit Paisley Town Hall on Monday 21 September.

    Local people will have the opportunity to discuss how their working lives have changed since the 2008 recession, before the Presiding Officer hosts an informal Q&A session about the Parliament and its work.

    Find out more


    Parliament Day comes to Paisley


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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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    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.