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  • The Debating Chamber

    FMQs >> video and Official Report

    On Thursday afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon MSP took questions from opposition leaders and MSPs during First Minister's Question Time.

    Watch First Minister's Questions

    Read Official Report of FMQs (and the rest of Thursday's chamber business)

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    FMQs >> video and Official Report

  • Lord Smith of Kelvin

    Smith Commission report published

    The Further Devolution hub produced by parliament's Information Centre now includes the 'Report of the Smith Commission for further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament'.

    Further Devolution Hub

    Lord Smith will give evidence to the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee on Tuesday morning.

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    Smith Commission report published

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    Finance Committee visiting Arran

    The Finance Committee will swap Holyrood’s committee rooms for Arran High School on Monday to continue its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s budget.

    Members will quiz the Deputy First Minister & Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy on tax and spending plans and local businesses will take part in workshop discussions on the Budget.

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    Finance Committee visiting Arran

  • Multiethnic Group of People Social Networking at Cafe.

    First time voters asked for views

    Voters aged 16 and 17 who were eligible to vote in this year’s referendum on independence are being asked about their experiences to help inform a Parliament Committee’s work.

    An online survey has been developed by the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee and asks young people their views on their experience of voting in the referendum.

    Find out more

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    First time voters asked for views

 

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    Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomes the Hungarian Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Péter Szabadhegy, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament

    Presiding Officer welcomes Hungarian Ambassador

    On Thursday, the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed the Hungarian Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Péter Szabadhegy, on his first official visit to the Scottish 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.

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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.