Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Satellite image of Europe. Source: NASA

    What does the EU mean to you?

    Have you studied or worked in another EU country? Have you come to live in Scotland from an EU country? Has an EU policy had a profound impact on your life?

    The European and External Relations Committee would like your views on the impact that the EU has had on your life to develop an understanding of what EU membership means for people living in Scotland.

    Find out more

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    What does the EU mean to you?

  • Photos of Winston Churchill and a CND demonstration 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, Winston Churchill and Indira Ghandi.

    Find out more

    Video: Exhibitions open at Holyrood

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    Photography exhibition puts focus on Peto

  • A World Press Photo wining image by Massimo Sestini of a boat rescuing Libyan refugees

    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.

    Find out more

    Video: Exhibitions open at Holyrood

    Photo: Massimo Sestini, Italy. Operation Mare Nostrum – Boat refugees rescued by the Italian Navy, 7 June

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    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

  • Students using tablet pc and their smartphones & crowd of people iStock image © 4774344sean

    Have your say and make a difference

    By responding to a committee call for evidence, you have the opportunity to influence legislation being considered by the Scottish Parliament. We are currently seeking views on a number of subjects, including: 

    • the Succession (Scotland) Bill 
    • Student support
    • Palliative care

    Find out more: Current Consultations

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    Have your say and make a difference

 

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Pupils from Fossoway Primary School, Drum, Kinross

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.

Witnesses giving evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee

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.