Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Referendum on
    Scottish independence

    The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014.

    Please be aware that the Scottish Parliament remains impartial and has no role in the referendum campaign.  During the 28-day period leading up to the vote no new material relating to the referendum will be published on the parliament website.

    Find out more

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    Referendum on
    Scottish independence

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    Get involved with committee business

    You can get involved in committee business by responding to our current consultations. We are currently seeking views on a number of consultations, including

    • Personal Independence Payment
    • Proposed Organ & Tissue Donation Bill
    • Air Weapons & Licensing Bill

    Find out more: Current Consultations

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    Get involved with committee business

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    Visiting the Parliament

    The Scottish Parliament is open to visitors between 10am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday.

    There is no formal parliamentary business happening during the recess period, but FREE public tours are still available – booking in advance is strongly advised as well as arriving early in case there are queues.

    Find out more

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    Visiting the Parliament

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    Parliament TV

    Watch meetings of the Parliament and committees via Parliament TV.

    Watch: Parliament TV

    The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session and weekly during recess. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament

    Find out what's on: Business Bulletin

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    Parliament TV

 

What's on in Parliament

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The Debating Chamber from the back

MSP pages

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

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Parliament on Twitter

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Education

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