The Presiding Officer, supported by two Deputy Presiding Officers, chairs the proceedings in the parliamentary chamber, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and the Parliamentary Bureau. The Presiding Officer also represents the Scottish Parliament at home and abroad.
The Scottish Parliament is now in dissolution prior to the election on Thursday 5 May 2016. No parliamentary business shall place during this time.
Learn more about the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP
The Presiding Officer is supported in her duties by two Deputy Presiding Officers.
Image galleries showing the Presiding Officer representing the Parliament in Scotland and across the world.
The Corporate Body is responsible for ensuring that the Parliament is provided with the property, staff and services it requires.
Parliament Days seek to take the Parliament into communities around Scotland, inspiring local people to take an interest in and engage directly in the work of their Parliament.
In March 2015, the Presiding Officer hosted an event for young women, at the Scottish Parliament.