The Presiding Officer

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.

Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, Presiding Officer

The Presiding Officer

Learn more about the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP with Deputy Presiding Officers John Scott MSP and Elaine Smith MSP

The Deputy Presiding Officers

The Presiding Officer is supported in her duties by two Deputy Presiding Officers.

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP with Her Majesty The Queen at the Opening of Session 4 of the Scottish Parliament

Representing the Parliament at home and abroad

Image galleries showing the Presiding Officer representing the Parliament in Scotland and across the world.

Members of the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body as at 21 January 2015. Front, Liz Smith MSP, Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP, Linda Fabiani MSP, Back - John Pentland MSP and Liam McArthur MSP

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB)

The Corporate Body is responsible for ensuring that the Parliament is provided with the property, staff and services it requires.

Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP with Harris weaver Caroline Chaffer

Parliament Days

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.

YWC 2015 Promo Logo

Inspiring Young Women

In March 2015, the Presiding Officer hosted an event for young women, at the Scottish Parliament.