Research Briefings and Fact Sheets

Desks in Chamber

Research Briefings by Year

Browse briefings organised by session and year

Canongate Building

Research Briefings by Subject

Browse SPICe Research Briefings by a range of subjects, including Education, Health and Justice

Polling station.  Picture: stocknshares / iStockphoto

Referendum on Independence

A Hub intended to be useful to those seeking information on the Referendum on Independence for Scotland, and on the debate around the Referendum.

Spreadsheets and graphs

Financial Scrutiny

Information on the Scottish budget, public finances and the economy of Scotland.

Detail of Committee Towers

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets provide factual information about MSPs and Parliamentary Business

Parliamentary papers

Petitions Briefings

Petitions briefings are written by research specialists in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). They are intended primarily for use by the members and clerking staff of the Public Petitions Committee.