Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

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    Apprenticeships scheme now open

    You can now apply to join our apprenticeship scheme!  The scheme will employ 20 young people in the Scottish Parliament over the next 4 years working in a range of different areas. Today we are holding an open day for people interested in hearing more about the available opportunities. Keep up to date on Twitter: #SPApprentices

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    Apprenticeship Programme

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    Apprenticeships scheme now open

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    First time voters asked for views

    Voters aged 16 and 17 who were eligible to vote in this year’s referendum on independence are being asked about their experiences to help inform a Parliament Committee’s work.

    An online survey has been developed by the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee and asks young people their views on their experience of voting in the referendum.

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    First time voters asked for views

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    TTIP issues to be explored at Holyrood

    The possible implications for Scotland of an EU trade agreement with the USA will be discussed at the Scottish Parliament following the announcement by the European and External Relations Committee that it is to host a series of public discussions on the subject.

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    TTIP issues to be explored at Holyrood

  • Kevin Stewart MSP Convener of the Local Government and Regeneration committee, Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP and Bruce Crawford MSP convener of their Devolution (Further Powers) Committee

    Parliament on the way to Fort William

    Fort William will be the home of the Scottish Parliament when it plays host to Parliament Day on 24 November.

    The Parliament Day programme will focus on local people and how they work together for the benefit of their communities.

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    Parliament on the way to Fort William

 

What's on in Parliament

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On Tuesday, the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed Members of the German Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union on an official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

Presiding Officer welcomes Members of the German Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union

On Tuesday, the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed Members of the German Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union on an official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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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.

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Business Bulletin

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

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Happy to Translate

The Scottish Parliament is taking part in Happy to Translate.

This national language initiative will enhance our existing services for non-English speakers and promote equal access for people living in Scotland.