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

    • Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill
    • Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
    • Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill

    Find out more: Current Consultations

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    Get involved with committee business

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    Visit the Great Tapestry at Holyrood

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition is currently on display in the Main Hall.  Featuring 160 textile works of art, the exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s history from a unique perspective.  You can also stitch your way into history by contributing to the "People's Panel". 

    Great Tapestry of Scotland

    Take the quiz!

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    Visit the Great Tapestry at Holyrood

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    Visiting the Parliament

    It's free to visit the Scottish Parliament, including taking one of our tours. You don't need to book in advance if you just want to explore the building but booking is advised for guided tours and essential for attending a debate in the Chamber and to attend a committee meeting.

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    Visiting the Parliament

 

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    Like us on Facebook for updates on news and events at the Scottish Parliament.

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    Education

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

    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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    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.