Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • Great Wall of China. Photo: Jon Wick via Flickr CC by 2.0

    Could China lead as a global super power?

    China could account for a larger share of global GDP than any other country in the next 5 years and knock America off its perch as the world’s biggest economy. What is the basis of this prediction and how will China and America respond? Join Chair Bill Jamieson and panellists, Professor Leslie Young, Jeremy Peat, Robert Moran, and Peter Budd.

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    Could China lead as a global super power?

  • A 2015 World Press Photo: Odell Beckham of the New York Giants makes a one-handed touchdown catch, in the second quarter again.. by Al Bello

    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

    The very best of international photojournalism has returned to the Parliament with the World Press Photo winners on display in the Main Hall from now until 22 August.

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    Video: Exhibitions open at Holyrood

    Photo: Odell Beckham of the New York Giants makes a one-handed touchdown catch, in the second quarter again... Taken by Al Bello

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    World Press Photo returns to Holyrood

  • Students using tablet pc and their smartphones & crowd of people iStock image © 4774344sean

    Have your say and make a difference

    By responding to a committee call for evidence, you have the opportunity to influence legislation being considered by the Scottish Parliament. We are currently seeking views on a number of subjects, including: 

    • the Succession (Scotland) Bill 
    • Student support
    • Palliative care

    Find out more: Current Consultations

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    Have your say and make a difference

  • Photos of a CND demonstration and Jenny Eirian Davies by Michael Peto © University of Dundee, The Peto Collection

    Photography exhibition puts focus on Peto

    Michael Peto: Politics in Focus celebrates the Hungarian-born photographer who witnessed some of the most historic moments of the 1950s and 1960s.

    The exhibition, on display in the Parliament until 22 August, includes photographs of iconic figures, including Nelson Mandela, and Jenny Eirian Davies.

    Find out more

    Video: Exhibitions open at Holyrood

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    Photography exhibition puts focus on Peto

 

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Pupils from Fossoway Primary School, Drum, Kinross

Education

Our education section has games, help with coursework and lots more.

Education Programmes

Our education programmes are run for schools, colleges and other educational groups.

Educational Resources

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External view of the Scottish Parliament building

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.

Witnesses giving evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee

How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

The Debating Chamber from the back

MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.