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  • Perth and the River Tay

    Spotlight on Perth for Economy Committee

    On Monday 3rd November the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee will hold a formal meeting in Perth on the Scottish Government’s proposed budget . The Committee will also hold workshop discussions with local businesses and take part in a question and answer session with students from local schools.

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    Spotlight on Perth for Economy Committee

  • Parliament from Salisbury Crags

    Parliament in recess

    The Scottish Parliament will be in recess from 11 to 26 October.

    During recess there will be no committee meetings or debates held in the Chamber, but the Parliament building will remain open to visitors.

    The next parliamentary business takes place on Tuesday 28 October.

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    Parliament in recess

  • Detail from Alison Kinnaird's Unknown sculpture

    Artworks reflect the impact of war

    Soldiers past and present are remembered in two powerful and symbolic art installations reflecting the impact of war. The pieces are currently on display in the Main Hall at Holyrood, after the Parliamentary launch of the 2014 Scottish Poppy Appeal campaign. Entry is free.

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    Artworks reflect the impact of war

  • Queensberry Square, Dumfries. Photo: Wikimedia/Irene M

    Community power in Dumfries & Galloway

    How best to involve communities and allow them to influence decisions will be the focus when the Local Government and Regeneration Committee visits Dumfries on Monday 27 October. They will hold a series of meetings to hear what communities in and around Dumfries think of the Community Empowerment Bill, currently being considered by the Committee.

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    Community power in Dumfries & Galloway

 

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    Education

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

    External view of the Scottish Parliament building taken from the Dynamic Earth buiding

    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.

    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.