The year at the Scottish Parliament

24.12.2012

Primary school pupils take part in an educational visit to the Scottish Parliament.This year, Holyrood welcomed 494 school visits, involving 13,077 pupils.  Parliament staff delivered 703 sessions in local communities across Scotland, attended by 17,626 pupils. It was also the first year for the Parliament Day initiative, which took place in Hawick on 5 November 2012.

The shop at the Parliament sold more than 5,000 postcards, 1,000 guidebooks, 2,400 Scottish Parliament tartan pens and more than 1,000 bars of tablet.

Meanwhile, 345,021 visitors came through the doors to explore the Parliament building, watch Parliamentary business, take part in an event or meet with MSPs. Of these, just fewer than 23,000 took a free public guided tour.

Legislation at the Scottish Parliament

14 - the number of Bills introduced in 2012

  • Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill
  • Budget (Scotland) Bill
  • Forth Road Bridge Bill
  • Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill
  • High Hedges (Scotland) Bill
  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Bill
  • Local Government Finance (Unoccupied Properties etc.) (Scotland) Bill
  • Long Leases (Scotland) Bill
  • Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill
  • Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill
  • Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill
  • Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill
  • Water Resources (Scotland) Bill
  • Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill

11 - the number of Acts of the Scottish Parliament in 2012

  • Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 6
  • Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 4
  • Budget (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 2
  • Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 7
  • Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 5
  • Local Government Finance (Unoccupied Properties etc.) (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 11
  • Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 9
  • National Library of Scotland Act 2012 asp 3
  • Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 1
  • Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 8
  • Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Act 2012 asp 10

1 - the number of Bills passed in 2012 and currently awaiting Royal Assent

  • Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Bill

8 - the number of Bills currently in progress (ie not passed) 

  • Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill
  • Forth Road Bridge Bill
  • Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill
  • High Hedges (Scotland) Bill
  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Scotland) Bill
  • Post-16 Education (Scotland) Bill
  • Scottish Civil Justice Council and Criminal Legal Assistance Bill
  • Water Resources (Scotland) Bill