Recess Dates

Recess is a period when the Parliament is not sitting but not dissolved.  In Scotland parliamentary recesses normally coincide with school and public holidays.

Recess Dates as agreed by the Parliament are as follows:

 

  • 29 June – 1 September 2013
  • 12 – 27 October 2013
  • 21 December 2013 – 5 January 2014
  • 8 February - 16 February 2014
  • 5 April - 20 April 2014
  • 28 June - 3 August 2014
  • 23 August - 21 September 2014
  • 11 - 26 October 2014
  • 20 December 2014 - 4 January 2015

(All dates are inclusive)

 

Visiting the Parliament

You can visit the Parliament during recess and have a free tour of the building.  Find out how to book your tour.

Attend a debate or a committee meeting

When the Parliament is sitting you can visit and attend a plenary or a committee meeting.  Details on how to book tickets in advance.