The Scottish Parliament election takes place on Thursday 5 May. Before the election, the Parliament is dissolved and no further parliamentary business takes place. During dissolution there are no MSPs, Committees or Cross-Party Groups.

Find out more in our Election 2016 pages.

Current committees

Committees for Session 5 will be established following the return of parliament after the election on May 5.

Get Involved

Find out how you can attend Committee Meetings. See our Visiting Parliament section.

How to Attend

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets are produced by information specialists with the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).  They provide factual information about parliamentary business.

Fact Sheets