Visitors can attend Parliament debates by taking a seat in the public gallery of the Debating Chamber. Visitors require a ticket for a seat and these are free of charge.
Please check the recess dates before arranging your visit. Parliament is not in session during the recess dates.
The Scottish Parliament is in dissolution from Thursday 24 March 2016. This means there are no MSPs and no parliamentary business will take place until after the election on Thursday 5 May 2016. For further information, please see our Election 2016 page.
When Parliament is in session it normally sits on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is possible to turn up and enquire if tickets are available, but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to request tickets in advance of a visit.