Please note that First Minister's Question Time will not take place on Thursday 7 May. It will take place at 3.05pm on Wednesday 6 May.
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.
Recess Dates as agreed by the Parliament are as follows:
- 7 February – 15 February 2015
- 4 April – 19 April 2015
- 27 June – 30 August 2015
- 10 October – 25 October 2015
- 19 December 2015 – 4 January 2016
(All dates are inclusive)
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.