Welcome to the Scottish Parliament

  • First Minister, Kezia Dugdale, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie

    First Minister's Questions

    Nicola Sturgeon MSP will take questions from party leaders and MSPs at First Minister's Questions on Thursday afternoon.

    Watch live from midday


    First Minister's Questions

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    Thursday's business in the Chamber

    Business begins at 11:40am and includes:

    • General Questions and First Minister's Questions
    • a Ministerial Statement on Scotland’s public finances
    • a debate on the experiences of women with recent welfare reforms

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

    Watch live on Parliament TV


    Thursday's business in the Chamber

  • Collage: Joe FitzPatrick MSP; extract from Devolution Guide leaflet

    Devolution Committee to question Minister

    The Devolution (Further Powers) Commitee will question Minister for Parliamentary Business, Joe FitzPatrick MSP, at its meeting on Thursday morning.

    Watch the meeting from 10:30am

    The Committee recently produced a short, accessible overview of current and forthcoming devolved powers.

    Read the guide online here


    Devolution Committee to question Minister

  • Rhoda Grant MSP talking to members of staff from Rachel House in Kinross

    Barriers to palliative care must be removed

    Everyone in Scotland should have a right to palliative care according to an inquiry into the issue by the Health and Sport Committee.

    The Committee’s inquiry found that according to projections based on UK data there are over 10,000 people in Scotland who are not getting the care that they need.

    Find out more


    Barriers to palliative care must be removed


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Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick MSP greets United States Consul General, Susan Wilson

Presiding Officer welcomes the United States Consul General

On Thursday, the Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, welcomed the United States Consul General, Susan Wilson.

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Business Bulletin

The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

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How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

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Visiting the Parliament

Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.