Useful activities, resources and more information

HaveĀ a look at our timeline, download resources, take a virtual tour and much more!

Thumbail view of timeline


Try our interactive timeline to find out about the development of Parliaments in Scotland since 1285


Learn about the Parliament

Explore our resources for learning about the Scottish Parliament

Seating in the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber

How the Parliament Works

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

Three of the leaflets produced by Scottish Parliament Public Information

Leaflets and Guides

We produce a range of free publications that explain how the Parliament works, what you can do as a visitor to Holyrood and how you can get involved.

Polling station.  Picture: stocknshares / iStockphoto

Referendum on Independence

A Hub intended to be useful to those seeking information on the Referendum on Independence for Scotland, and on the debate around the Referendum.

Other websites

Visit the Scottish Youth Parliament's hub for young people on voting

Aye, Naw, Mibbe