When the Parliament is sitting you can visit and attend a plenary or a committee meeting. Details on how to book tickets in advance.
Recess is a period when the Parliament is not dissolved, but is not meeting for a particular length of time. The dates of recesses are decided by the Parliament on a motion from the Parliamentary Bureau that has regard to Scottish school holidays (rule 2.3).
Scottish Parliament Fact Sheet: Dates of Recess, Dissolution and Parliamentary Years
When the Office of the Clerk is open, these days are defined as ‘counting days’.
Motions, amendments and questions may be lodged and Bills introduced on days when the Office of the Clerk is open.
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