What has the Scottish Parliament done?

Here are a few examples of what has been done in this area:


This act authorised the construction and operation of around 30 miles of single track railway line, running from Newcraighall to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders. This re-established a large part of the old Waverley Route which was closed in 1969. The line, now known as the ‘Borders Railway’, was officially opened in September 2015.

Among other things, this act set up national concessionary fares schemes.

Committee inquiries

The Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is currently holding an inquiry into construction and procurement of ferry vessels in Scotland. This is to identify and address current and future challenges and opportunities in the procurement of new vessels to support Scotland's ferry network.


This petition is calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that local authorities and service providers provide access for thos with disabilities at public facilities such as piers and harbours.

What is the Scottish Parliament doing?

Here is an example of what is currently being done in this area:

Amongst other things, this is an act to make provision for low emission zones, local bus services, prohibit pavement parking.

The Act received Royal Assent on 15 November 2019. 

Official Report

What is said in public in committees and in the Chamber, including debates and statements by Scottish Government Ministers, is recorded in the Official Report.

Use the Official Report search to find details of MSPs’ discussions in the Parliament on a particular issue.   

Questions and motions

MSPs ask questions and lodge motions, some of which are debated, to gather information and raise awareness of issues.

Enter a keyword in the search to find out what MSPs have said about a specific subject.  

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