Learn about the Parliament

Your Region - Your Parliament

Your Region - Your Parliament

Explore the regions of Scotland and discover more about the Parliament as you go.


The Role of the Scottish Parliament

Find out about the role the the Scottish Parliament

Photograph of an Act of the Scottish Parliament

The Legislative Process

Since the major function of a parliament is to make laws it was important that the whole legislative process (how laws are made) was devised keeping the four key principles in mind.

Photograph of outside of Holyrood building

Making of the Scottish Parliament

Find out about the founding of the Scottish Parliament in 1999

Three of the leaflets produced by Scottish Parliament Public Information

Information resources

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.

Garden Lobby

Explore Parliament

Browse through images or take a tour to discover the buildings that make up Scotland's Parliament

Photograph of the Chamber from the public gallery

Case Studies

Bill case studies covering how the Scottish Parliament works, important developments and interesting subjects



Learn about words and phrases used in the Parliament.

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