Educational Resources

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Teaching resources for Modern Studies

If you are teaching modern studies or citizenship in upper secondary school, check out our resources for this age range

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Teaching primary and lower secondary

Suggestions on using our resources with this age range

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Additional Member System

Discover how the Additional Member System works in our interactive resource

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Find out how you can use the Scottish Parliament building as inspiration for teaching the art and design curriculum

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Audio Resources

Listen to our fun radio programmes to find out more about the Parliament.



We have produced a series of teaching resources for Citizenship topics - suitable for teaching social studies and general citizenship studies

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A series of factfiles looking at key areas of the Parliament

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Holyrood Quizzes

If you are visiting Holyrood with a group, you might want to do one of our quizzes

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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.

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Language and Literacy Curriculum

Resources for creative and imaginative writing

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Learn Gaelic

Do you want to learn some Parliament words in Gaelic? Math fhèin! (that means brilliant in Gaelic!)

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Use your maths skills to explore the Parliament from a different angle

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Modern Languages

Inspire your students to use their language skills using the Scottish Parliament

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National Modern Studies

Our National Modern Studies notes can help teachers and pupils to work through the course, learning about the Scottish Parliament

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Parliament and Poetry

You can use the Parliament as a basis for poetry lessons using our lesson plans, produced jointly with the Scottish Poetry Library

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Pieces of Parliament

A series of short resources exploring the work of Parliament

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PowerPoint Case Studies

PowerPoint case studies of the passage of Bills through the Parliament

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Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders is a board game for 2 to 4 players based on the election process

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