Information resources

We produce publications that explain how the Scottish Parliament works; that encourage public participation and involvement; and that help people to get the most out of their visit to the Parliament building. All of our publications are free and many are available in a range of languages and formats. 

If you have any feedback or comments on these resources, please contact Public Information and Resources.

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Powers

A short guide to the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

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Laws

A quick animated guide to how laws are made in the Scottish Parliament

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Your Representatives

This leaflet gives an overview of the different elected representatives you have in the Scottish Parliament, local authorities, the UK Parliament and the European Parliament and lists some of the issues they deal with.

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Who Does What

This leaflet explains the different roles of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government, the UK Parliament and the European Parliament.

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Your Scottish Parliament

This leaflet explains the role of the Parliament and includes the 2016 election results.

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Your Parliament at Work

This leaflet explains the work of MSPs in the Parliament and how to get involved.

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First Minister's Questions (FMQs)

A quick animated guide to First Minister's Questions (FMQs)

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Decision time

Watch our short animation to find out what happens at decision time in the Chamber and how you can discover what has been decided.

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Legislative consent

Learn about legislative consent in our short animation.

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The Debating Chamber

Use this interactive resource to find out about the Debating Chamber.

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Committees

Use this interactive resource to find out about committee rooms

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Your Voice

Use our interactive guide to find out how to make your voice heard at the Scottish Parliament.

Leaflets

The 'Who Represents Me?' series

Leaflets that explain why people who live in Scotland have different types of representation, and that clarify the role of the Scottish Parliament.

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The 'Get Involved' series

Leaflets that encourage public participation and involvement

Visitor Services Tour Guide

The 'Discover Holyrood' series

Leaflets that help people to get the most out of their visit to the Parliament building

Three of the leaflets produced by Scottish Parliament Public Information

Leaflet Order Form

A quick and easy way to order free leaflets produced by Scottish Parliament Public Information.

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Promotional Resources

Bookmarks, contact cards, table top information stands and corporate pull-up banners are available for meetings, surgeries and events.

Graphic from the Scottish Parliament Annual Report

Slideshows

Find out about the Parliament in pictures

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