The Presiding Officer

The Presiding Officer, supported by two Deputy Presiding Officers, chairs the proceedings in the parliamentary chamber, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and the Parliamentary Bureau. The Presiding Officer also represents the Scottish Parliament at home and abroad.

Ken Macintosh MSP

The Presiding Officer

Learn more about the role of the Presiding Officer

The Presiding Officer with Deputy Presiding Officers Christine Grahame (left) and Linda Fabiani (right)

The Deputy Presiding Officers

The Presiding Officer is supported in their duties by two Deputy Presiding Officers.

The Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh MSP

The Presiding Officer’s Speeches

Recent speeches by the Presiding Officer

Garden Lobby roof

Representing the Parliament at home and abroad

Image galleries showing the Presiding Officer representing the Parliament in Scotland and across the world.

MSP Building windows

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB)

The Corporate Body is responsible for ensuring that the Parliament is provided with the property, staff and services it requires.

Commision on Parliamentary Reform

Commission on Parliamentary Reform

Commission on Parliamentary Reform

Contact the Office of the Presiding Officer

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