Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS)

The Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme provides benefits for Members of the Scottish Parliament and officeholders (including the Lord Advocate and the Solicitor General for Scotland).  It also provides benefits for surviving partners and children.

Contributions are paid into the Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, which was established under the scheme, with investment managed by an external Fund Manager, Baillie Gifford.

The scheme rules, which are detailed under the Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009, together with a comprehensive set of explanatory notes.

Board of Trustees

A board of trustees is responsible for managing and administering the Fund in accordance with the scheme rules. The current board of trustees is:

  • Alison Harris
  • Pauline McNeill MSP  
  • Gil Paterson
  • Mark Ruskell MSP


The Scottish Parliament Pay and Pensions Office provides secretariat support to the Fund trustees.  Any enquiries for the Fund trustees should be routed through the in the first instance or by writing to:

The Scottish Parliament

Pay and Pensions Office Office


EH99 1SP

Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA)

The SPPA provides a pension administration service on behalf of the Fund trustees.  Information about your pension entitlement and the pension scheme rules in general can be found on the SPPA website.  Details of the methods of submitting any enquiries in relation to your pension entitlement or the scheme rules in general are available online. Please note that whilst the SPPA can provide information about your pension entitlement and the scheme rules, it is unable to provide financial advice.


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