Information resources

We produce a range of resources that explain how the Scottish Parliament works and encourage public involvement. All of our resources are free and many are available in a range of languages and formats. 

  1. Our animations below include, first, simple introductions to key aspects of the Scottish Parliament. These are followed by animations that give more detailed information about parliamentary process and procedures. 
  2. Our interactive apps allow you to find out about the Chamber, committees and how to make your voice heard. 
  3. Our leaflets below provide information on the Parliament, your representatives, visiting and getting involved. 

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

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Powers - animation

A short guide to the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

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Members of the Scottish Parliament - animation

A quick introduction to how MSPs can help you.

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The Scottish Government - animation

A short guide to the difference between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

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Laws - animation

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

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Getting Scotland’s laws ready for Brexit - animation

A short animation outlining what the Scottish Parliament is doing to prepare Scotland’s laws for Brexit.

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Scottish budget process - animation

An overview of the Scottish budget process

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First Minister's Questions (FMQs) - animation

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

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Decision time - animation

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 - animation

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.

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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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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 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.

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.

Visitor Services Tour Guide

The 'Visit 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

Promotional resources available to order

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