Rules and guidance
Information on the different rules and guidance the Parliament must follow, including the Standing Orders and Code of Conduct for MSPs.
Parliamentary business takes place throughout the year, with periods of recess (breaks). During recess, there are normally no meetings of the Parliament and no committee meetings.
Parliament organisations, groups and people
Find out about the groups and people in the Scottish Parliament and what they do.
What are the powers of the Scottish Parliament?
The Scottish Parliament can pass laws on matters devolved to Scotland.
Our Strategic Plan for Session 6 sets out the strategic priorities for the organisation over the next 5 years, and how our staff will support the Parliament in the successful delivery of its purpose, vision and mission.
We are committed to running a building that is accessible, environmentally friendly and welcoming to all.
What can MSPs do?
What is the Scottish Budget process?
What do committees do?
Find out more about what committees do at the Scottish Parliament