The Scottish Parliament welcomes visitors 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday.

All visits are free of charge. No booking is required to visit the public areas of the building. Advance booking is advised for guided tours and to attend debates and committee meetings.


  • The Scottish Parliament will be closed to visitors on Friday 5th October for staff training.
  • Due to a parliamentary event, access to the Debating Chamber may be unavailable at times on 23 / 24 August. If you are planning to visit on this day please contact Visitor Services for further details.

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