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About the Scottish Parliament

International connections

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, public engagement is currently suspended.

This is to try to reduce the risk to the essential staff who work at the Parliament.

This means:

  • the Parliament building is closed to the public
  • all International Relations Office supported visits are postponed

Find out more about the Parliament's response to Covid-19


International connections

The Scottish Parliament is an open and outward looking organisation that wants to work with other parliaments and international organisations.

Visitors from other parliaments and international organisations come to our Parliament to:

  • study policy issues
  • share information on ways of working
  • exchange ideas and knowledge

Members of the Scottish Parliament also make similar visits to other parliaments and organisations to:

  • improve understanding on shared interests
  • develop good working relationships

For more information about official visits to and from the Parliament, please contact the International Relations Office (IRO):

You can keep up to date with the Parliament’s international work on Twitter: @SP_IntRelations

Watch a video about the role of the International Relations Office