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.
- the Parliament building is closed to the public
- all International Relations Office supported visits are postponed
The Scottish Parliament is a member of the:
- Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
- British Irish Parliamentary Assembly
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
The CPA consists of national, provincial, state and territorial parliaments across the Commonwealth. It:
- promotes knowledge and understanding about parliamentary democracy
- supports good leadership, democracy and human rights
Members of the Scottish Parliament are all members of the CPA Scotland Branch. There are 9 CPA Branches, divided by geographic regions, and each region has its own programme of activities.
The Scotland Branch is part of the British Islands and Mediterranean Region.
The Scotland Branch leaders are:
- Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP (President)
- Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP (Vice President)
- Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP (Vice President)
The Scotland Branch Executive Committee members are:
For previous annual reports, papers and information about the work of the CPA Scotland Branch please email: IRO@parliament.scot
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)
The CWP is part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. It was formed to:
- increase the number of female elected representatives in parliaments across the Commonwealth
- ensure that women’s issues are discussed in parliamentary debate and legislation
Scottish Parliament members of the CWP are:
British Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA)
The BIPA discuss issues of concern and interest between political representatives in Britain and Ireland.
The Scottish Parliament members are:
- Linda Fabiani MSP (Deputy Presiding Officer and delegation leader)
- Willie Coffey MSP
- John Scott MSP
- Pauline McNeill MSP
- Ross Greer MSP