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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 Strategy

The international strategy sets out the aims and focus of the Scottish Parliament’s international relations engagement.

It is agreed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and implemented by the International Relations Office (IRO). The IRO support the Presiding Officer and MSPs when they represent the Scottish Parliament abroad.

International strategy (123KB pdf)