Scottish Parliament: MSP Building

Find out where the MSPs work


There are loads of different buildings that make up the Scottish Parliament in Canongate.

SP 9One of the most important has to be the MSP Building.

It’s home for over 100 Members of the Scottish Parliament and where they answer questions from the people they represent and prepare for important debates.

As well as the usual office stuff, such as computers and telephones, the offices have unusual window seats called “contemplation spaces” – they’re meant to be good for thinking!

The shape of the window is said to resemble the shape of a skater in a painting by a famous Scottish painter called Raeburn.

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