Head of State: HM Queen Elizabeth II
Capital City (location of Parliament): Edinburgh
Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Scottish Parliament (129)
CPA UK & Scotland
The Scottish Parliament and CPA UK work together through British Islands and Mediterranean Region of the CPA, particularly through the BIMR Chapter of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians
Parliamentarians and Clerks from Scotland often participate in CPA UK's multilateral events such as the Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, and as speakers and resource people in parliamentary strengthening activities.
Our Recent Programmes
CPA BIMR Election Observation Mission to Jersey - May 2018
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK) conducted an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to the Jersey 2018 Elections. CPA UK were invited by the Chief Minister and Chair of the Privileges and Procedures Committee to observe the Jersey 2018 elections against international standards, commitments and obligations as well as domestic laws.
Fijian Committee Clerk Attachment to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 26 February – 9 March 2018
In partnership with the British High Commission Suva and the Scottish Parliament, CPA UK facilitated a two-week clerk attachment for two committee clerks from the Parliament of Fiji to the Scottish Parliament. The in-depth, practical programme introduced the clerks to good practice in the Scottish Parliament and highlighted how clerks in Scotland manage the pace of their work, their relationship with Members and brief and report writing.