The SCPO monitors Parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster. We cover issues of interest to Scottish Churches, current consultations, and the progress of Bills in both Parliaments. Read the latest SCPO Parliamentary Update here


Find out what Churches are doing in the lead-up to the referendum on Scottish independence. Download resources and read key reports here. Visit the SCPO Referendum page

SCPO Briefing Papers Photos from the Christian Aid Tax Justice Bus tour of the Scottish Parliament

Read the latest briefing: Independence White Paper                                            

The latest SCPO Briefing Paper provides an overview of the White Paper "Scotland's Future" published by the Scottish Government; and examines some key areas of interest for Scottish Churches. 

Interviews Photo from the Imagining Scotland's Future launch of the Rt Rev Lorna Hood, Roseanna Cunningham, Annabel Goldie and Alison Eliot

Read our extensive archive of interviews with MSPs, MPs and other political figures. 

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European Elections 22 May 2014 picure of a polling station


Elections to the European Parliament are being held in May 2014, with voters in the UK going to the polls on Thursday 22nd.  A number of UK-based and wider European Christian organisations have prepared resources and materials to help churches learn about the issues and engage in the debate.

SCPO Overview


The SCPO produce regular Parliamentary Updates full of information about what is happening at Holyrood and Westminster; topical Briefing Papers and interviews with key political figures. Please take time to have a look around our website, and find out what the SCPO can do for you.