Digital Lessons For Schools From The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament hosts excellent educational visits. They now also have a new digital education offering to help schools in Scotland who are teaching Modern Studies.

a view inside the Chamber, the main debating hall of the Scottish Parliament filled with MSPs

Free, online classroom sessions are available for teachers to book, which includes a live interactive lesson with a Scottish Parliament education officer. These informative sessions last around 45 minutes and cover important elements from the Modern Studies curriculum.

The digital sessions are being offered as a complementary option alongside in-person school visits to Holyrood, as well as outreach visits by Parliament staff to Scottish schools.

Scottish Parliament Education Manager, Caroline Schofield, explained:

“Over the last few years, our team has focused on delivering a high-quality and informative online experience.

“We know it can be difficult for some schools to get to Edinburgh, and so with these digital sessions, all you need is a screen and a webcam, and pupils can still enjoy a ‘virtual’ trip to learn about their Parliament.”

Digital sessions are available throughout the year and can be booked for free from

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