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This full-day course will provide a step-by-step guide to building sustainable political engagement with MSPs and the Scottish Parliament.

Socttish ParliamentLearn how to draft questions, submit motions and ensure that MSPs are briefed ahead of plenary debates. This training workshop will introduce you to the language and format of each process, offering a step-by-step guide to positive political engagement.

Discussion time during the day will give insight into different approaches and the 'Meet the MSP' session will allow delegates to discuss first-hand, the expectations of parliamentarians when being approached by external organisations. In addition, every delegate has access to a free hour's follow-up - with no 'use-by' date!

Participants should ensure that they have a basic understanding of the Parliament's remit and powers, or should consider this course in combination with Understanding Holyrood.


  • Kirsty Regan
  • Shelagh McKinlay

Discounted rates:

  • £175 + VAT for registered charities
  • 10% off for newsdirect monitoring clients/subscribers

The Course Document is available here.

About newsdirect Political Awareness Training

Our political awareness training offers a real insight into parliament, an effective taster and a plan of action. Delivered by Kirsty Regan, the service is extremely versatile. Topics, areas of focus and desired outcomes can all be agreed beforehand. We offer open courses, conference workshops or in-house seminars anywhere in Scotland.

More Information & Course Enquiries

To reserve a place, call our training unit on 0131 557 9999.

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