Devolved or reserved – what’s the difference?

Since the Scottish Parliament reconvened in 1999, decision making power is now split between MSPs in Edinburgh and MPs in London. Issues decided by the Scottish Parliament are said to be ‘devolved’ while issues decided at Westminster are said to be ‘reserved’.

The following table outlines devolved (Scottish Parliament) and reserved (UK Parliament) powers:

For assistance with reserved issues or any other issue you would like to raise with me, I and my team are happy to help.

For help with any devolved issues, your local MSP and their team will be best placed to assist due to their expertise in those areas.

To raise any issues related to Glasgow City Council (for example bin collections, street lighting, potholes), one of your local Glasgow City Councillors will be best place to assist. You can find their contact details on the Glasgow City Council website.