A confidential survey reports that more than 200 cases of sexual harassment and sexist behavior have occurred in the Scottish Parliament over the past two years.
The survey, commissioned by the Scottish Parliament but carried out by an independent market research company, revealed on Thursday that 30 percent of women working in the Holyrood building had been sexually harassed.
Of the 137 people who said they had experienced sexual harassment, 45 percent reported that the perpetrator was a Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP), with the majority of incidents happening since the 2016 election.
The survey said 16 percent of respondents reported unwanted looks or leers, and another nine percent reported unwanted physical contact such as hugging, kissing and groping.
More than 1,000 people who work at the Scottish Parliament, including MSPs, their staff, parliamentary workers, and news reporters responded to the survey.