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Scotland's place in Europe inquiry


The overall EU referendum result was a vote for leave, but a breakdown of the vote shows that in Scotland a clear majority of people voted to remain. The inquiry looks at available options for retaining Scotland's EU membership and focus on how Scotland can best be represented in future negotiations.

Terms of reference

  • How will the EU referendum result affect Scotland's relationship with Europe?
  • In light of the way Scotland voted in the EU referendum, what options exist for Scotland to remain a member of the EU?
  • What role will Scotland have in the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU?
  • How will Scotland be included in the Government's Brexit negotiations?
  • What future relationship with the EU would be best for Scotland?
  • How will Scottish interests be represented in the negotiations regarding the UK's withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the EU?
  • How will the UK’s withdrawal from the EU affect Scottish devolution and Scotland's funding settlement?
  • What consequences and opportunities exist for developing Scottish trade in Europe and beyond in light of the EU referendum result?

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 April 2017
Inquiry Scotland's place in Europe inquiry
Witnesses Professor Alan Page, Professor of Public Law, University of Dundee, Dr Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations
Oral Evidence
14 December 2016
Inquiry Scotland's place in Europe inquiry
Witnesses Rt Hon David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
Oral Evidence
7 December 2016
Inquiry Scotland's place in Europe inquiry
Witnesses Michael Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Professor Anton Muscatelli, Chair, Standing Council on Europe, Scottish Government, Ian Mitchell, Deputy Director for EU Strategy and Engagement, Scottish Government
Oral Evidence
Anonymised (SPE0023)
Scotland in Union (SPE0020)
UK Government (SPE0024)

Other publications

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