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On 23 June 2016 the people of Scotland voted decisively to remain within the European Union (EU).

We continue to believe that staying in the EU is the best option for the whole of the UK and Scotland. Failing that, we believe the UK and Scotland must remain inside the Single Market and Customs Union.

This page brings together the various reports and key documents that we've published on Brexit.


Brexit talks

Case studies

Yvonne, 61, crofter, Highlands and islands

Yvonne has a croft and is an active member of the local crofting township. She breeds a selection of sheep and cattle, some of which are sold in the EU markets. She is concerned that the decision to leave the EU could impact her local community.

Nikki, 23, student, Aberdeen

Nikki is currently studying sociology in Aberdeen and has concerns that the vote to leave the EU will affect her future job prospects. She would like to do a PhD in the future but worries that there will be a significant drop in funding for research based doctorates.

Ian, 72, retired lecturer, Spain

Ian is originally from Glasgow and is enjoying his retirement in Spain. Ian thinks that the UK's decision to leave the EU will undermine its influence around the world and affect its capacity to tackle global challenges.