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Scotland’s Place in Europe

Scotland’s Place in Europe

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ISBN: 9781786527110

Scotland’s Place in Europe sets out the Scottish Government’s position following the result of the EU Referendum.

Executive Summary

Scotland’s Place in Europe presents the Scottish Government’s proposals for mitigating the impact on Scotland of the UK’s exit from the EU.

The paper sets out the importance of continued European Single Market membership for Scotland, and demonstrates that this is also the best outcome for the UK as a whole.

It then sets out the Scottish Government’s strategy for ensuring Scotland can remain a member of the European Single Market even if the UK Government chooses a different outcome, before laying out the impact of the EU referendum on the current devolution settlement and the new powers which will come to Scotland.