Event Organiser

Edinburgh University European Union Society

Event Title

Scotland and Brexit: The Way Ahead


Tuesday 6 November 2018


McEwan Hall | Bristo Square
The University of Edinburgh


Michael Russell MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations

Anthony Salamone | Chair
President Emeritus · European Union Society 


Opening Remarks from Prof Peter Mathieson
Principal and Vice Chancellor · University of Edinburgh

Concluding Remarks from Sarah Smith
University Secretary · University of Edinburgh

The Brexit process has entered its critical phase. Absent any change, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at the end of next March. Even at this late stage, it remains unclear whether the EU and UK will conclude a withdrawal agreement, or whether it will be approved by both sides. The shape of the UK’s future relationship with the EU may also not become known until some time after its departure. Scotland voted decisively to remain in the EU, and the Scottish Government has pursued a distinctly different approach to Brexit than the UK Government. At this pivotal juncture, Cabinet Secretary Michael Russell MSP will give a speech in the majestic McEwan Hall outlining the Scottish Government’s view on the way forward for Scotland as Brexit nears.

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