Scotland and the EU

Scotland and the EU

13 March 2013, 5pm. Venue: The Royal Society of Edinburgh

A public discussion seminar on the legal, political and economic issues around Scottish membership of the European Union in the event of a Yes vote in the referendum

Read the summary report Enlightening the Constitutional Debate - Scotland the the EU


Speakers addressed a range of topics including:

  • The legal position regarding Scottish membership;
  • The process for Scotland becoming a member of the European Union;;
  • The terms on which Scotland might be a member of the EU, including the existing British opt-outs;
  • The political issues around Scottish membership of the EU, including the implications of the proposed UK referendum on the EU;
  • The influence of small states in the EU and the strategies pursued by them within the European institutions.


Peter Jones, freelance journalist at The Economist, The Times, The Scotsman

Speakers: (to view speaker notes click on speaker name below)

Graham Avery, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford & European Policy Centre, Brussels

Neil Walker, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, University of Edinburgh

Diana Panke, Professor of Political Science, University of Freiburg.

Advance Press Release

Summary press report


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