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Update about the EU referendum

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, people in Scotland voted, by a majority of 62% to 38%, to remain part of the European Union. Every one of the 32 council areas in Scotland voted to stay in the EU. However, the UK as a whole voted to leave the EU.Nicola Sturgeon has since said that the Scottish Government will do all it can to protect Scotland's place within the EU, including the possibility of a second independence referendum for Scotland.For a Read more…

Statement about EU referendum: UK has voted to leave; Scotland backs Remain

In yesterday's referendum, every one of the 32 council areas in Scotland voted to remain in the EU. Overall, Scotland voted by 62% to 38% in favour of remaining in the EU: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-36599102However, the UK as a whole voted in the referendum to leave the EU. Overall, Leave received 52% of the UK's votes, while 48% voted in favour of Remaining in the EU: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36615028 Tim Hopkins of the Equality Network stated: "To our friends in other European countries, in the EU and the rest Read more…