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Scotland and the EU in the Event of a 'Yes' Vote in the Independence Referendum

11 October 2013 - King's College Auditorium, University of Aberdeen (6pm - 8pm)

A significant issue in the independence debate so far is the contested vision of what will happen to Scotland in its relationship with the EU in the event of a "Yes" vote. Will Scotland be able to negotiate the terms of its membership of the EU in the period while it is still a part of the UK after the referendum? Will it be able, where it wants to, to retain the UK opt outs/special deals on the Euro, Schengen, the area of freedom, security and justice, the budget, Charter of Rights? Could Scotland's membership of the EU be blocked by other EU Member States?

These and other questions will be addressed by a distinguished panel of speakers/commentators, who will also answer questions from the audience, in the beautiful ambience of the King's College Auditorium.

A wine reception in James Mackay Hall will follow the event.


Professor David Edward FRSE, Emeritus Professor of the University of Edinburgh and former Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Professor Michael Keating, FBA, FRSE, University of Aberdeen

Professor Neil Walker, FBA, FRSE, University of Edinburgh

Professor Paul Beaumont, FRSE, University of Aberdeen

To register for this event please contact Carol Davies.