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Brexit – What Matters to You? – Midterm Reports

Section: The ALLIANCEEngagement in EuropeType: News Item Date Published: 7th June 2018

The ALLIANCE has published a series of midterm reports summarising the findings of our Brexit engagement activity.

The ALLIANCE is currently engaging in a series of Town Hall Conversations to ascertain local people’s views on Brexit. We really want to give communities a voice and discover what really matters to you.

To date we have conducted three events in Govan, Falkirk and Aberdeen. Each has begun with a presentation from a Scottish Government representative (Michael Russell MSP in Govan, Fiona Hyslop MSP in Falkirk and Maureen Watt MSP in Aberdeen) which has been followed by a question and answer session. These have then been followed by table discussions, where people have been allowed to freely express their opinions on Brexit and its potential impact on their local community.

Opinions shared at these events will be summarised in an ALLIANCE report to be published early Autumn. This will then be submitted to Scottish Government Ministers which will feed directly into negotiations at a national level, demonstrating that the opinions of local communities in Scotland do matter.

In the meantime, three reports from each of the events so far are available to read below. Key themes include accessibility of information, fracking, European funding and the potential impact on the third sector.

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