Scotland and Brexit took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Tuesday 20 September 2016.
The implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union are still emerging. However, it is clear that the relationships between Scotland, the rest of the UK and the EU will change dramatically over the next few years.
Some of the country’s leading experts discussed what the result means for the future.
Alan Page, University of Dundee, expands on his presentation from last Tuesday's Scotland and Brexit event. He explains that the implications of EU withdrawal for the devolution settlement are far-reaching - quite apart from the question of a second independence referendum.
The implications of EU withdrawal for the devolution settlement are far-reaching - quite apart from the question of a second independence referendum. In these remarks I want to concentrate on the implications for the Scottish Parliament’s legislative competence and the future of EU law in Scotland.
If Westminster were to assert the view that Brexit falls under foreign affairs and is therefore a reserved matter, the devolved territories would have little legal recourse but, says Michael Keating, doing would re-open the whole question of the nature of the union.