Opportunities and risks for Scotland after EU exit examined

19 December 2016

Parliament's new cross-party Committee on Exiting the European Union visits Aberdeen to hold its second public evidence hearing away from Westminster – and its first in Scotland. The first panel of the oral evidence session looks at the opportunities and risks for Scotland as a result of Brexit. The second panel looks more closely at the Aberdeen economy, with a particular focus on the fishing and renewables sectors.


Monday 19 December 2016, Linklater Rooms, University of Aberdeen

Brexit and Scotland – looking in broad terms at opportunities and risks for Scotland and its economy

At 10.00am

  • Professor Michael Keating, Chair in Scottish politics, University of Aberdeen
  • Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas UK
  • Suzanne Burr, Thorpe Molloy recruitment – specialist in freedom of movement issues
  • Andrew Walker, Managing Partner, Johnston Carmichael

The North East Scotland economy

At 11.00am

  • Andrew Scott, Scotrenewables
  • Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive, Scottish Fisherman's Federation
  • Michael Bates, Scottish Seafood Association

Purpose of the visit

The session forms part of the Committee's inquiry into the UK's negotiating objectives for withdrawal from the EU. MPs also meet throughout the day with councillors, business and organisations to hear views from Aberdeen on the inquiry's terms of reference.

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