Fiona Hyslop Speaks to EU Nationals in West Lothian: You’re Welcome Here
Local Constituency MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Europe and External Affairs has told EU nationals in the Linlithgow Constituency that “you remain welcome here” after Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union.
West Lothian voted to Remain in the EU 58.3% – alongside every other local authority area in Scotland. The Scottish Government is now exploring all options to protect Scotland’s relationship with Europe.
On Monday in London, Fiona in her Government role as Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs met with the Ambassadors of France, Germany and Slovakia who take up the EU Presidency in next few weeks and underlined this message from the Scottish Government
“West Lothian, like the rest of Scotland, voted to remain within the EU – a vote to protect our place in the world’s biggest single market and the jobs and investment that depend on it.
“It’s significant that the result in Scotland came after a campaign that was positive about the EU and the benefits of freedom of movement.
“As your MSP, I want to tell the citizens of other EU countries living across West Lothian that you remain welcome here, Scotland is your home and your contribution is valued.
“It’s deeply disappointing that the result in Scotland was not echoed across the whole of the UK – but Scotland has spoken decisively and we will make that voice heard.”