What is the SNP’s position on rejoining the EU?

The SNP believe that EU membership delivers many social, economic and cultural benefits for individuals, businesses and communities across Scotland. We believe that the best way to build a more prosperous and equal Scotland is to be a full independent member of the EU.

On 23 June the people of Scotland voted decisively to remain within the European Union and we firmly believe that EU membership is the best option for Scotland.

Brexit undoubtedly changes the way that Scotland engages with the EU, but it will not change the EU’s importance to Scotland, nor our commitment to rejoining the EU as soon  as possible.

By rejoining the EU we will create jobs and regain full access to the European Single Market, which is seven times the size of the UK.

We will prepare to rejoin the EU by keeping a close relationship with Europe. We will strengthen our Brussels base and make Scotland House the hub of our diplomatic representation across Europe.