Today Nicola Sturgeon gave a statement on the outcome of the EU referendum. She set out what action the Scottish Government will now take to safeguard our future in Europe, following the unequivocal vote for Scotland to remain in the EU.
Thank you for joining me this morning after a long night - and a long few months - for all of us.
Yesterday, Scotland - like London and Northern Ireland - voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union.
We voted to protect our place in the world's biggest single market - and the jobs and investment that depend on it.
Scotland has delivered a strong, unequivocal vote to remain in the EU. The vote here makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.
In voting for Remain in such high numbers, Scotland contributed significantly to the UK ‘Remain’ vote.
You’d be surprised by just how many of the rights we take for granted at work are actually guaranteed by the EU. Many of these rights only exist because of EU laws or court decisions.
Being in the EU has been good for our environment. The EU has taken a lead on big global issues like climate change and pollution, it has guaranteed ambitious environmental standards across Europe and it has taken action to protect natural habitats.
Here are just five ways a vote to Remain in the EU is a vote to protect our environment.
Europe is good for Scotland. For Scotland’s families being in the EU means jobs, workplace protections, cheaper travel and consumer protection rights too.
Here are just some of the benefits of a Remain vote on 23 June for Scotland’s families.
Scotland’s EU membership gives our businesses access to the world’s largest trading area, while protecting jobs, supporting exports and boosting our economy.
Here are just five ways being part of the EU benefits Scotland.
Being part of the EU brings huge opportunities for Scotland’s young people, including the right to work, train, travel or study in 28 EU member countries.
Here are just five ways being in the EU is good for Scotland’s young people.
The SNP are committed to furthering gender equality in Scotland, and our actions build on protections put in place by the EU. By voting to Remain, we can protect these rights and build on them in the future.
Here are just some of the ways the EU has benefitted women in Scotland and across the UK.