Scotland is a proud European nation. We have benefitted from being part of the European Union (EU) for more than 40 years.
The UK’s departure from this union 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 it. We will continue to collaborate across a wide range of issues on the EU’s agenda, reflecting our shared values and goals.
- working to protect Scotland's interests through intergovernmental engagement on EU Exit
- working to protect the interests of EU and EEA citizens in Scotland
- using our Innovation and Investment Hubs to support trade, investment, innovation and intergovernmental relations
- promoting the aims and objectives of our updated Nordic Baltic Policy Statement
- servicing the independent Standing Council on Europe, which is advising Ministers on how to best protect Scottish interests throughout Brexit negotiations
- consulting on the design of the 2021 to 2027 European territorial cooperation (Interreg) funding programmes
- setting out how Scotland sees the EU's priorities for the period ahead and explaining why these are of vital importance to Scotland in The European Union's Strategic Agenda 2020-2024: Scotland's Perspective, published in January 2020
Information and resources about healthcare for overseas visitors is on the NHS Inform website.
Information about the European Health Insurance Card is on the NHS website.
Engagement and cooperation with Europe is essential to achieving the central aim of Scotland's Economic Strategy.
It is also essential for tackling the issues raised by climate change, energy security, immigration, and international crises.
Telephone: 0300 244 4000 (Central Enquiries Unit)
St Andrews House