Nicola Sturgeon: Discussions on how to keep Scotland in EU to start at once
Speaking outside Bute House after a meeting of the Scottish Cabinet, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would begin negotiations at once to try to keep Scotland in the EU.
"Cabinet agreed that we will seek to enter into immediate discussions with the EU institutions with the other EU member states to explore all possible options to protect Scotland's place in the EU and we are determined to draw on as much support and advice from across Scotland as possible and I can confirm, over the next few days, I will establish an advisory panel comprising a range of experts who can advise the Scottish government on a number of important matters, legal, financial and diplomatic. It will also seek to encompass voices from across the political spectrum in Scotland and indeed different views on Scotland's constitutional future. I will say more early next week about the membership of this expert advisory panel.