Europa Institute Hosts Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader

Institute hosts Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP for Brexit speech


27 Sep 2017

The Edinburgh Europa Institute hosted Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, today for a public lecture co-organised with the Scottish Centre on European Relations.

Mr Rennie, speaking on the path ahead on Brexit for Scotland and the UK, outlined the value of EU membership and the free movement of people to the Scottish economy and society.

He also reiterated his partyโ€™s case for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

The lecture was chaired by Dr Tobias Lock, Edinburgh Europa Institute Co-Director, and the introductory remarks were offered by Dr Kirsty Hughes, Director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations. The organising of the event was supported by Anthony Salamone, Europa Institute Steering Group Member.

Dr Tobias Lock, Europa Institute Co-Director, is Senior Lecturer in European Union Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Kirsty Hughes, Europa Institute Honorary Fellow, is Director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations.

Anthony Salamone, Europa Institute Member, is PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh.


The Edinburgh Europa Institute is the University of Edinburgh's research centre on European integration. Founded in 1968, it is the oldest organsation of its kind in Scotland and the UK. The Institute occupies a strategic position in academic and policy debates on Europe and organises a range of events and activities for academics, practitioners and the wider public.