31st July 2019

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) for the North Highlands & Islands has just finished a successful summer programme of drop-in events at libraries and community facilities around the region.

Over the course of July, the EDIC team travelled to Dornoch, Kirkwall, Thurso, Tongue and Wick to host drop-in sessions for anyone with questions or concerns about Europe and Brexit. The team’s focus this year was on reaching EU citizens with concerns about their rights after Brexit.

Thanks to support from the EU Citizens Rights Project Scotland, in addition to their usual materials the EDIC team had a handy series of factsheets covering everything from residency rights to healthcare.

Trudy Morris, EDIC Manager, said:

“It has been another period of political upheaval, with the EU Parliamentary Elections and the recent appointment of a new Prime Minister in the UK. While it remains too early to say what these changes might mean for the Brexit process, we have to assume that – deal or no deal – the UK remains on course to leave the European Union on 31 October.

“It is vitally important that EU citizens living in Scotland understand fully what their rights will be post-Brexit, and what they need to do with the Settled Status scheme to ensure they retain these rights. Our team will be on hand at our drop-in centre in Thurso to answer any queries that EU citizens might have as the Brexit process continues.”

The EDIC drop-in centre is based out of Naver Business Centre in Thurso and is open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. The EDIC team can also be contacted on 01847 500108 or europedirect@caithnesschamber.com

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