Who are we?

We are a group of pro EU activists who campaigned tirelessly for a people’s vote in order to stop Brexit.

We do not want to wait 10-20 years for the UK to rejoin the European Union – 62% of Scots voted to remain in the EU in 2016! We are now campaigning for an independent Scotland so that we can reclaim our rights as EU citizens as soon as possible.

Contact us by e-mail: yesforeu@gmail.com

In May 2021, the Scottish people clearly voted for a government that promised to hold an independence referendum and is committed applying for full EU membership, once the Scottish people are free to determine their own future: The Scottish National Party and the Scottish Greens together won 72 out of 129 seats, on a turn-out which reached 63.5%, the highest-ever at a Scottish Parliament election.

We are currently meeting via the internet and campaigning in support of all pro-indy, pro-EU MSPs. We are also highlighting the impacts of the Westminster government’s hard Brexit on the Scottish economy, especially its effects on fishers, farmers, small business traders, students, performers and EU citizens who are losing their livelihoods because of Brexit.

We are keen to work with other Yes groups who agree with our aims.

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Campaigning outside the Farmers’ Market, Castle Street, Edinburgh

Yes for EU endorsed Scottish Green Party Co-Leader, Lorna Slater and Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leigh, Ben Macpherson, as pro-EU candidates for the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2021. We were delighted when both candidates were elected.

Please help us raise funds so that we can continue to spread the word about the need for independence and full EU membership for Scotland.

Please consider making a regular monthly or annual donation.

Yes for EU bank details: Sort Code: 60-01-73, Account Number: 00219757 Reference: Donation

Why EU?

We are campaigning for FULL membership of the EU, so that we can have freedom of movement once again and elect Scottish MEPs that will protect workers’ rights, environmental standards and peace in Europe.

Freedom of Movement
 
We must reclaim our right to study, live, love and retire in any EU 27 country. Our friends and relatives from the EU 27 should be welcome to come to Scotland.
Peace in Europe
 
The European Union has guaranteed peace in Europe for the past 60 years.
Climate Action
 
We have less than 10 years to prevent run-away climate change. We can only reduce our carbon emissions to net zero by working with our European partners.
Human rights

As an EU member our human rights will be protected by the European Charter of Fundamental Rights

Some of our supporters

Jonathan is a Scot with overseas links. He supports Yes for EU because: “I want the freedom to live, work and make friends anywhere in my continent. I want to live bureaucracy free, but Brexit means bureaucracy.”

Gareth and his wife moved from Yorkshire to East Lothian soon after the 2016 referendum result. He says: “the First Minister spoke so powerfully from Bute House that day about Scotland’s place in Europe, with the Saltire and the EU Flag side by side. We were overwhelmed and delighted by the sense of welcome we received as immigrants. I am convinced independence and full membership of the EU is the best way forward.”

Alex lives in Argentina but is planning to move to Scotland. He says: “Dramatic landscapes and picturesque towns make you travel to Scotland, but what truly makes you wanna stay is definitely the Scots’ warmth!”