Can Scotland rejoin the EU?

Answer:
Once independent with its own currency, Scotland can apply for EU membership.  This may take a couple of years.  In the interim application can be made to EFTA and to joining the customs union they enjoy with the EU.

Full answer here: Scotland can choose to apply for membership of the EU



Scotland’s EU Debate The Essential Questions on Membership of the European Union under Independence

Author / Creator: Anthony Salamone

Media type: Report

Date published: 2022

The question of potential Scottish EU membership is a foundational aspect of the independence debate today. 100 questions on re-joining the EU


Smaller States’ Strategies and Influence in an EU of 27: Lessons for Scotland

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: March 2020

Smaller EU member states can develop their European strategies and tactics, set priorities and build alliances, and  some lessons for Scotland’s European strategy are available from their experiences.


An Independent Scotland in the EU: Issues for Accession

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Report

Date published:

This report brings together the views of...what an independent Scotland’s accession process to the EU might look like and what the implications of independence in the EU, while the rest of the UK remained outside the EU, might be


Independence in the EU in the Covid Era: Prospects for Scotland

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: 2020

Covid has not changed Scotland's position in relation to applying for membership of the EU. If Scotland were to choose independence through a constitutionally and legally valid process, then it would be eligible to apply to join the EU.


Europe is our Oyster. Scotland's Accession to EFTA, EEA and/or the EU

Author / Creator: Peter Sellar

Date published: 2021

The EU is not the only possible European option for an independent Scotland. Two other options are available:  joining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or the EU


Scotland’s European Relations: Where Next?

Author / Creator: Kirsty Hughes

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: 2021

The Scottish government’s European strategy aims to maintain and develop Scotland’s European relations in Brexit environment. And to Focus on issues of common interest, including the climate emergency, wellbeing, innovation and human rights.  For now, Scotland’s European relations are rather positive despite the impact of Brexit. Yet they are also strongly affected by the state of EU-UK relations which currently are difficult and fractious – and UK-Scotland constitutional tensions


Busting the last of the myths around independence. Open Minds on Independence #20

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: News Media

Date published:

This article looks at myths about Scottish independence.

MYTH 7: Nationalism is by its very nature a bad thing

MYTH 8: An independent Scotland would be last in the queue to join the EU

Myth 9: You can’t hold a referendum without Westminster’s “permission”

Myth 10: Independence for Scotland would abandon the rest of the UK to permanent Tory rule


The Economics of Scotland-rUK Border

Author / Creator: David Bell

Media type: Assessment report

Date published:

An independent Scotland within the EU would border checks of some nature.  Ireland's experience shows it is clearly possible for a small country to succeed economically in a similar situation.


Scottish independence: EU membership and the Anglo–Scottish border

Author / Creator: Institute for Government

Media type: Assessment report

Date published:

The implications of an independent Scotland joining the EU or EFTA would include a border with rUK, some interim border arrangements, and considerations about currency 

 


Scotland, Secession, and the European Union

Author / Creator: Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

Media type: Academic Paper

Date published:

Scotland not be forced to leave the EU against its will.


Support for Independence drops significantly if Scotland were to join Euro

Author / Creator: Edward Malnick

Media type: Newspaper article

Date published:

40% Scots less likely to support Independence if Scotland had to join the Euro.