Scotland in Europe

Scotland In Europe was launched in October 2017 by Alyn Smith MEP (co-authored with Dr Adam Marks and in collaboration with others). It provides a superb reference for understanding the complexities of our exit from the EU. Alyn has 10 years experience in representing Scotland as a Member of the European Parliament.

The book begins by explaining the history and original objectives of the EU. It then moves on to the Brexit process and how this will impact Scotland and her economy.

The book is crammed with facts and figures, addressing all the key issues that will affect Scotland as the UK negotiates to leave the EU.

A website is available ( providing further in-depth analysis and will feature regular updates to the consequences of the negotiations when they are known.

This publication is a "must read" and presents fact, not spin or misinformation. The numerous issues are well presented in a clear and easy to understand style.

In this article, we have embedded the book as an interactive "flipbook" and a pdf version can also be downloaded.

On a desktop machine, there is a menu bar along the top that shows the current page. On the bar, there are four menu buttons. The first activates a search tool (which finds info from the publication), the second toggles a set of navigation thumbnails below the pages, the third activates an additional menu bar along the bottom and the fourth toggles the full-screen mode (which makes the text nice and clear).

On a desktop system, the mouse-wheel can be used to advance or retard the pages, as can clicking on the navigation bars. Double-clicking on the page area will zoom in or out of the page.

On a mobile device, the interface is different, but easy to figure out. The pages still turn, and are responsive to taps and swipes. The full screen version will adjust to single-page mode and is easy to read if you turn your device to the portrait orientation.

If you experience problems with IE, you might consider downloading and installing an alternative browser (Firefox would be a good choice - you can get it here:

This link will open the flip book in a new window which can be maximised, improving the visual quality in IE: Scotland in Europe - Full Screen

You can view/save the original .pdf file here: Scotland in Europe pdf