Scotland and Brexit: Timeline

On 29 March 2017, the Prime Minister formally triggered Article 50 and began the two-year process for the UK to formally leaving the European Union (EU).  This page provides a timeline of events leading up to the EU referendum and subsequent dates of note which effect Scotland and the whole of the UK.

UK Parliament: Brexit timeline

The UK Parliament has prepared a Brexit timeline of the major events leading up to the EU referendum and the subsequent action taken by the UK Government to prepare for exit from the EU.

Download the UK Parliament report [723kb] - external link

See the Scottish Parliament EU Exit timeline - external link

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) timeline

SPICe provides a regular EU Exit update from a Scottish perspective:

Read Scottish Parliament EU Exit news - external link

Scottish Parliament: Brexit timeline

The Scottish Parliament website hosts a timeline that includes important dates for the UK’s departure from the EU, as well as the Scottish Parliament’s engagement with the process. It also provides links to official reports, documents and relevant publications related to Brexit.

More information

The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) provides updates on the progress of the withdrawal process:

Visit the DExEU website - external link

Find out more about Scotland and Brexit.

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