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Information for EU citizens

AN INFORMATION event on the consequences of Brexit for citizens of other EU member states living in Shetland will be held next month in Lerwick.

The Citizens’ Rights Project has been holding public awareness events in a number of locations across Scotland since spring this year.

With the growing uncertainty surrounding the future relationship between the UK and the European Union, immigration specialists volunteering for the Citizens’ Rights Project have set out to assist those who feel unsure about what the future holds.

Chairman of the project Mark Lazarowicz, a Polish advocate working in Edinburgh, said there is certainty over the status of EU citizens if there is a Brexit settlement with the EU, but uncertainty if no agreement could be negotiated.

The two-hour long information evening for EU citizens will be held on 4 September between 6pm and 8pm at the Shetland College at Gremista.

Presentations from specialist immigration solicitor David Brown of Drummond Miller LLP and Lazarowicz himself will be followed by a Q&A session.

A member of the European Commission in Scotland will chair the meeting.

The Citizens’ Rights Project has produced a factsheet detailing EU citizens’ rights in the UK up to and after Brexit, which can be accessed here.

The leaflet is also available in Romanian, Polish, Latvian and Spanish.