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Office in Scotland

Office in Scotland

The Office of the European Commission in Scotland was set up in 1975, and acts as a bridge between the people, politicians, businesses and organisations of Scotland and the departments and personnel of the EU institution based in Brussels. The Head of Office is Graham Blythe.

The office is located in the centre of Edinburgh, just a few steps from the West End of Princes Street.

European Commission
Office in Scotland
9 Alva Street
Edinburgh EH2 4PH

Tel: 0131 225 2058
Fax: 0131 226 4105

Find out the facts

Ever wondered if that story about the EU in the press was really true? Now you can find out by checking 'Setting the facts straight', a new website from the Commission spokesperson service.

Women in science: The next generation

School students from across Aberdeenshire were given the opportunity to hear from and engage with inspiring women in science at the University of Aberdeen on 6 March, sponsored by the Commission office. Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission President, came back to her university to launch an Inspiring Women exhibition as part of an international Women's Day conference. 

 

science - it's a girl thing

science - it's a girl thing

Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU

On 5 March, we were pleased to welcome to Edinburgh the Greek Ambassador, HE  Mr Konstantinos Bikas. A reception to mark the Greek EU Presidency was held in the Scottish Parliament attended by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Greek EU Presidency, Scottish Parliament

Greek EU Presidency, Scottish Parliament

Homeless World Cup

Homeless teams from Scotland and the Netherlands took on MSPs in a challenge football match in Princes Street Gardens on 26 February. The event was part of the Homeless World Cup European Gathering, supported by the European Commission in Scotland, which brought together partners from the Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland and Norway.

Homeless World Cup demonstration match

Homeless World Cup demonstration match

Journalist visit to Brussels

At the end of January we took a group of Scottish journalists across to Brussels to meet with European Commission officials and to learn more about the EU Institutions. MEPs Catherine Stihler and Ian Hudghton gave them a tour of the European Parliament and explained their work as MEPs.

Scottish journalists with MEPs Catherine Stihler and Ian Hudghton

Scottish journalists with MEPs Catherine Stihler and Ian Hudghton

Need more information on the EU and Scotland? Here's where to look: http://www.europe.org.uk

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Europe Direct in Edinburgh

A new centre offering the public free access to information on the European Union and how it operates has officially launched in Edinburgh. Run by the Edinburgh Chamber of commerce, the new Europe Direct Information Centre is located at Capital House, 2 Festival Square. The centre is open during normal business hours, Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 3pm.

Anyone interested in making an enquiry can drop into the centre, or phone on 0131 221 2999 or e-mail europedirect@edinburghchamber.co.uk 

Jacqueline Minor, Head of the EC Representation to the UK, speaks at the Europe Direct launch

Jacqueline Minor, Head of the EC Representation to the UK, speaks at the Europe Direct launch

Last update: 13/03/2014  |Top