The ALLIANCE is hosting an event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5EF on the 21st May from 6pm – 8pm, seeking local views on Brexit. Maureen Watt MSP, the Minister for Mental Health, will be there to provide an update on where negotiations stand at this point. At such a significant time in the Brexit negotiations, local communities and the third sector have a critical leadership role to play in shaping the debate across Scotland. Debate so far has largely taken place at a strategic level, but these events will give local people the chance to correct this and have their voices heard. Their contributions will then feed directly into negotiations at a national level.
Each local conversation will have its own theme, with the evening in Aberdeen examining the potential impact leaving the European Union may have on employment in Scotland. However, do not expect discussions to be restricted to this topic alone.
The initial Town Hall Conversation in Campbeltown covered a wide range of subject areas from immigration, to farming, to regulation. However, interestingly, a lot of people who attended raised issues which the ALLIANCE had already heard from a survey of their members, which you can read here. People were concerned about the future of the health and social care workforce, youth engagement and the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty engulfing the debate.
Following on from this initial event, the ALLIANCE are hoping for similar engagement in Aberdeen.
You can sign up to attend here on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/