“Standing in the middle of George Square, among thousands of Independence supporters, my connection with this man, this stranger, felt like a moment of realisation and clarity: We were both home. We had found our community, a community of kindness, openness, and hope for the future. “
“I came to Scotland in 2001. I was looking for a new job in Germany when my recruitment agency asked if I would be interested in moving to Scotland for a role they had. I hadn’t thought about leaving Germany before, but Scotland is one of those countries that, even if you have never been, you know it one of the most beautiful countries in the world. So, I said yes, and made the unexpected move, and I have felt very settled here since.”
Phantom Power Films, responsible for the wonderful “Journey to Yes” series, takes a look at the impact Brexit has had on Scots living in EU27 countries, and non-UK EU nationals living in Scotland.
Our Creative Director, Ellen, joins Rosie in sharing the emotions and frustrations they have had to navigate since June 2016.
Report from FCO public event for UK Citizens in Germany
Düsseldorf, Wednesday 30th August
In the run up to the 2014 IndyRef there was one key moment for me that utterly confused me, then made me sick to my stomach. Members of the “Better Together” campaign, holding positions within their local Labour and Conservative parties, speaking of their fear of their families being split by a border and becoming “foreigners.”
“What’s so wrong with foreigners?” I thought. “How can someone truly believe that having a potentially different nationality or an extra passport suddenly excludes people from being family?”