EU migrants in Scotland who are concerned about the implications of Brexit can learn more about their rights at a series of meetings to be held throughout the country.

Part of a new initiative called the EU Citizens’ Rights Project, the question and answer sessions led by lawyers will be held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness in April and May.

In addition, 14,000 factsheets about EU nationals’ status in the UK post-Brexit will be distributed among migrant communities in Scotland.

The aim of the project is to provide information on Brexit to more than 200,000 EU citizens living in Scotland, whose right to reside in the UK will soon change. It has been brought together by former MP Mark Lazarowicz, an advocate whose interests include EU law and citizenship.

He said: “Over the last few months, I’ve been asked at a lot of meetings about EU citizens’ rights after Brexit. At every meeting, there has been a lot of worried people. Many EU citizens who have been in Scotland for years – in some cases for decades – are now not sure about their future in this country. We hope this initiative will provide the 200,000 EU citizens in Scotland with honest, accurate, and up to date information about what Brexit will mean for them and their families.”

The groups supporting the project are ELREC, New Europeans, Centre for Scottish Public Policy, Migrants Scot and Polish Cultural Festival Association.

The events in the four cities are being held in association with leading Scottish solicitors, Drummond Miller, who are recognised as leading specialists in immigration law. An immigration lawyer from Drummond Miller will be speaking and answering questions at each of the four events. The project is delivered with the financial support of the European Commission Office in Edinburgh.

Events will be held on April14 in Inverness, April 28 in Edinburgh, April 30 in Aberdeen and on May 2 in Glasgow. Further information can be found at the EU Citizens Rights Project - Scotland Facebook page.