SNP MEP Alyn Smith has warned Scots may be priced out of travelling around Europe after the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) announced Britain will be leaving the Interrail and Eurail schemes.

Eurail Group, which manages the schemes, ended the membership of Britain’s rail firms after they chose to stop selling Eurail passes.

RDG, which brings together the companies that operate across Britain’s railways, denied the move was related Brexit.

Britain will no longer participate in the scheme, which provides unlimited borderless train travel across one, several or all 31 participating countries.

Smith said: “This won’t impact much on rich folks but the rest of us will see life and our horizons just get a bit smaller and more difficult.

“We need to turn Brexit around and celebrate the links we have and the advantages we get from them. Scotland has already voted to remain and it is all the more unfair that our rights are being taken away against our will.”