A MAJORITY of Scots regret the Brexit result and would vote to rejoin the EU in a future referendum, a poll has found.

The new eu+me campaign, launched by an ex-SNP MP and the party’s former head of communications, commissioned the survey which was then carried out by Survation.

The campaign group is looking to “forge close ties” between Scotland and the EU as the UK prepares for the Brexit transition period to end on December 31.

In 2016 62% of voters in Scotland voted to Remain in the EU. With ‘don’t knows’ excluded, the new poll shows the same amount would want to rejoin the EU at a future referendum, while 38% would want to stay out.

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Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of the 1127 poll participants said they regretted the Brexit result.

Former North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins and one-time SNP head of communications Fergus Mutch established the eu+me campaign as a “grassroots-led force for positive change”.

Mutch, who stood against Andrew Bowie at the 2019 General Election, said: “There’s a very real risk that in just over five months time we crash out of the transition period with no deal and irreparably damage the relationships that have maintained peace and prosperity across Europe for over 60 years.

“Never has an energetic campaign been more badly needed to protect our status and to help shape our future as Europeans.”

He stressed that the eu+me campaign is not affiliated with any particular political party and aims to “influence what comes next”.

He went on: “The coming months could not be more crucial to secure the rights we’ve enjoyed for most of our lifetimes to live, work, travel, study and thrive as part of Europe.

“Despite the turbulence of the past four years, governments have failed to settle the question of Brexit UK-wide through leadership and sensible compromise.

“High-risk brinkmanship remains the negotiating approach. It’s a strategy doomed to fail.

“People view Europe as key to our shared prosperity, and the devastating impact of a global pandemic has reinforced the fact that our recovery depends on cooperation.”