Aberdeen’s Lord Provost has told the North Sea commission that the Scottish Government will have “no influence” on Brexit.
Barney Crockett and councillor John Reynolds represented the city at the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions’s event this week.
In minutes of the meeting seen by the Press and Journal, Mr Crockett said that cities must be given more powers to dictate their own affairs.
The minute reads: “On a question from the group whether cities (and regions/nations) in the UK are being involved by the UK Government in the negotiation process, Barney said that she short answer is no.
“Britain is one of the most centralised administration, with relatively few people in central government involved in decisions such as these. Actors such as the Scottish and Welsh Governments will not be influential at all, he said.”
SNP group leader Stephen Flynn said he was “deeply disappointed” at the intervention.
He said: “Our Lord Provost should be communicating with all organisations to safeguard the city ahead of Brexit.”
Mr Crockett said that he had only been responding to a direct question.