was not echoed across the whole of the UK – but Scotland has spoken decisively and we will make that voice heard.”
Councillor Robert Brown could not hide his anger at the Leave campaign for “deliberately deceiving voters”.
He also claimed the result could be overturned and called for a general election, adding: “Far from being ‘Project Fear’, it is now clear that the warnings we gave about the consequences of leaving Europe were ‘Project Fact’.
“Whilst we respect the result of the advisory referendum last Thursday, voters should be offered the choice of a party fully committed to re-entering the European Union.”
Glasgow Labour MSP James Kelly also expressed his disappointment at the result.
He said: “The result was extremely disappointing and we are already seeing the disastrous consequences in the reaction of the financial markets.
“The immediate task is to make sure that in plotting a way forward the UK Government, working with devolved administrations, ensures that the protection of people’s jobs and livelihoods are the top priority.” South Lanarkshire Council has benefited from EU cash amounting to over £32million since 2005 the Reformer can reveal.
With Britain now heading out of the European Union, council leader Eddie McAvoy vowed: “We will continue to work within the current arrangements in the best interests of South Lanarkshire.”
According to council figures, EU grant funding of £ 32,236,347 has been handed to the authority or direct partners in the past 11 years, helping to fund 50 projects.
This money does not include EU grant funding for other groups within the authority.
Among the projects to benefit was the conversion of the old Burgh Primary into a business centre, which received £689,524 f rom the European Regional Development Fund.
Councillor McAvoy said: