Aberdeen City voted to retain membership of the EU, alongside every local authority area in Scotland - by 61.1%, close to the overall Scottish result of 62%. The shire also strongly supported continued membership with 55% in favour.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made clear that it would be a “democratic outrage” for Scotland to now be dragged out of the EU against its will.
The Scottish Government is now exploring all options to protect Scotland’s relationship with Europe.
Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald said: "Scots overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU - a vote to try and protect our place in the world's biggest single market and the jobs and investment that depend on it. We risk being ignored and taken out of that union in an undemocratic manner, and that is unacceptable. There are families across my constituency who may risk negative affects of a 'Brexit,' including of course those EU nationals who live here. Aberdeen Donside is full of thriving communities who do not need the kind of divisive attitudes the Leave side exploited during their awful campaign. Scotland voted IN for the benefits the EU brings us, and that is a result we must defend."
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart said: "Aberdeen is an international city with historic ties across Europe- even our motto is french: Bon Accord. We are not the sort of people who turn folk away just because they weren't born in this country, we want people to come here and contribute to our society. EU citizens who have made their home in this great city are welcome to stay, and should feel comfortable doing so. I will continue to work under the leadership of the First Minister to do all I can to ensure Scotland can prevail in preventing us from being dragged out of the European Union against our will."
Aberdeen South and North Kincardine MSP Maureen Watt said: "I am proud that the city and shire both joined the rest of Scotland to vote to stay within the European Union. The consensus across our nation is that the EU is good for us, as are its citizens. I want to assure those people living in my constituency that you and your contributions to our communities are welcomed and valued. This has not been an easy time for Scots, but for EU citizens this experience must be highly unnerving. We have voted decisively and will be defending the desires of our constituent's on this matter."