SCOTLAND’S Migration Minister will hear first-hand from the nation’s computer games industry about the potential impact of Brexit .

The sector, which employs 1285 people and generates £98.9 million a year, recruits significant numbers of highly skilled workers from elsewhere in the EU.

Industry figures have warned that Brexit, and an end to freedom of movement, will make it more difficult to attract the staff they need. Speaking ahead of a roundtable discussion at Abertay University in Dundee, the minister, Ben Macpherson, said: “Brexit presents major challenges for all our creative industries and it is vital to understand their concerns and what initiatives each sector could benefit from.

“This is an important opportunity to explore how UK immigration policies and any Brexit process could affect the industry.

“In an area like the games sector, where it is necessary to compete internationally for the best developers, designers and talent, we need migration policies that enable Scotland to maintain its strong reputation as an open, welcoming and attractive place to live and work.”

Professor Gregor White, Dean of Abertay University’s School of Design and Informatics, said: “As Europe’s leading university for computer games education, an immigration system that allows for smooth mobility is important to us.”