Britain made a momentous and historic decision today. A decision which will have far reaching implications for its future. European Council for Metal Detecting would like to make it absolutely clear that this decision will in no way impede our work. ECMD is a pan-European organisation and we are not in any way connected with European Union institutions, so for us it is business as usual – we are here to promote and defend responsible metal detecting in ANY European country, not only member countries of EU. Our UK members and friends play a very important part in our plans for the growth of ECMD and today’s decision does not change that. We look forward to working with our colleagues from the British National Council for Metal Detecting NCMD in the future and are certain that the positive example of British metal detecting experiences will continue to be a great help and inspiration for our members and federations/organisations which currently consider joining the ECMD. We’re all Europeans and we’re all metal detectorists. Let’s work together.