New U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May met the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh Friday, in what is seen as an attempt to cool talk of a potential breakup of Britain.
The visit to Scotland's capital marked May's first official visit to any other leader since becoming prime minister. After the 45-minute meeting May told reporters that the government would not be triggering the country's exit from the European Union until a U.K.-wide approach had been agreed upon.
In the U.K's EU referendum on June 23, Scotland voted convincingly to stay a part of the European Union. But the wider U.K. voted to leave and Scotland's ruling nationalist party argues that the country should not be taken out of Europe "against its will."