Gabriella Saputelli of ISSiRFA, Rome was our very first JMCE Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Law School, spending a week here in mid-October 2019. This is her blog, written during her visit to Scotland. The European sub-national context is complex and varied, with numerous Regions and local governments differently involved in the application of European law and in the implementation of European Union policies. Since the ‘90s, European Treaties and secondary legislations have given more attention to sub-national entities, thus moving from EU “regional blindness” to processes of involvement that regard these levels as essential for the realization of European objectives and for the whole European integration project.