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North East Scotland College Merger Written Answer, 28/01/15[S]

Written answer given in response to Stewart Stevenson (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government what progress North East Scotland College has made following the recent merger.

The Cabinet Secretary for Educationand Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance replied that the college has made excellent progress and is a great example of what can be achieved by regional colleges of scale. For instance, as an early adopter of the Developing Scotlandís Young Workforce programme, the college is at forefront of developing new vocational pathways for school pupils focussed on STEM provision.
Moreover, the college plans to fund a new state of the art centre for oil and gas at the Fraserburgh campus. Investment in Fraserburgh of this scale would simply not have been feasible for the much smaller and financially restricted Banff and Buchan College.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 28 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 28 January 2015