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Scotland’s colleges are operating in a complex and changing financial environment, with added uncertainty due to Brexit. However, the college sector has a strong track record of adapting to change and managing challenges. The Scottish Funding Council will continue to monitor individual institutions and engage with colleges to provide support where required.
I will try and answer a proportion of the member’s questions. We have the potential to have a world-leading college sector in Scotland, and are well on the way to that. I am impressed with what I see around Scotland’s campuses. Since 2007, we have invested more than £7 billion in Scotland’s colleges. Against a £2 billion real-terms cut by the UK Government—Jamie Halcro Johnston’s...
I am sure that Mr Gray will not be surprised to hear that I will not pre-empt the budget announcement. We listen closely to representations from the college sector and we recognise the financial challenges. However, the challenges are shared by many sectors and by the Scottish Government because of the tough financial settlements from the United Kingdom Government in recent years. We will...
Scottish National Party MSP for Moray
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented North East Scotland
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