New college opens doors

THE newly-formed Edinburgh College – created through the merger of three Lothian colleges – will open on Monday.

An event marking the occasion will take place at the Assembly Rooms in George Street from 6.15pm, which will be attended by Education Secretary Mike Russell.

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The new institution was created through a merger of Stevenson, Telford and Jewel & Esk colleges to create one of Scotland’s biggest further education bases.