College consultation closes

A PUBLIC consultation into the planned merger of Scotland’s four leading land-based colleges has closed.

Oatridge College in West Lothian has joined forces with Barony College, Elmwood College, and the Scottish Agricultural College to look at a new institute of further and higher education.

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The consultation received more than 300 responses.

Andy Robb, chair of the partnership board, said, “We were delighted with the level of response, which surpassed our expectations.”