Gilmore joins student row

LABOUR's Sheila Gilmore joined more than 250 students from Edinburgh marching against the UK Government's plans to charge new students at English universities up to £9000 a year in tuition fees.

The Edinburgh East MP said: "Edinburgh University is located in my constituency and it was great to see so many students had made the effort to travel down for the march.

"Even though these proposals don't cover Scotland, they will have an enormous effect on higher education in our country.

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"I'm concerned that young people in England will increasingly want to study in Scotland. This could squeeze out otherwise bright and able Scottish students. I'm also worried that the sky-high costs will put off Scottish students from studying in England."