Commenting on the planned merger between Aberdeen and Banff and Buchan Colleges, Alison McInnes MSP said: “I am very concerned to hear of these proposals.
“I was heartened when I heard originally that the two colleges were planning to work together. I have yet to be convinced that merging two colleges which are 40 miles and more apart is the right decision. They are two different communities. I hope this has not happened as a result of pressure from the Scottish Government.
“I am asking the principals to the two colleges for meetings so that I can understand why they are taking this step.”