Angus College to merge

IT LOOKS increasingly as if Angus College, which has an outreach branch in Montrose as well as other Angus burghs, will merge with its city neighbour, Dundee College.

The college boards have met to find the best way to serve the learners of their respective communities under the Scottish Government’s regionalisation agenda.

On the table were the options of federation and merger, and both colleges agreed to pursue the merger option with the aim of creating a new college for the Dundee and Angus region.

Over the next few months, supported by the Scottish Funding Council, the two colleges will work together in order to plan and progress the necessary next steps in the process.

Kish Srinivasan, recently appointed regional lead for the Dundee and Angus region, said: “Learners have always come first for both colleges and their interests will remain at the forefront as we strive together to create the best possible opportunities for our communities in the future.”