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North East Scotland College in revamp concerns

Work to push forward a £65m revamp of North East Scotland College cannot go ahead without Scottish government help, its principal has said.

Rob Wallen said the downturn in the oil and gas industry had had a negative effect on finances.

The college is hoping for assistance from the Scottish Funding Council.

A Scottish government spokesman said decisions around capital support for individual institutions were a matter for the SFC.

Mr Wallen insisted the college had not been irresponsible by spending its cash reserves.

North East Scotland Colleges has bases throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

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