College prepares for First Minister’s visit

Award: Alex Salmond has won the third South Australia International Climate Change Award, following in teh footsteps of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Quebec Premier Jean Charest
Award: Alex Salmond has won the third South Australia International Climate Change Award, following in teh footsteps of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Quebec Premier Jean Charest

Banff and Buchan College will open its doors, officially, for the first time tomorrow, when First Minister Alex Salmond comes to Fraserburgh.

The Scottish National Party leader will arrive in Fraserburgh on Friday to formally cut the ribbon on one of the country’s most modern colleges.

Also expected to take place at the ceremony is a speech by the First Minister and the reveal of a commemorative plaque.

Banff and Buchan College has recently neared the completion of a multi-million pound renovation project, which has seen the interior and exterior of the Fraserburgh site drastically transform into a modern place of learning.

The Fraserburgh campus now features a new atrium, a new learning and resource centre and a new mezzanine coffee bar.

As well as this, the Fraserburgh site features new, open areas for students to better discuss and study with one another.

Students can now enjoy a range of sports, fitness and beauty resources, with continued commercial entrance to the public for hairdressing and commercial activities.

MSP Richard Lochhead had last month visited the Fraserburgh campus.

At the visit to Banff and Banff and Buchan College, Mr Lochhead praised the college’s fishing industry students and the college itself for supporting the industry.

The opening ceremony is expected to start at 2:45pm tomorrow afternoon, with First Minister Alex Salmond joined by speakers Paul Sherrington, Principal, Anna Gillanders, President of the Students’ Association, and Alan Findlay, Chairman of the College Board of Management.

The Fraserburgh Herald will be covering the ceremony live tomorrow afternoon, so be sure to follow @BrochHerald on Twitter for the latest news from the college campus.