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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08767: Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how the money from the sale of the former Stow College buildings in Cowcaddens will be used to improve further education for (a) students and (b) young people in Glasgow.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 9 May 2017

The former Stow College building was sold through the Glasgow Kelvin College Board for £6m. Glasgow Kelvin College retained £4m of these funds to support their Capital estate requirements and to use towards infrastructure that will support the Colleges STEM strategy. The Scottish Government does not direct the College board in terms of the outputs from this additional funding, however we are assured that the College Board will use it to benefit the learning experiences of all their students.