Maree Todd MSP Visits North Highland College Alness Campus

Caithness, Sutherland & Ross MSP Maree Todd has praised North Highland College UHI for their ‘exceptional’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic, following a visit to the Alness campus on Monday [7 June].

North Highland College UHI provides higher and further education programmes across its four campuses in Alness, Dornoch, Thurso and Halkirk.

The Alness campus offers a range of courses specialising in the creative industries and health, education and social care sectors.

Maree Todd MSP said:

“It was great to visit North Highland College’s campus in Alness on Monday to hear how they have coped throughout the pandemic.

“The past year has forced us to adapt to new ways of working and learning, so It was interesting to hear first-hand from tutors how students have been engaging remotely and how they have adapted to deliver in-person teaching safely.

“It’s clear that North Highland College’s exceptional response to Covid-19 has been down to the determination and resilience of both staff and students.”

Maree Todd adds:

“It was also fantastic to hear from North Highland College’s Principle Debbie Murray about the college’s continued commitment to working collectively with employers and stakeholders across the region to bring training opportunities to our young people.

“This will be vital in helping to tackle depopulation and attracting people to live and work in the north Highlands.

“I look forward to working closely with Debbie and the team at North Highland College UHI and supporting students throughout the constituency.”

Principle of North Highland College, Debbie Murray said:

“Working in partnership is at the heart of the North Highland College UHI strategy and we are truly excited to stand beside all our regional allies to make sure that, together, we keep building exciting opportunities for our young people.”