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Begin discussions with the Scottish Government

It is helpful for colleges to formalise their intentions with the Scottish Government and to involve government colleagues at an early stage in any regional discussions.


This is particularly useful in ensuring that early planning is done for the statutory instruments that will need to be prepared to effect the merger. They may be invited to the Partnership Board meeting or other designated meetings as appropriate.


  • College sector: George Reid, tel: 0300 244 1283
  • HE sector: Stephen O'Connor, tel: 030 246 740
  • see also Who to contact



This guidance was developed in 2012 and will be reviewed.

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