Minister speaks at Stirling Castle Graduation

Minister speaks at Stirling Graduation

Minister speaks at Stirling Castle Graduation

Scotland’s Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science – Richard Lochhead – took to the stage at Stirling Castle recently as guest speaker at Forth Valley College’s 2018 graduation ceremony.

More than 1000 students were eligible to graduate this year from Forth Valley College and 310 of them chose to collect their scrolls at events held at Stirling Castle on Thursday 11 October, where 117 graduated and at Falkirk Town Hall on Tuesday 11 October, where 193 graduated.

Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science Richard Lochhead, who also handed out the scrolls to the graduating students on the night, said: “Scotland has a proud history of punching above our weight on the world stage because of the value we place on education. Colleges are a key part of that system and you only have to look at the high percentage of college leavers progressing to careers and further study to understand the value of a college education. It was an honour to be part of Forth Valley College’s graduation ceremony and I would like to congratulate all of the students on their success.”

Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Minister to speak at our Stirling Castle graduation and he delivered an inspirational speech to the graduating students. This is the first graduation ceremony he has attended in his capacity as Minister for Furth Education, Higher Education and Science and we can’t thank him enough for agreeing to mark this moment at Forth Valley College’s premier event of the year.”

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