First dedicated student ‘digs’ at college
THE FIRST dedicated student accommodation in Fort William will be ready by September next year.
Work was due to start this week on the 40-bed centre at An Aird for students of West Highland College UHI.
Lydia Rohmer, principal and chief executive of West Highland College UHI, welcomed the project: ‘The building of a dedicated student residence in Fort William underlines our continued determination to make Fort William a university town of the Highlands and Islands, providing local opportunities with national and international reach. The majority of students are located in our Fort William campus, so having student residences is an integral part of our ability to attract talented learners into the area.’
John Hutchison, chairman of the college’s board of management, add- ed: ‘The significant financial contribution which this project will bring to Fort William through construction, ongoing building management, the increased number of students it will attract and the greater skills levels within our workforce can only be good.’