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Royalty visits Highland Capital as Princess Anne officially opens Inverness College UHI


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HRH Princess Anne unveils a plaque to mark the official opening of the site.
HRH Princess Anne unveils a plaque to mark the official opening of the site.

INVERNESS College UHI's new Beechwood campus was officially opened by royalty today.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal did the honours during a visit to the site in her role as Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

She viewed teaching demonstrations from further and higher education students during a tour of the £50 million facility before unveiling a commemorative plaque to invited guests.

Later in the day, she presided over the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Foundation Day – an annual event which celebrates the endeavours and successes of its students, staff and supporters.

Diane Rawlinson, principal and chief executive at Inverness College UHI said: “It is a great privilege to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to officially mark the opening of our fantastic new building today. 

Minister for Learning and Science Alasdair Allan, who attended the ceremony, said: “The new Inverness College campus is an impressive, state of the art facility which will provide a range of exciting further and higher education courses for its students. 

“I’m delighted that the Scottish Government has supported the construction of this £50m project – an investment which clearly underlines our commitment to our college sector.”

The new Inverness College UHI building welcomed its first students in August.

For more information about Inverness College UHI, visit www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk.


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