Borders College

Looking back at why we #LoveScotlandsColleges 

College staff, students and partners from across Scotland took to social media recently to say why they love college. 

As part of a sector wide campaign called #LoveScotlandsColleges, staff, students and other stakeholders were encouraged to get online and talk about why colleges are important to them. From St Andrews day, Monday, November 30 until Friday, December 4 people all over Scotland were sharing their reasons for loving Scotland’s colleges. 

Over the duration of the week there were more than 1,600 mentions across social media using the #LoveScotlandsColleges with the posts being viewed more than 4.5 million times.  

Looking back at why we #LoveScotlandsColleges 

Borders College Principal Angela Cox commented:

“Borders College plays a crucial role in enabling an inclusive economy and have never been more important in realising a skills-led, green economic recovery. I am immensely proud of the excellent learning opportunities we provide for individuals from all walks of life, from school leavers to those who want to upskill or reskill. Borders College empowers individuals and our country to reach our full potential.”

Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network, said: 

“Our colleges are at the heart of their communities, helping students to achieve their future goals; businesses to survive and thrive; regional economies to strengthen; and they are also helping Scotland to build a sustainable, net zero future. The #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign has shown us how people all over the country celebrate what the sector does. 

“Colleges will play a vital role in supporting Scotland’s economic, social and educational recovery – supporting industry to rebuild and re-engage its workforce, maximising employment opportunities for our citizens, and addressing the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.” 


Published: Sun 3rd Jan, 2021