North East Scotland College

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North East Scotland College
Former names
Aberdeen College
Banff and Buchan College
Established 1 November 2013
Type Further Education
Location Aberdeen, Scotland

North East Scotland College was formed on the first of November 2013 from the merger of Aberdeen College and Banff & Buchan College.[1] The new regional college will serve an extensive geographical area with its main centres of delivery in Aberdeen and Fraserburgh.

The main NESCol campus – Aberdeen City Campus, is based at the Gallowgate in Aberdeen. The College also has a number of other campuses including Fraserburgh, Aberdeen Altens and Aberdeen Craibstone and Macduff, Ellon and Inverurie Learning Centres.

The College also provides training in a number of community settings throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

North East Scotland College operates across three major subject areas: Engineering, Science and Technology; Creative Industries, Computing and Business Enterprise; and Service Industries. The College has over 7,000 full-time students and 14,000 part-time students.


  1. ^ "Four new Scottish regional colleges created". BBC News. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.