North East Scotland College

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

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.

Operating across four major subject areas: Business, Creative Industries and Tourism; Computing & Land-based; Engineering and Construction; Service Industries & Social Sciences, North East Scotland College has over 7,500 full-time students and 20,000 part-time students.


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