Falkirk MSP seeks support for extra spend on colleges

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has called on opposition parties to back Scottish Government plans to increase spending on colleges by £18.3million over the coming year.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 12th January 2019, 10:38 am
Updated Saturday, 12th January 2019, 12:08 pm
Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson.
Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson.

If draft budget plans are approved it would see spending on Scottish colleges increase to £606.5million - a rise of 1.3 per cent.

The SNP man said: “I’m delighted that Forth Valley College is set to benefit hugely from the Finance Secretary’s budget proposals – and there’s good news for students across Scotland, with spending on colleges set to rise to more than £600million and funding for universities being maintained at more than £1billion.

“I am calling on local politicians from across the chamber to get behind these plans to secure substantial investment in colleges and universities throughout Central Scotland and beyond.”