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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2014 No. 146

Education

The Assigned Colleges (University of the Highlands and Islands) Order 2014

Made

28th May 2014

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

30th May 2014

Coming into force

1st August 2014

The Scottish Ministers make the following order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 7C(1) and 34(2) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 7C(6) of that Act, they have consulted with the University of the Highlands and Islands, the governing bodies of the colleges to which this Order relates, the representatives of any trade union which is recognised by the colleges or which otherwise appears to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of the colleges’ staff, the colleges’ students’ associations, the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council, the local authorities for the areas in which the colleges are situated, and other persons appearing to them as likely to be affected by the Order.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Assigned Colleges (University of the Highlands and Islands) Order 2014 and comes into force on 1st August 2014.

Assigned Colleges

2.—(1) The following colleges of further education(2) are assigned to the University of the Highlands and Islands(3)—

  • The Board of Management of Inverness College(4);

  • The Board of Management of Lews Castle College(5);

  • The Board of Management of Moray College(6);

  • The Board of Management of The North Highland College(7);

  • The governing body of Orkney College(8);

  • The Board of Management of Perth College(9);

  • The governing body of Shetland College(10);

  • West Highland College UHI(11).

(2) A college of further education assigned under paragraph (1) remains assigned to the University of the Highlands and Islands notwithstanding any change of name of the college of further education.

MICHAEL RUSSELL

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

28th May 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order assigns each of the eight colleges of further education listed in article 2(1) to the University of the Highlands and Islands which is a regional strategic body under section 7B(1) of, and Part 2 of schedule 2A to, the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005. Article 2(2) provides that each college of further education remains assigned notwithstanding any change of name of the college of further education.

(1)

2005 asp 6. Section 7C was inserted by section 8(3) of the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 (asp 12) (“the Act”).

(2)

A “college of further education” is defined as the governing body of the college by section 35(1) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 6) (“the 2005 Act”), as amended by paragraph 8(23)(a)(i) of the schedule to the Act.

(3)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is a regional strategic body by virtue of section 7B of, and schedule 2A to, the 2005 Act (as inserted by section 8(1) and (2) of the Act) with effect from 1st August 2014 by S.S.I 2014/144.

(4)

Inverness College is prescribed by S.I. 1992/1597.

(5)

Lews Castle College is prescribed by S.I. 1992/1597.

(6)

Moray College is prescribed by S.I. 1992/1597. The name of Moray College was changed from Moray College of Further Education by S.I. 1993/1891.

(7)

The North Highland College is prescribed by S.I. 1992/1597. The name of The North Highland College was changed from Thurso College by S.S.I. 1999/126.

(8)

Orkney College is part of Orkney Islands Council which is a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).

(9)

Perth College is prescribed by S.I. 1992/1597. The name of Perth College was changed from Perth College of Further Education by S.I. 1993/1891.

(10)

Shetland College is part of Shetland Islands Council which is a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

(11)

West Highland College UHI is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with company number SC153921.

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