Brian moves on

A former principal of Cumbernauld College has a prestigious new job in Midlothian.

Brian Lister is now chairman of the board of groundbreaking Newbattle Abbey College which provides opportunities for adult returning to education.

This follows stints working for the Curriculum For Excellence and the Scottish Further Education Unit where he was chief excecutive.

The Edinburgh-born Stirling University graduate said: “I am proud to be appointed as the chairman. I believe I have a particular understanding of the particular challenges faced by specialist institution like Newbattle Abbey.”

Mr Lister was succeeded at Cumbernauld by the existing principal Martin McGuire.

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