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‘I thought FE was an amazing career choice’

Willie McCurrach reflects on four fantastic decades as a lecturer, his recent OBE and why cooking ‘prodigies’ should come back and teach the next generation

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In terms of milestones, it has been a great year so far for Willie McCurrach, curriculum head of food at City of Glasgow College. First, he celebrated his 40th anniversary in further education – all of it at City of Glasgow or its predecessor colleges – and then, only a few weeks ago, he was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Achieving the honour was “absolutely incredible” and “so exciting”, he says, and “the most difficult secret to keep from everyone”.

McCurrach’s first experience of FE was as a cookery student at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen in the 1970s, immediately ...

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