New face at the top for UHI

21st September 2001 at 01:00
THE new chairman of the FE-based organisation behind the drive to bring a university to the Highlands and Islands is Colin MacKay, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Mr MacKay, aged 64, sees his first task at the University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute as being to ensure that the board and the 15 participating colleges and institutes function as a unit.

Professor Alistair MacFarlane, former UHIMI chief executive, said on taking his leave that the fact that the various partners had all co-operated together voluntarily was "little short of a miracle". He believed the arrangement would have to be put on a legal footing.

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