Malcolm Chisholm's resignation from the Scottish Office proved expensive for Anniesland College. The former minister had been due to open the college's multimedia Metro Centre last Friday and a suitably inscribed plaque had been made. "It cost us hundreds of pounds," said an aggrieved college manager who was told of Chisholm's precipitate departure two days the opening.
The opening of the centre was postponed and will take place in the New Year when presumably Calum Macdonald, Chisholm's successor, will have read himself into the job. While the late minister is lauded for his principles, the college is left with an officially unopened centre and a redundant plaque.