Peter Peacock expresses delight over university status for the University of the Highlands and Islands

1 February 2011

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Peter Peacock has expressed his delight at the news that university status has been granted by the Privy council to the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Mr Peacock, who has supported the project for almost 30 year as Councillor, MSP and Government Minister, said:

"It is fantastic to have confirmation that the long road to full University status has been now been completed.

"This achievement is down to many committed individuals down the years, and across the political spectrum, who have turned a dream into a reality.

"It has always been clear this prize would help complete the basic infrastructure to make this region even more successful into the future.

"The task now is to market Scotland's newest and unique university to the wider world, drawing in fresh talent and huge economic benefit to our region."


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