Cathy Jamieson MSP says:
Following representations from students, I met with the Principal of Kilmarnock College, to probe why hairdressing courses at Cumnock College are to be axed. I was advised that Ayr College will be running courses in the future, though not at the Cumnock campus, and this means the Kilmarnock College courses there are not viable.
I am now arranging for a meeting to take place, involving the Principals of both colleges, local councillors and myself. I want to see Cumnock College being successful and offering a variety of courses. It is not good enough that everything is centralised in either Ayr or Kilmarnock.