Our History

Find out more about North East Scotland College.

The origins of NESCol

North East Scotland College was formed on November 1st 2013, when the official merger between Aberdeen College and Banff & Buchan College took place. Rob Wallen, the then Principal and Chief Executive of Aberdeen College, was designated as Principal of the new North East Scotland College.

The merger marked a momentous change in the provision of Further Education in the North East of Scotland.

As one institution, the College provides an even wider range of education and training opportunities across the region, meeting the needs of individuals, communities and employers, whilst continuing to demonstrate the quality and excellence which were the hallmarks of our founding institutions.

Our founding institutions

The origins of Aberdeen College lie in three separate institutions: Aberdeen Technical College, Aberdeen College of Commerce and Clinterty Agricultural College.

The origins of Banff and Buchan College date back to 1936, when vocational evening classes were offered in affiliation to the then Robert Gordon’s Technical College at the College’s site in Fraserburgh.

Despite the number of changes to further education in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire over the years, North East Scotland College still operates with one true aim: ensuring we offer quality, efficiency and accessibility in the services we offer to the communities we serve.

Learn more about NESCol

Find out more about North East Scotland College.

We have 7  campuses and learning centres spread throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

We have a wide range of facilities and the very best of learning environments.

Further information on what happens after successfully completing your College course.