Expansion plans have been lodged to create a renewable technology hub at a south of Scotland college. The proposals are part of a wider, multi-million pound investment in “key projects” to boost the area’s economy. They would see Dumfries and Galloway College’s Dumfries campus extended to showcase the use of renewable energy and use it as a teaching tool. It is hoped the work can be completed in time for the new academic year at the end of this summer. The South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SOSEP) announced a major funding package last year with the lion’s share going to Borders and Dumfries and Galloway Colleges. Now plans have been submitted which would see an extension built in Dumfries for the renewables hub, with another part of the college reconfigured to teach care subjects.
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