THE principal at Borders College will leave after six years in the post, it has been announced.

Angela Cox is set to assume the head job at Ayrshire College where she will take over from Carol Turnbull, who is originally from Hawick.

The college is now actively seeking a new principal with the position currently being advertised.

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Ray McCowan, chair of the regional board of Borders College, said: “We are sorry to see Angela move on but understand her reasons for doing so, and we wish every success in the new role.

“The person appointed to replace Angela joins us at an exciting time as our success rates are amongst the very best in Scotland and will help innovate, motivate and build on the many successes that Borders College has been credited with in recent years.

“Our new principal will continue the work of developing positive relationships with local schools, businesses and stakeholders, as well as drive forward our national agenda.”