Additional £10m funding from the Scottish Government

Universities Scotland position: Since the announcement of the Scottish budget Universities Scotland has had helpful discussions with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning about the cost pressures on universities in 2008-09.

We were pleased to be assured that the universities were at the top of the priority list for any additional funding which became available, and we are very encouraged that Fiona Hyslop has already found an additional £10 million from within her own budget.

The universities are grateful for the additional allocation, which will make a valuable contribution to meeting the funding gap.