More than 100 students will graduate from a north-east college alongside friends and family today.
The North East Scotland College (Nescol) Fraserburgh campus has invited students to receive their certificates of completion in the presence of college alumni and special guests this morning.
And last night, Doug Duthie, the vice chairman of Nescol, said the event – which has taken place every year for the past two decades – was as “important” as ever.
He added: “It’s a day which is primarily a celebration of endeavour, achievement and success, but it is also an opportunity to pay tribute to the many partners, families and friends who have supported our students throughout the duration of their studies.
“Over the years, we have seen thousands of students collect their certificates of congratulations and the board of management are still as touched and honoured to be part of this day as they were at its inception.”
Liz McIntyre, the college’s principal, added: “Graduations are a celebration of achievement and mark the beginning of the next chapter.
“They are as important for families and friends as they are for the students and a proud day for staff at the college. I am looking forward to sharing this day and I wish our Fraserburgh graduates all the very best for their future.”
This will also be the first year in which the college has awarded a fellowship, which will be presented to Score Group boss Conrad Ritchie.
Mr Ritchie, a former student of the college, will be presented with the honour for his “outstanding contribution to education and training”.
Individual presentations will also be awarded to deserving students including prizes awarded by Score, and the Rotary Club of Fraserburgh Endeavour Award.