Adam Smith principal resigns amidst accusations

Dr Craig Thomson has resigned from his position of Principal of Adam Smith College

Dr Craig Thomson has resigned from his position of Principal of Adam Smith College

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The principal of Adam Smith College has resigned from his position with immediate effect.

A statement issued by Mark Goldsmith, chair of the Board of Governors of the college, said: “The Principal, Dr Craig Thomson, has decided to resign and retire with immediate effect. The Chair of the Board of Governors has accepted the resignation.

“The College’s Board of Governors and senior management team, led by College Vice Principal Ian Harrington, are committed to ensuring that the interests of students and staff are paramount and that disruption to the normal work of the College during this period is kept to an absolute minimum.”

Glenrothes MSP Tricia Marwick, said: “Dr Thomson had no alternative but to resign.

“We still await the report by the Scottish Funding Council and it is imperative that Adam Smith College regains the trust and confidence of its staff and students.

“I support the efforts of the new chairman of the Board of Governors at Adam Smith College, Mark Goldsmith, and his commitment to do what is best for the College. I have been impressed with Mr Goldsmith’s decisiveness so far and he has my full support.”