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HAWICK resident and last year’s Selkirk Fleshers’ Standard Bearer Andrew Haddon, pictured, has been appointed principal and chief executive of Langside College in Glasgow.

His selection follows the decision by the college’s board of management to grant approval for current principal Graeme Hyslop and his depute, Elaine Proudfoot, to step down from their roles this summer.

Mr Haddon, the college’s current director of corporate services, will take up his new job on August 1, while his depute will be director of learning and teaching Jo Colmar.

Board chairman Brian Keegan says board members are confident the new appointments will allow the college to progress positively into what is currently an uncertain future for further education in Scotland because of the difficult financial climate.

Mr Haddon and his depute have been charged by the board to deliver the third year of the college’s corporate plan during these challenging times, to actively participate within the Glasgow Colleges Strategic Partnership and to lead Langside College with regard to possible future merger talks with sister colleges.

Mr Haddon was brought up in Denholm and attended the village’s primary school and Hawick High. He continued his education at Stirling University, from where he graduated in economics.

He moved to London to train as a chartered accountant before returning to his homeland as director of finance at Borders College. It was in early 2011 that he switched to Langside College.