SCOTLAND: Free higher education must end - report

Free higher education in Scotland is under threat after a report published by Universities Scotland confirmed that tuition fees must be reviewed, writes Kathryn Richardson for The Journal.

Universities Scotland, an organisation that represents university principals, released its Towards a Scottish Solution report last week in the wake of the Browne Review's proposals to lift the cap on tuition fees in England and Wales.

Reactions from Scottish institutions have been mixed. The Scottish government has reaffirmed its opposition to tuition fees, which were scrapped after the SNP came into power in 2000. This leaves Scottish universities vulnerable to a damaging funding gap compared to their English counterparts.
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