New teaching salon opened at Rothesay campus

Fraser Durie and Isobel Strong open the Argyll College Salon at Rothesay Joint Campus on Tuesday, flanked by Rothesay learning centre manager Linda McLaughlan and Rothesay Academy teacher Dale Somerville and watched by some of the salon's students.
Fraser Durie and Isobel Strong open the Argyll College Salon at Rothesay Joint Campus on Tuesday, flanked by Rothesay learning centre manager Linda McLaughlan and Rothesay Academy teacher Dale Somerville and watched by some of the salon's students.

A brand new salon for hairdressing students on Bute was officially opened on Tuesday.

Argyll College principal Fraser Durie and local councillor Isobel Strong cut the ribbon on the new facility, which is located at Rothesay Joint Campus.

The new training salon, which has eight workstations, offers local students the opportunity to study and gain the practical experience necessary for a career in hairdressing.

As well as the SVQ level 2 coursecurrently being offered, from August next year SVQ level 3 courses will be taught at the salon by local stylist Julie-Anne McLean.

The salon is also being used to offer ‘Skills for Work’ courses to pupils at Rothesay Academy, taught by Kate Thornton from Rothesay firm Nadia’s Hair and Beauty.

The salon is also open to the public - for more info on opening hours and prices just contact (01700) 503367 and ask to speak to the salon staff.