Rennie hits back at Salmond’s St Andrews comments

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has today hit back at Alex Salmond who last night said on Question Time that St Andrews University was an elitist organisation.  

Commenting Mr Rennie said:

“Calling St Andrews University an ‘elitist organisation’ is nothing more than a cheap shot to make a political point and helps no one in the challenges Universities face.  Alex should maybe do more research on his former University before making such comments on national TV.

“St Andrews, much like Universities across Scotland, is making meaningful strides in reaching out across the community in widening access. From working with pupils as young as ten to supporting teenagers about to make their next step in life, St Andrews has come a long way in its outreach. It’s a shame that Alex Salmond neither did his research nor achieved meaningful progress on widening access during his 7 years as First Minister.”

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