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Second chancellor role for Brown
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Gordon Brown has become Scotland's first college chancellor
Gordon Brown has been appointed chancellor for the second time.

Best known as Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Fife MP has now been chosen as Scotland's first college chancellor.

He was handed the title by the Adam Smith College, in his constituency of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.

Mr Brown will attend graduation ceremonies and act as an ambassador for the college locally, nationally and internationally.

College principal Dr Craig Thomson said: "Scotland's colleges are central to the development of a smart, successful future for Scotland.

"The visible support of such a prominent individual as the chancellor is a vote of confidence in the role that we play."

The college was created in August, following the merger of Glenrothes College and Fife College.

Scottish economist

It is the third largest in Scotland with 20,000 students and more than 800 members of staff.

It was named after the Kirkcaldy-born economist Adam Smith, who lived from 1723 to 1790.

He was best known for his book The Wealth of Nations, but also published The Theory of Moral Sentiments, regarded as a groundbreaking work on philosophy.

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