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College head faces clothes charge

Rae Angus
Rae Angus took up the college post in 1993

The head of Aberdeen College, who stood down from his post after 16 years, is facing an allegation of a breach of the peace.

It is believed that the allegation against Rae Angus, 61, relates to the wearing of inappropriate clothes.

Grampian Police said they attended at an address in Newburgh on 4 February following complaints from residents.

A spokesperson added a man had been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with the incident.

He is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in March.

Mr Angus took up the post at Scotland's biggest college in 1993.

'Unrivalled legacy'

His decision to stand down was announced on Tuesday, but the allegations then emerged shortly afterwards.

Margaret Donald, chair of the board of Aberdeen College, said on Wednesday: "Rae Angus' retirement will take immediate effect from today, and the college's vice principal, Roddy Scott, is now principal and will act in that role until a permanent appointment is made.

"The matters that have been the subject of media comment are personal to Rae Angus, and we did not feel it was appropriate to air them in a public setting.

"Mr Angus leaves a legacy that is unrivalled in education; under his leadership and direction, Aberdeen College has become the most successful of its kind in the country."

She added: "The focus of the college board and senior management team is now on ensuring Aberdeen College continues to perform at the excellent standards it has become known for."

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