THE Edinburgh Colleges Festival launched in style with a gala dinner attended by Education Secretary Mike Russell.
The dinner, which was held at Telford College and attended by 130 guests, allowed Telford, Stevenson and Jewel & Esk to celebrate student success ahead of their merger in October.
All hospitality and catering was provided by a team of more than 100 students.
Guests were also treated to performances from a jazz band from Stevenson College and the Telford College choir.
Mr Russell said: “I am certain these students will rise to considerable heights.”
The festival will run until June 30.