The college said the process to recruit a new principal would begin in September.

The University and College Union (UCU) found from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request that Ms Cavalli’s salary rocketed from £170,000 a year in 2011-12 to between £220,000 and £230,000 in 2013-14.

She had been principal for nearly four years.

In May, the college announced that it needed to save £3 million and Ms Cavalli said job losses were “inevitable”.

It later emerged that up to 99 jobs were at risk.

For a fuller story see Thursday’s Herald.