Lecturers and students are protesting at Holyrood against cuts to college funding.
College funding was reduced by 10% in last year, with a further 10% cut in the budget for this year.
The EIS says the cuts have resulted in the loss of more than 1,800 college staff jobs in the last year.
– Larry Flanagan, General secretary EIS Union
"Further education is vital to Scotland, and essential to the country's economic recovery.
This rally and petition hand-over will emphasise the importance of Scotland's Further Education sector, and highlight the damaging impact of the continuing deep cuts to college funding.
I would urge lecturers, students and others to turn out to show their strong support for Scottish further education."
A Scottish Government spokesman said:
– Scottish Government spokesperson
"The college sector will benefit from an overall increase in resource this year.
In addition to resource funding of £506.9 million for 2012-13 set out in the last spending review, we are also investing an additional £40 million including £13 million in college provision through Skills Development Scotland, £15 million for the 'college transformation fund' and an additional £11.4 million for student support."