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Welcome to UHI North, West and Hebrides


Map showing all UHI North, West and Hebrides campuses including Thurso, Halkirk, Dornoch, Alness, Portree, Auchtertyre, Broadford, Mallaig, Fort Willia, Kinlochleven, Strontian, Kilchoan, Barra, Cnoc Soillier, Benbecula, North Uist, Gariloch, Ullapool and Stornoway.

Proudly rooted in the culture, location, and landscapes of the North and West Highlands, Skye, and Outer Hebrides, we are connecting our rural and island communities and delivering relevant and distinctive learning and research opportunities, shaped by their needs and ambitions.

We also provide a skills pipeline for the region’s growth sectors, including net zero decarbonisation, renewable energy, engineering, advanced manufacturing and technologies, space ports and land and sea-based industries, as well as Gaelic.

As an anchor institution in the region, our aim is to have a transformative impact on our communities by encouraging people to live, work and study here by providing opportunities for people to shape their futures in a changing world.

We do this by providing courses to suit more people, at more levels, for more reasons, equipping them with the skills they need for learning, life, and work, now, and in the future. This includes:

  • Senior phase courses for S4, S5 and S6 pupils
  • Further education
  • Apprenticeships
  • Undergraduate higher education
  • Postgraduate higher education
  • Short training courses for businesses
  • Leisure and evening courses

Through a range of courses at all levels, we’re removing barriers to learning and providing pathways for our students. They can join us on a course that suits their needs, progress from one level of qualification to the next, and leave with a qualification when the time is right for them.

Our flexible delivery model is driven by digital innovation so we can make our curriculum more accessible. This creates more opportunities for people to learn with us, providing options for people to study from home, or work, within our rural and island communities; join us on campus; or learn remotely from anywhere in the world.