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Welcome to our 70th Anniversary Celebrations

In September 2023 we celebrated 70 years of learning, training and research in the Outer Hebrides

In September 2023 we celebrated 70 years of our college, from its creation in 1953 to the launch of our newly merged college UHI North West and Hebrides. This was a chance to look back at the success stories of our students, alumni, staff and partners and look forward to a bright future as we offer more opportunities to our students and more support to strengthen the businesses, partnerships and communities we serve.


Our story

A brief history of how we have served the Outer Hebrides for over 70 years. 

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Our anniversary celebrations

We marked this big anniversary by sharing stories from staff, students and friends from across the decade. 


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Our communities

Making our communities better places to live, work and study drives us forward. From Butt to Barra, to our partnerships with schools and businesses, we’re committed to creating opportunity, investment and growth across the Outer Hebrides. 

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Students walking on campus

Our students

Students have always been at the heart of everything we do. Enjoy some of their inspiring stories, discover their successes and find out where their paths have taken them.

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Our friends and college family

Decades of memories to treasure. Share the good times with our alumni, stakeholders, staff and friends as they look back.

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Our future

Ten years young and no stopping us. We’re strengthening our STEM and digital profile, offering more courses for core future employment skills and providing businesses with access to advanced manufacturing technology and expertise.

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