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UHI North, West and Hebrides

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UHI North, West and Hebrides is a new college formed in September 2023 from UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland. It provides learning opportunities to communities across the North and West Highlands, Skye, and Outer Hebrides

There are 19 campuses and centres across the region: Alness, Auchtertyre, Barra, Benbecula, Broadford, Cnoc Soilleir, Dornoch, Fort William, Gairloch, Halkirk, Kilchoan, Kinlochleven, Mallaig, North Uist, Portree, Stornoway, Strontian, Thurso and Ullapool.

Courses and subjects

There are courses in a range of qualifications from introductory to degree level. Subject areas include: Access and Entry Level; Adventure, Golf and Equine; Business, Hospitality and Tourism; Computing and Digital Technologies; Construction, Engineering, Maths and Science; Creative Arts, Music, Hair and Beauty; Creative Arts, Music, Hair and Beauty; Gamekeeping, Veterinary, Land and Maritime; Gaelic, Humanities and Social Sciences; Health and Social Care; and, Sustainability, Renewables and Environmental.

Facilities and services

The amenities available vary from centre to centre, but usually include computers with internet access, printing and copying facilities, study spaces and video conferencing equipment.

Facilities at different campuses include professional training kitchens, hair and beauty salons, and music recording studio, construction workshops, childcare centre and food, drink and social spaces. There are also libraries and a student services team.

Specialisms

The School of Adventure Studies, dedicated to outdoor and adventure related study, is based at Fort William, the outdoor adventure capital of the UK. The BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management is the only course of its kind in Scotland.

Thurso Campus has specialist training facilities at: the House of Morven (with hair and beauty salons, and training restaurant); the Engineering, Technology and Energy Centre with engineering skills and fabrication and welding workshops; the Environmental Research Institute; and the Rural Studies Centre.

Alness Campus has specialist facilities for the creative industries and health, education and social care sectors.

Dornoch Campus is home to Burghfield House, which specialises in hospitality and professional cookery training hotel; and Ross House, located next to Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the base for the golf degrees.

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Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy

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Contact Details

Ormlie Road
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7EE

Alness

Tern House
Alness
IV17 0UP
alness.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Auchtertyre Campus

Taigh Darach
Auchtertyre
IV40 8EG
auchtertyre.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Barra

Castlebay
Isle of Barra
HS9 5XD
barralc.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Benbecula

Lionacleit
Isle of Benbecula
HS7 5PJ
benbeculalc@uhi.ac.uk

Broadford Campus

Pairc nan Craobh
Broadford
IV49 9AP

Dornoch

Cnon-An-Lobht
Dornoch
IV25 3HN
dornoch.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Fort William Campus

Carmichael Way
Fort William
PH33 6FF
fortwilliam.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Gairloch Campus

Gairloch Museum
Gairloch
IV21 2BH
gairloch.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Halkirk

Dale Farm
Halkirk
KW12 6UW
thurso.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Kilchoan Campus

Pier Road
Kilchoan
PH36 4LH
kilchoan.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Kinlochleven

The Leven Centre
Kinlochleven
PH50 4QH
info.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Kinlochleven Campus

The Leven Centre
Kinlochleven
PH50 4QH
01397 874250
http://www.whc.uhi.ac.uk

Mallaig Campus

West Bay
Mallaig
PH41 4PX
mallaig.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

North Uist

Taigh Chearsabhagh
Lochmaddy
HS6 5AA
leart@uhi.ac.uk

Portree Campus

Struan Road
Portree
IV51 9EG
portree.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Stornoway

Stornoway
HS2 0XR
stornoway.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Strontian Campus

The Sunart Centre
Ardnamurchan
Acharaile
PA36 4JA
strontian.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Thurso

Ormlie Road
Thurso
KW14 7EE
thurso.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Ullapool Campus

Ground Floor, 2 West Shore Street
Ullapool
IV26 2UR
ullapool.nwh@uhi.ac.uk

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Highlands