UHI Orkney

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UHI Orkney courses serve the local community, from young people still at school to those wishing to study at degree and postgraduate level. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

There are three campuses: the main campus and the Institute for Northern Studies, both at Kirkwall, and Stromness Maritime campus.

Courses and subjects

There are courses at various levels, including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND, degrees and postgraduate awards.

Subjects are taught in the following subject areas: Business and Computing; Creative Industries; Education, Child and Youth Studies; Engineering, Construction and Technology; Gaelic Language and Culture; Health and Wellbeing; History, Heritage and Social Studies; Science, Nature and the Environment; and Sports, Adventure and Tourism.

Facilities and services

The main campus has a cafeteria and library facilities and is home to the Construction building, Carpentry and Joinery building and the Agronomy and Agricultural building. Support and guidance for issues such as finance and health is available to all students at any campus.

Both Kirkwall and Stromness have a range of amenities and within the community there are clubs and societies for a wide range of interests.


The college is involved at the forefront of research in agronomy, archaeology and Northern studies.


Courtesy of Orkney College UHI

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Contact Details

School Place
KW15 1NY


East Road
KW15 1LX
01856 569 000


Maritime Studies Department
Victoria Street
KW16 3BS
01856 569 401

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