UHI North Highland

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UHI North Highland serves the communities of the northern mainland of Scotland. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and has around 3,000 full and part time students.

The college has campuses in Thurso, Halkirk, Alness and Dornoch, each with its own distinctive curriculum profile.

UHI North Highland will merge with UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland to become UHI North, West and Hebrides from 1st August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval.

Courses and subjects

The college offers a wide range of qualifications including NC, SVQ, HNC, HND and degree, as well as a range of postgraduate and professional qualifications.

Subjects are taught in the following subject areas: Business, Leisure and Tourism; Computing and IT; Creative Industries; Education and Childcare; Energy, Engineering and Construction; Gaelic Medium Studies; Health and Wellbeing; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science and Environment.  

Facilities and services

The main campus at Thurso has a library with an extensive stock, study areas, computer access and printing facilities. Support and guidance services are available to students across all campuses.

Each campus has specialist facilities according to courses that are taught – see ‘Specialisms’ below.


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.


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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Town and Regional Planning

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Contact Details

Main Campus
Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE

Alness Campus

Tern House
Alness Point Business Park
IV17 0UP

Dornoch Campus

Ross House
Grange Road
IV25 3LE

Environmental Research Institute

Castle Street
KW14 7JD
01847 889574

Rural Studies Centre

Dale Farm
KW12 6UW

Thurso Campus

Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE

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