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Our main campus in Stornoway sits in 600 acres (240 hectares) of parkland overlooking Stornoway Harbour.College CourtyardStornoway is the principal town of the Western Isles and is home to fantastic sports facilities, a brilliant local arts centre and the internationally renowned Hebridean Celtic Festival.Our other main centres are at Lionacleit, on the Isle of Benbecula, where the specialisms include traditional music, Lochmaddy in North Uist, where our partnership with award-winning arts organisation Taigh Chearsabhagh has allowed us to develop an amazing fine art course specialising in environmental art, and Castlebay, on the Isle of Barra.The islands, forty miles (60km) off Scotland's Atlantic northwest coast, have a thriving cultural scene, in terms of music and Gaelic as well as adventure sports. Some fantastic archaeological sites, excellent beaches, moorland, machair and mountains and a way of life that has no equal.The Outer Hebrides are Scotland's Gaelic heartland, so the college specialises in Gaelic, but also engineering (with specialisms in renewable technologies), computing, traditional music, fine art, health studies, including rural health, maritime studies, rural development, food management and hospitality and many more. Visit the courses section for more information.We have been educating the people of the Outer Hebrides and students from all over Scotland for over fifty years (est. 1953), originally in the historic Lews Castle, now in brand new campuses, as a part of the UHI, Scotland's newest and most exciting higher education institute. We offer post-school education at every level, right up to Ph.D. Lews Castle College - The facts: Enrolled over 300 full-time students in 2010-2011.Enrolled over 2300 part-time and open learning students in 2010-2011.Had a total enrolment of over 2700 in 2010-2011.Offers more than 60 full-time courses.Offers more than 80 part-time courses.Offers more than 30 Higher National Certifi cates, Higher National Diplomas, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and other higher education programmes.Offers more than 200 evening classes throughout the Outer Hebrides.Employs more than 150 staff throughout the Outer Hebrides.Offers a wide range of business services including training, consultancy and facilities hire.Is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.Offers access courses to degrees which allow students to complete part of their degree studies in the Outer Hebrides.Is an Investors in People organisation.Offers taster courses for people wishing to find out more about training opportunities locally.Operates a network of learning centres throughout the Outer Hebrides.Delivers courses in Argyll and Lochaber, and throughout the Highlands and Islands, in partnership with other UHI colleges.
Our main campus in Stornoway sits in 600 acres (240 hectares) of parkland overlooking Stornoway Harbour.College CourtyardStornoway is the principal town of the Western Isles and is home to fantastic sports facilities, a brilliant local arts centre and the internationally renowned Hebridean Celtic Festival.Our other main centres are at Lionacleit, on the Isle of Benbecula, where the specialisms...
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