The University of Highlands and Islands department of nursing and midwifery has moved from the Western Isles Hospital to Lews Castle College UHI. Staff are busy planning for the start of the term from their new location within the College buildings, and the timing fits well with a return to more face-to-face teaching as COVID-related rules change.  

The move will help nursing students to benefit from being located with a larger student community and with more extensive student facilities. It will also provide extra space in the hospital to support clinical service delivery in NHS Western Isles.

Lews Castle College Maritime Department will be offering the following Short Courses, at the Stornoway Campus from September 2021.

All one day classes run on Fridays, from 0900, to 1700.

Sea Survival/Personal Survival Techniques (£110) –01st Oct, 10th Dec, 7th Jan

STCW Elementary First Aid(EFA) (£110) –22nd Oct, 21st Jan
(The three day “First Aid at Work” is available on request.)

RYA SRC / VHF (£150) – 08th Oct, 12th Nov, 17th Dec, 14th Jan

Personal Safety, and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) (£100) – 24th Sep, 19th Nov, 21st Jan

Arrangements can be made for additional courses, for group bookings of 6, or more, as and when demand dictates.

For additional details please contact:
Iain Angus Macaulay: Tel- 01851770287, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alistair Macleod: Tel-01851770284, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lews Castle College: Tel – 01851770000


The Uist Virtual Archaeology Project is delighted to launch its brand-new App, Uist Unearthed. Created and led by archaeologists from Lews Castle College UHI and supported by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the project aims to encourage communities and visitors to download the app and explore seven of Uist’s most significant archaeological sites.

From well-preserved Neolithic burial tombs to one of the largest Viking trading posts in Scotland, Uist is home to hundreds of spectacular archaeological sites. Offering Access courses through to postgraduate degrees, Lews Castle College UHI presents an amazing opportunity to study these diverse and internationally significant locations in stunning landscapes with leading experts.