Board of management

Who runs Lews Castle College?

We have a Senior Management Team that is responsible for the quality and effectiveness of all college courses and services. You may be surprised to learn, however, that all college employees are employed by the Lews Castle College Board of Management.

Meet the current Lews Castle College Board of Management.

What do they do, then?

This group of volunteers, based within the communities of the Outer Hebrides, come from all walks of life and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of college business and for monitoring its financial viability.

Who are they?

They are keen and enthusiastic islanders who bring their specialist skills and knowledge to this vital role in supporting and developing our college, a key academic partner in the creation of a University of the Highlands and Islands.

The people of the Outer Hebrides have a rich heritage of volunteering to support a broad range of agencies and services that are community based.

This is particularly important to us, as Lews Castle College is a major employer in the Outer Hebrides and critical to the economic development of the islands.

As the college has bases in Stornoway, Benbecula and Barra, the place of residence of current board members reflects this geographical spread across the islands.

Current vacancies

We have vacancies for new Board members.  A description of the role can be found here.  To apply, you can download an application form.

What if I want to know more?

If you are interested in putting yourself forward to apply for this challenging and fulfilling role, please contact Iain Macmillan, on 01851 770000 or email him on for more information.  If you know someone else who might be interested, please pass this information on to them.