Lews Castle College UHI
Isle of Benbecula
t: +44 (0)1851 770500
Benbecula Learning Centre
Our Benbecula Learning Centre is located in the beautiful Uists, the chain of islands directly to the south of Lewis and Harris. Five minutes walk from white sandy beaches, our courses offer a unique cultural and educational experience and attract locals as well as many students from the mainland and from further afield.
Full time Courses delivered on campus include Music (BA Applied and HNC).
Part time courses include Gaelic Language conversation classes, Ulpan, Health & Social Care and a variety of short courses in music and CPD activity.
The campus also has a range of Video Conference and computer suites available to support remotely delivered and networked courses. A purpose built studio makes an excellent learning resource, to which students have full access during the academic year.
There is a wide range of different accommodation options in the Uists, ranging from B&B and self-catering in family homes, to house rental. Upon acceptance to the course, students are sent a list of accommodation from the college to assist them in locating suitable housing.
Many of the hosts on the list are fluent Gaelic speakers.
Lionacleit High School and community centre is adjacent to the college and houses a canteen, sports centre, gym, swimming pool, library.
The local authority covering the Outer Hebrides is Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and their website contains large amounts of information on the local area and services.
Uist is home to various festivals and cultural events including:
Visit Hebrides has a large amount of information pertaining to the Outer Hebrides and is well worth a visit.
- Lochmaddy in North Uist - daily service to Uig
- Lochboisdale in South Uist - frequent crossings to Oban
For ferry timetables visit the Caledonian MacBrayne website.
Benbecula is served by an airport with regular flights to and from Glasgow, Inverness, Stornoway and Barra: