The Digital roundtable event

The Digital roundtable event was the second such event held in Stornoway this year to explore how to develop digital skills for young people in the Outer Hebrides.

Lews Castle College UHI was “delighted to welcome” Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, to the Stornoway campus on Monday September 30th.  The Minister gave an introductory address to a Digital Roundtable event hosted by the Government at the College before going on a tour of the College to meet students and staff. 

The tour provided the opportunity to demonstrate how college staff and students are embracing digital technology in activities ranging from meteorology to jewellery and fashion design.

You can see her below speaking with Eddy Weather about Meteorology, with Christina about jewellery courses, and with Sallie and Lorna in the Innovation Centre about how they use digital technology.

Kate-Forbes-eddyChristina with Kate ForbesSallie and Lorna in the Innovation Centre

The Digital roundtable event was the second such event held in Stornoway this year to explore how to develop digital skills for young people in the Outer Hebrides. The Scottish Government hosted the event at the College and the discussions were facilitated by staff from Journey Associates and the V&A Museum in Dundee. 

The newly formed Outer Hebrides Chamber of Commerce were joined by local businesses Wee Studio, GreenspaceLive, MPS Digital, and Lews Castle College UHI alongside organisations including ScotlandIS, The Data Lab, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Business Gateway and Skills Development Scotland. 

The Chamber of Commerce summed up the day: “A thought provoking day highlighting the challenges and opportunities we have to develop the digital sector here in the Outer Hebrides.”