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Lews Castle College - Barra Learning Centre is a well equipped, welcoming and modern facility offering a wide range of post school educational opportunities to the community of Barra & Vatersay. The building is conveniently located in Castlebay's developing business hub area.

Our hi-tech connections and equipment provide a spectrum of course choice from across the Highlands and Islands via the Lews Castle College and UHI network.  In addition, the needs and relevance of our island population drives many of our local courses.  Furthermore, although our population is relatively small in number, we endeavour to accommodate a wide variety of learning opportunities as flexibly as possible.

The Centre also offers a Guest Account policy which allows students of other Colleges and Universities to access our facilities for study purposes.


  • Internet ready PC's for learning
  • Printing
  • Video Conferencing
  • A quiet space to study away from home and distractions
  • Room Hire facility for meetings and visiting trainers, etc.

If you are interested in embarking on Further or Higher Education and do not see your subject listed, please enquire at the Centre.  We will do our best to assist.

Many courses run subject to local demand and interest.  Feel welcome to get in touch to make a course enquiry. 

Irene Donnelly
Lews Castle College - Barra
Isle of Barra
Outer Hebrides

t: +44 (0) 1851 770600

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Locally accessible courses

Locally accessible courses

For further information, request a course leaflet or to book your place please call the Learning Centre.

Information Technology SQA Highers Maritime Gaelic CITB Construction Skills higher national certificate (hnc) Continuing professional development award degree level courses electrotechnical certification scheme food hygiene professional development award

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Car and passenger ferries sail from mainland Scotland at Oban straight to Castlebay.
More details about ferry timetables can be found by going to the Caledonian MacBrayne website.

Regular flights visit Barra airport from Glasgow.

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.

Visit Hebrides has a large amount of information pertaining to the Outer Hebrides and is well worth a visit.