About Orkney College UHI

Welcome to the Orkney College UHI website. I hope this will give you a flavour of what we offer at the College and how we go about delivering our mission of ‘Realising Your Potential’. If you can’t find what you are looking for here please do contact us.

Orkney College UHI is a small but vibrant college with campuses in Kirkwall and Stromness. We are a very active partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands and able to offer a wide range of courses spanning the entire Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework. In practice that means all levels of qualifications from working with young people still in school through to postgraduate research.

Main Campus - East Road, Kirkwall

Orkney College UHI - Front View


Centre for Nordic Studies - Kiln Corner, Kirkwall

Centre for Nordic Studies - front view

Maritime Studies - Victoria Street, Stromness

Maritime Studies

On this website you will find details of the full range of courses that we offer.

We work closely with the schools in Orkney to support the Curriculum for Excellence, providing a range of Skills for Work courses that allow young people to explore and work towards vocational qualifications.

The University of the Highlands and Islands is Scotland’s newest university and we celebrated achievement of that title in 2011. Orkney College UHI leads on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate networked courses.

Staff in the College have had considerable success in research in a number of areas – Agronomy, Archaeology, Cultural and Nordic Studies, details of which you can find on the research pages of this site.

Throughout the year Orkney College UHI offers a broad range of short courses especially aimed at employed people. If there is any specific training that you, or perhaps a company that you run requires please do get in touch.  Courses can be designed to meet your particular requirements.


Orkney College Opening Times



MONDAY & TUESDAY       8:00am - 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY       8:00am – 5:00pm



MONDAY-FRIDAY              9:00am – 4:00pm