About Us

Realising Your Potential

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.

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, Northern Studies.

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.

If you can’t find what you are looking for here please do Contact Us.

Main Campus - East Road, Kirkwall

The main campus is situated on East Road in Kirkwall overlooking Kirkwall bay with a beautiful view towards the North Isles.

Orkney College UHI - Front View

The site consists of:

  • The main Orkney College UHI building
  • The Construction building
  • Carpentry and Joinery building
  • The Agronomy and Agricultural building

View maps of the main campus buildings

Address - Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LX
Tel:  (01856) 569000 |  Orkney.College@uhi.ac.uk

Institute for Northern Studies - Scott's House, Hatston, Kirkwall

The Institute for Northern Studies is located at Scott's House in Hatston, Kirkwall with views across Kirkwall Bay towards Carness.

 Scott's House

Address - Institute for Northern Studies, Scott's House, Hatston, Kirkwall, Orkney,
Tel:  (01856) 569300 | cns@uhi.ac.uk

Maritime Studies - Victoria Street, Stromness

Situated on a harbour front location, the Maritime building sits at the centre of Stromness with views across the harbour and further towards Hoy.

Maritime Studies

Address - Maritime Studies Department, Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS
Tel:  (01856) 569401 | ocmaritime@uhi.ac.uk