About Us

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Realising Your Potential

UHI Orkney is a small but vibrant college with campuses in Kirkwall and Stromness. Driven by a dedication to meet both present and future demands within our local and regional landscapes, our curriculum is meticulously crafted to address evolving needs while fostering a vibrant academic environment. Our aim is to not only cater to the educational aspirations of our community but also to entice students to come to Orkney and explore our enriching educational landscape. Using state-of-the-art online learning technologies, we ensure the delivery of high-calibre education transcends geographical boundaries, reaching both our local community and beyond.

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.

Our staff have had considerable success in research in a number of areas – Agronomy, Archaeology, Northern Studies.

Further to full-time and part-time options, UHI Orkney offers a broad range of short courses especially aimed at employed people. If there is any specific training that you, or your business requires, please do get in touch. Courses can be designed to meet your individual requirements.

If you require any further information, please Contact Us.

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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.

The site consists of:

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

View maps of the main campus buildings

Address - UHI Orkney, East Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LX
Tel: (01856) 569 000 | info.orkney@uhi.ac.uk

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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 | ins@uhi.ac.uk

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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.

UHI Orkney Maritime Studies Building on Victoria Street in Stromness

Address: Maritime Studies Department, Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS
Tel: (01856) 569 401 | ocmaritime@uhi.ac.uk