West Highland College UHI

Has ten centres across the West Highlands of Scotland, from Ullapool in the north to Kilchoan in the south. The two largest campuses are in Fort William, the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK', surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty and home to the School of Adventure Studies; and Portree on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

In addition to our flagship Adventure Tourism Management degree

you can access a variety of degree and postgraduate level courses from across the university.

Discover courses available at West Highland College UHI

What our students, graduates and staff say

I travelled up to Fort William every year to watch the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and ride bikes at the weekends. Once I found out that there was an Adventure Tourism Management degree I moved to study at the West Highland College UHI campus and simultaneously started up my own freelance mountain bike guide business. The area surrounding the college was the main driving factor for me if I am honest, it was a bonus that I could gain an honours degree while living here.

Mark Clark, BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management graduate, freelance mountain bike guide and owner of Stoked to Coach and a guide for H&I Adventures

The University of the Highlands and Islands stands out from other universities because of its incredible locations. Fort William is the home to an active outdoor community and the university feeds directly into this. The lecturers have in-depth knowledge of their subjects and are incredibly helpful. This, alongside the company of like-minded students, has really helped me to develop and grow.

Louise Ferguson, BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism student, Fort William campus

I started studying Geography at the University of Edinburgh but soon realised I wasn't enjoying it so I moved here to the Marine and Coastal Tourism degree. I am really enjoying the course. It's tough to know what will suit you but in my experience, you'll be most successful if you follow something you are really passionate about.

David Lamond, BA (Hons) Marine and Coastal Tourism student, Fort William campus

  • Mark Clark | Marc Mac a’ Chlèirich
  • Louise Ferguson | Louise NicFhearghais
  • David Lamond | Daibhidh MacLaomainn