LIVING IN SKYE
The Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, is consistently named among the world’s top travel destinations – and with good reason.
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is nestled in Sleat in the south end of the island, also known as ‘the Garden of Skye’.
Students come here to study in an immersive, Gaelic-rich environment, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery and landscapes.
Sleat is a safe, friendly community, with stunning views across to Mallaig and Knoydart on the mainland and the Cuillin mountain range to the north-west.
The Isle of Skye has a reputation for great food and drink, wildlife and outdoor pursuits, as well as a rich culture filled with music, Gaelic song, folklore and history in abundance. To name just some of the sporting adventures to be had on the island, there are thriving local football and shinty leagues and a state-of-the-art climbing wall.
All the essential services are close to our National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture in Sleat, such as an on-campus gym, the local Armadale shop and Post Office, a garage and Sleat Medical Centre, as well as a Gaelic primary school.
Just 14 miles from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is the town of Broadford, where you will find shops, bars, restaurants, a Co-op supermarket, Broadford Hospital, a pharmacy and many other amenities.
Transport connections link Skye to the mainland via the Skye Bridge, a short 25-minute drive away, as well as from the Armadale Ferry Terminal just two miles down the road from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Services run between Armadale and Mallaig, linking you to many other train, bus and ferry routes.
Regular bus services run across the Isle of Skye and beyond, including to Skye’s capital Portree and Kyle of Lochalsh, where there is another train station linking to anywhere in the UK via Inverness (where you will find the nearest airport).
The Isle of Skye is also a great base from which to explore other Hebridean islands, with regular CalMac ferries leaving for the Isles of Raasay, North Uist and Harris.
Links to the UHI Online Learning and Brightspace ‘How to’ guides and manuals.
As a student of the College you will be encouraged to contribute to what is happening in the community.
Skye offers students a distinctive cultural experience and is a truly unique place to live.