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Open day at new SMO building, Ionad Iain Nobail, in Sleat

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI will hold an open day at Ionad Iain Nobail on Wednesday 3 February to allow members of the public the opportunity to come and visit the College’s new building.

Ionad Iain Nobail, or the Iain Noble Centre, is the first building in the new Kilbeg Development and was officially opened in October 2015 by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP.  The building was named in memory of the late Sir Iain Noble, who established the College over 40 years ago.

Ionad Iain Nobail was built as an Academic, Research, Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise building and the new centre is also home to key College staff who previously occupied the original Ostaig Steading buildings.

Guests are invited to drop in at any time during the afternoon and events will include the unveiling of a memorial plaque by Sir Iain’s widow, Lucilla, Lady Noble; a lecture from eminent historian, Dr James Hunter; a musical performance from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s BA Traditional Music students and a tour of the building. 

Funding assistance towards the £6.2m cost of Phase 1 at Kilbeg has been provided by the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Government, the European Regional Development Fund (Convergence) of the European Union, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Highland Council and the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Development Trust which incorporates the former Highland Fund and Urras na h-Aiseirigh.


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