The Innovation Centre at Lews Castle College, which was launched publicly in August, is now officially open and looking for participants interested in updating their skills with training in high-technology or entrepreneurship, who have an idea for a business, or who would like to start their own business in the future.

Benbecula-based music lecturer and programme leader for BA Applied Music, Anna-Wendy Stevenson has been working across the University of the Highlands and Islands as mentor and mentee to encourage fellow staff members across the network to engage in the process for recognition of their work through the UHI’s ALPINE programme.

Anna-Wendy is pictured above with fellow lecturers Simon Bradley and Roisin King.

Anna-Wendy says: ‘The Alpine framework gave me a great opportunity to reflect on and share my practice and feel recognised at a national level for the work leading a team across the network and developing new curriculum. 

A duo of musicians who graduated from Lews Castle College’s HNC and BA music courses in Uist are in the running for ‘Album of the Year’ at the MG Alba Trad Music Awards in December.

Christian Gamauf and Jamie MacDonald say: “We're absolutely over the moon to hear news today that our CD 'The Pipe Slang' has made the long list for album of the year at the ScotsTradMusicAwards!