Music students from the Lews Castle College UHI courses based in Benbecula came together in Stornoway on Thursday and Friday last week to graduate in Stornoway.   

The University of the Highlands and Islands has introduced a bursary to support care-experienced students to participate in graduation ceremonies.

The bursary, available from this summer, will provide assistance for costs such as gown hire, photography, travel and accommodation.

Research shows that care experienced students, those who spent time in care as a child, often experience financial difficulties during their studies as they are unable to rely on additional support from family.