These short courses in Cyber Security provide foundation to higher knowledge and skills in data security, digital forensics and ethical hacking — and provides a skills pipeline into the cyber security industry.

The awards are designed to raise awareness of cyber security and fill the current skills gap in this field. They will encourage learners to improve their cyber hygiene and enable them to identify security weakness safely, legally and ethically. They will also help learners to contribute more safely to virtual communities.

Are you interested in teaching through the medium of Gaelic? Do you already have a degree? Have you considered doing a post-graduate diploma in teaching? This could be the opportunity for you!

You can complete your PGDE (Gaelic-medium primary, secondary or secondary Gaelic-medium subjects) at Lews Castle College.

Not only would you attend college in a beautiful part of the world, you would have the opportunity to study in a supportive Gaelic community – an excellent grounding for anyone wishing to teach through the medium of Gaelic in schools.

When the Government announced that schools and nurseries would close from Monday 23 March, they also advised that some will stay open to provide care for a limited number of children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response, and cannot be safely cared for at home.

An Cotan Childcare Centre at Lews Castle College UHI has remained open during the lockdown period providing a much-needed service for many currently at the heartbeat of this response to the virus.

Manager Erica Gearty says: “The children have adapted well to the situation and staff have also got into the routine of half working from home and the other half being in, which we rotate weekly.

"It is still concerning for all but we have strict guidance and protocols in place to minimise risks, we are also being supported by the College, Council and Care Inspectorate with regular contact.“

One of the parents, Gordon Jamieson, said “An Cotan stepped forward at the very outset of this pandemic, and has allowed a number of key workers to carry on, and expand their efforts to keep our community safe.

"Our workers are extremely grateful, and have been able to continue working in the knowledge that our children are in safe and trusted hands.”

An Cotan is still open Monday to Friday.