The Circumpolar Crafters Network – a craft event hosted by the Nunavut Government of Canada to promote the exchange of skills and increase trade between network members – took place in Manndalen in Norway last month, and Lews Castle College UHI Fashion Lecturer Annette "Netty" Sopata was one of the designers invited to attend.

The festive season got off to a strong start this weekend for staff, students, and alumni of Lews Castle College UHI’s music courses in Benbecula, who won multiple awards at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday (1st December).

The MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards are a highlight of Scotland’s musical calendar, and this year musicians from Lews Castle College UHI are in the running for multiple awards, which will be announced in a live event in Perth on 1st December.