If you are interested in developing your skills in traditional music, this course is designed for you. Lews Castle College Benbecula campus has developed an international reputation for the delivery of traditional Scottish music courses.  Small class sizes, located in a community where Gaelic is spoken, make Uist a unique destination for study.

Francesca Bergmann, from Bremen in northern Germany, started studying at Lews Castle College UHI in September 2019. Although she only planned to stay for one term as part of an ERASMUS exchange programme from the University of Oldenburg, she enjoyed herself so much that she ended up extending her studies for another term. Here, Francesca – who also chose to remain and study in Stornoway during lockdown – shares what drew her to Lews Castle College.

The MA Music and the Environment provides an excellent foundation for musicians to develop new paths for their creative entrepreneurial activity. This MA equips musicians to enable the sustainability of their creative enterprises and is accredited with the Scottish Institute for Enterprise. Students work within their own community, establishing effective and successful contributions to the creative economy.