Uisdean Paterson has been carving chessmen for a number of years now.

You can see examples of his work around the town.

Maritime Department Short Courses  Autumn/Winter 2019

Lews Castle College Maritime Department will be offering the following Short Courses, at the Stornoway Campus from August 2019.

All are one-day classes run on Fridays, from 0900 - 1700.

Sea Survival/Personal Survival Techniques (£110) –16th Aug, 13th Sep, 04th Oct, 01st Nov, 06th Dec.


Emergency First Aid at Work/STCW First Aid (£110) – 06th Sep, 15th Nov.


"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this year, it was an excellent stepping stone and has provided me with the opportunity to continue with my studies here at the college with a view to study for a degree in due course," says Kelly MacKay, a student at Lews Castle College UHI who has recently completed the National 5 Gateway Programme.