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.

Earlier this month Lews Castle College UHI welcomed visitors from two of the country’s major recruitment agencies for the Merchant Navy, Trinity House and Viking Recruitment, to their Stornoway campus.

The Innovation Centre at Lews Castle College, which was launched publicly in August, is now officially open and looking for participants interested in updating their skills with training in high-technology or entrepreneurship, who have an idea for a business, or who would like to start their own business in the future.