Two digital heritage tourism research projects at the University of the Highlands and Islands are amongst nine projects in the Highlands and Islands selected to share a £5 million European Regional Development Fund.  

The 'Uibhist virtual archaeology’ project received a grant of £271,000 to create a new series of virtual reality digital reconstructions of seven archaeological sites located on the Hebridean Way walking route in Uist and Benbecula.

The 'coast that shaped the world' project received a grant of £350,000. This project will develop a website, app and programme of innovative digital exhibitions along the west coast of Scotland to narrate how maritime cultural, and natural, heritage helped to shape the world.

‘I have a lot to be thankful for… It’s not too bad really’

Social isolation in our rural community by Jessica Sapphire Frame

The festive period has now officially finished and we are all back into the swing of everyday life. For most people, it was an extremely exciting, busy time bursting with family, music, the clinking of glasses and eruptions of laughter.

Would you like to research your family tree?  Would you like to know more about your ancestors?

Lews Castle College UHI are offering the opportunity to do just that, in a 10 week SQA accredited course.